The In Bloom wish all visitors and friends



No Monkeying around by this In Bloom Team


 The message below was sent to Winterton

and is well worth a look.

   I'm Gene Sosnowski, an American, and the son-in-law of Joyce Woodhouse. My wife is Madeline Woodhouse. I have photographed the village and its flowers for the past 20 years when we visited her family.

Recently, I completed a video slide-show, of some photographs which I took, titled "Winterton in Bloom".

If you are interested, you may include the You-Tube links on your web site.

Here are links to two versions of the Winterton-in-Bloom slide show:
1. For fast internet, best resolution



2. For slow internet or mobile devices, lower resolution



Welcome to


Winterton on Sea In Bloom








Winterton on Sea Achievements

Category 1 - Garden under 60 sq. mtrs.- Jean Neve - Gold plus Overall Gold

Category 2 - Garden over 60 sq. mtrs. - Marie Jennet - Gold

Category 5 - Hanging Basket - G. Pitchford - Silver Gilt

Category 5 - Hanging Basket - Carmel Shiggins - Silver Gilt

Category 9 - Best Village - Winterton on Sea - Gold

Category 15 - Best Allotments - Silver Gilt

What a great achievement.

Well done to those who participated and to the hard work of the In Bloom team in Winterton.

Chaired by Jean Neve


Yarmouth In Bloom Awards




On Monday 17 October an In Bloom meeting was held in the Village Hall when Jean Neve announced that Winterton Village was awarded overall Gold in the Great Yarmouth in Bloom awards. Carmel and Mick Shiggins also received Gold for their floral presentation whilst Jed and Joyce Pitchford received Silver Gilt. Well done to everybody for all their hard work in making Winterton on Sea 'A Place to be Proud of''. 





On Friday 3rd October the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston In Bloom Awards was held at St Georges Theatre and a lovely evening and a good time was had by all. Winterton on Sea Awards were: Best Small Village - Gold. Window boxes and hanging baskets - Carmel and Mick Shiggins Gold. also Joyce and Jed Pitchford - Silver Gilt. Small front garden - Jean Neve Silver Gilt. Congratulations to those achievements and many thanks to all members and friends for their hard work throughout the year. We are blessed with many beautiful residential gardens and this all helps to make our village beautiful and 'A Place to be Proud of'.


Yarmouth In Bloom Awards


Great Yarmouth In Bloom Awards took place on Friday October 24th at the Town Hall. Winterton on Sea In Bloom received the accolade of winning Gold for the Village whilst Jed and Joyce Pitchford won a Gold for their Floral Displays. Very well done to those who put in a lot of time and hard work which is much appreciated by all of us.


The Open Gardens and Scarecrow Festival was held on Sunday 19th July 2015

No Open Gardens was held in 2016

                     and we will be back in 2018


In July 2015 a number of residential gardens were open to the public in and around the village of Winterton on Sea. A Scarecrow Competition and Festival took place on the Village Green. It was a hot sunny day that was enjoyed by the large number of visitors.


Thankyou to all who made the day a great success.





There are a number of pictures of Winterton on Sea and Scarecrows Festival on the Gallery Page for you to view.  





Village Green Sign




Village Green Sign



 There are now many Pictures on the Gallery Page for you to view


Winterton on Sea is  considered the most beautiful along this coast and we ask that you give consideration to the seals and their pups.

All the flowers planted around the village have been financed by the In Bloom Team or with donations and planted by the In Bloom volunteers.

2012 the In Bloom Team planted to portray the Queens Jubilee with Red, White and Blue, with the School Children planting for The Olympics with the Rings, Flag and Torch.

Winterton on Sea In Bloom wish all its visitors, members, friends, supporters and all residents a Healthy 2017.

If you enjoy what you see please let us know on the Guest Book Page.


Where are we? Click on below:

   map showing the location of Winterton-On-Sea




A Village to be Proud Of

 Village Green Sign 



Look at the Events Page to See 

Whats On in Winterton on Sea


See Photographs of:

Winterton School Children Planting







Winterton on Sea is an ancient fishing village some 8 miles north of Great Yarmouth. We are a small village with around 650 houses and 1,500 inhabitants. 



Village Green Boat



Village Green Boat


We are proud of our village and are not only recent entrants and winners in competitions but go back as the winners of the 2003 Anglia In Bloom, Village of the Year and Village Green awards.


Village of the Year and Village Green award






Thatched houses in The Lane 


Plough on the Village Green 



Village Hall Green  


Winterton on Sea has a beautiful sandy and largely unspoiled Norfolk beach, dunes so peaceful that the Tern colony has moved here in recent years. The beach has a rare colony of Natterjack Toads and you may well see an Adder or two. 


Winterton on Sea beach 


We have a Village Store, a Post Office which is also a Newsagents and a Grocery Shop, a Fish & Chip shop serving a full range of products which are always freshly cooked to order and a Public House. We also have a Beach Café which serves teas & coffees, snacks & meals, and, of course a full range of Ice Cream.



Fishermans Return Public House 

Winterton on Sea Fish & Chip Shop 

Winterton on Sea Post Office 

Dunes Cafe 

Winterton on Sea Dunes 


Our dunes nature reserve is within an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideal for bird watchers and walkers, with a colony of seals just north of Winterton on Sea. Winterton on Sea is about 8 miles from Great Yarmouth with our neighbouring village of Hemsby just one mile away.


Winterton on Sea Parish Church


Wintertons Parish Church is a magnificent building, with one of the tallest church towers in Norfolk, rising to over 130 feet.

Elements of the church date from the 13th century, with the tower being built around 200 years later. The church was restored in the late 1800's and is a treasured and much loved building in the village.




Winterton on Sea Coastwatch

Winterton Coastwatch


Winterton Coastwatch is part of a Coastwatch Unit - The Sea Safety Group - which has five stations on the East Anglian coast.

All are supported entirely by public donation, which came to the rescue of the Coastguard Station, a Winterton landmark for generations, when it fell victim to erosion.

The battle to raise funds for replacement took three years. Many gave not only cash but also services and materials free of cost. The new station opened in January 2007, a tribute to the kindness and expertise of many who contributed to such a splendid effort.




Go to In Bloom Group Page

 to see:

Hedgehog Corner


Go to: www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch


Not sure what it is?

Go to: www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdidentifier 

Have you noticed a decline in the birds in your garden.

Look at the RSPB website page shown below:





Try this ramblers walk:

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This walk from the beach car park in Winterton is very varied, from the dunes next to the sea and along good tracks past the ruined St Mary's Church in the woods that surround the impressive Burnley Hall, to the pretty little hamlet of West Somerton with another St Mary's Church standing on a hill.

Winterton-on-Sea and Hemsby

Start: Winterton Beach and Dunes car park

Map: Explorer OL40 G/R 498197

Distance: 7 miles

Public transport timetables: 0871 2002233, travelineeastanglia.co.uk

On your walk the little round-towered, thatched church at West Somerton is most interesting; it has wall paintings and also the grave of a giant in the churchyard. There are wide ranging views on Church Road leading to the church and also along Collis Lane when the walk leaves the church to continue to Hemsby.

The section back along the dunes (or, alternatively, via the beach) is always a pleasure.

For refreshment, there is the Winterton Dunes Cafe and the King's Head, Hemsby.

Keep safe - Beware of traffic when using the road. Tell someone where you are going and take a mobile phone. Have a map. Wear the right clothing with consideration of the weather. Enjoy it.


Go to the far end of the car park away from the road and café, and turn left inland on a wide grassy track between the fishermen's huts, and continue across the dunes towards the dwellings. On reaching the back of the houses, turn right for a few paces, then go left, leaving the dunes and into a loke between the houses to a road. ross over into Low Road opposite. Ignore the track on the left and continue ahead on the restricted byway soon with horse paddocks on the right. Go past Empsons Loke and the church over to the left and also eventually past a lane on the left. Follow the byway right and left and then past Manor Farm and ignoring another lane on the left. Still keep ahead on Low Road now through trees and soon past the ruins of the old St Mary's Church on the left, now overtaken by the trees, and on past the impressive Burnley Hall.

At the end of its tall brick wall turn right on a track through a gate and past a house. Then, after the next house, go left with the track and, as the concrete track bends right, go left on a signed track that soon becomes a dirt track. On reaching a metal gate, go beside it and then turn left along The Street past the interesting cottages. On reaching the road, turn right for a short distance and then carefully go left across the road into Church Road. Follow the road round to the left to visit St Mary's Church.

On leaving from the church doorway, go to the hedge and turn right, being sure to look for the giant's grave.

Continue round the east end of the church and left to a metal gate in the corner of the churchyard looking towards the tall tower of Winterton Church in the distance. Go through the gate and across a paddock to another metal gate. Then go down the bank to Collis Lane, turn right and continue past the wind turbines and on for nearly a mile to a T-junction. Turn left along Martham Road: it can be busy, but there is soon a verge. Continue past Mill Road, now on a pavement, to Hemsby.

Follow this road to a junction and go left, carefully across the road, to take the left fork, signed to the King's Head (North Road). At the end of this road, just before the junction with The Street, go left past the public toilets, the bus stop and information board. Then go right across the planted area and cross the busy coast road on a pedestrian crossing. Turn left and then turn right at the mini roundabout into Beach Road. Follow the road past the holiday village and amusements. As the road bends right, go left into the Hemsby Beach and Dunes Car Park.

To walk back to Winterton along the beach, go across the car park and over the dunes on a steep uphill path and down the other side to the beach. Turn left along the beach for about one and a half miles until the café is spotted on the dunes with concrete blocks and orange netting fencing below on the beach. Go up the slope to the café and car park.

To walk back by the valley, go left to the end of the car park to a bank. Go through a gap and over a stile then continue ahead along the valley with dunes on either side for about one and a half miles. The path widens and narrows and there are several crossing paths. The path widens out with grass and pale green lichen again as it passes the old light house which is now a home, also the little round thatched houses of the Hermanus Leisure Centre. The path then narrows and splits into two, but either path can be used as they join together again further along. Go over another crossing path and continue ahead past some silver birch. There are some more crossing paths, but continue ahead past some new houses over to the left until reaching Beach Road. Turn right back to the car park.