PUBLISHED: 11:12 09 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:12 09 June 2019 Mark Boggis Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. . Picture: James Bass Archant Norfolk © 2015 Britain's best and worst seaside resorts have been ranked in a new survey. Find out what's happening where in Great Yarmouth with a new app Picture: James BassAccording to the annual Which? British Seaside Survey, which has rated almost 100 UK coastal destinations, Great Yarmouth is in the bottom 10 - listed in 90th position out of 96 destinations.A number of readers hit out at the rating, with one saying it was an "absolutely skewed resort report".Great Yarmouth's historic Venetian Waterway is undergoing a £2.7m transformation. Picture: Neil DidsburyThey said that Yarmouth has "enough to do to stop any family being bored," and added: "It has featured weekend attractions throughout the summer, such as Wheels and Out There, something which very few of it so-called betters has. "It also has a wonderful … [Read more...] about Survey brands Yarmouth among the worst coastal resorts in the UK
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Earth 26 March 2019 By Michael MarshallA vast floodplain 10 times the size of the Amazon delta existed during the early days of the dinosaur era. It is the largest known delta from Earth’s history and may have been a crucial habitat. During the Triassic period when dinosaurs first appeared, all of Earth’s continents were joined together in a supercontinent called Pangaea. Part of northern Pangaea is preserved under the Barents Sea between Norway and Russia. So Tore Grane Klausen, whilst at the University of Bergen in Norway, and his colleagues took data from drilling wells in the Barents Sea and combined it with seismic data to map the rock layers. Advertisement Read more: Going under: The world’s sinking cities The team found preserved sediments from a delta that existed 237 to 227 million years ago. A delta is a wide, flat plain of muddy sediment that forms when a river meets a larger water body, like a lake or ocean. The remains spanned the entire … [Read more...] about We’ve discovered a massive dinosaur-era river delta under the sea
PUBLISHED: 11:14 11 February 2019 Daniel Hickey Lance the Queensland Grouper. Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre Archant Don’t miss an amazing offer brought to you by the Great Yarmouth Mercury. The parasol is providing solace for the pengiuns. Picture: Great Yarmouth Sea Life CentreA discounted price for a Sea Life Annual Pass is an offer between the Mercury and the Sea Life Centre - and you won’t get the chance again this year.To receive a pass guests will need two tokens from the Mercury.Each individual pass is for one person and costs £25 per person and allows unlimited entry into Sea Life Great Yarmouth, plus 20pc discount in the gift shops and 20pc off hot drinks in the restaurant.As long as you have the correct number of tokens and an application form for each person plus two passport size photos, there is no restriction on the number of passes you can buy.The pass lasts for 12 months from the day of purchase.Cut out the first token in … [Read more...] about Super Sea Life Annual Pass offer in the Mercury!
PUBLISHED: 11:16 27 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 27 December 2018 Liz Coates Maxine Culleton of Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre leading an earlier beach clean Picture: Sea Life Sea Life A New Year’s Day beach clean is hoping for as many volunteers as it can muster. Undated handout photo of an Atlantic grey seal with a Frisbee stuck round its neck on the Norfolk coast. This is the second seal found by the Friends Of Horsey Seals rescue group after the first one was rescued at Horsey beach in 2017 and nicknamed Mrs Frisbee. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 19, 2018. The yellow plastic disc, which cut into the seal's neck as she grew bigger, was removed at the RSPCAs East Winch Wildlife Centre near Kings Lynn. See PA story ANIMALS Frisbee. Photo credit should read: Glenn Mingham/ Friends of Horsey Seals/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous … [Read more...] about Join the battle to clear beaches of marine litter on New Year’s Day
Like football, truffles and flu, tourism also has an off season in Italy. It’s from November through February. In December, except for the pilgrims pouring into St Peter’s Square and skiers to the Dolomites over Christmas, Italy doesn’t seem more touristy than Indianapolis. That’s despite hotels dropping their rates and hardly any lines for museums. Some places in Italy are even advisable in the off season. I’d never been to Rimini, the renowned beach town on the Adriatic. A former colleague who lived there warned me off it, saying you can’t see a speck of sand on the beach from all the bodies. Add in the long string of bars and clubs and Rimini sounded like Fort Lauderdale with wine instead of Bud. With my girlfriend Marina getting a long weekend earlier this month, I rented a car and drove us the 240 miles through Lazio and Abruzzo and up the coast into Emilia-Romagna. Marina was the perfect guide. Her mother has roots in Romagna and as a … [Read more...] about Weekend Wanderlust: Rimini off season, an uncrowded gem on the sea