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Sunrise to Moonrise in Great Yarmouth

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If you wrap up warm and embrace the fresh North Sea breeze, the rolling sands of North Denes offer up its own barren beauty to brighten the shorter days of winter. This quiet spot, washed in salty mists and dotted with tussocks of marram grass, is a favourite with dog walkers and adventurers who want to get the most out of their day.

Be the first to greet the morning by heading down to the beach before sunlight. If you want to take breakfast with you, a flask of coffee and Pastéis de Nata from one of Great Yarmouth’s Portuguese stores makes a fine treat.

Nestle down in the shelter of the dunes and watch the sun as it rises up and over the sea, full of promise for the new day.

As the world wakes, you can head into town and explore the delights of this historic seaside town and enjoy a varied selection of food and heritage experiences. When the afternoon light starts to fade, take a gentle stroll along the shoreline.

The winter sunset lights the rooftops and sends murmurations of starlings into whirling flight across the sky as the town settles down for the night ahead. 

If your trip coincides with a new moon you may be rewarded with a crash of tides and brightly lit waves on a black sea. In September the Harvest Moon rises light and buttery, while the colder Wolf Moon of January shimmers over the wide horizon. 

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