Caister has plenty to keep short break visitors busy. The town's North Beach is golden and sandy, and is the home of Caister Lifeboat, one of only two offshore lifeboats in the UK that works independently of the RNLI.
Castle and cars
Caister Castle has a 90-foot tower that remains fully intact, so visitors can climb to the top for wonderful views. Entry to the castle also includes entry to an amazing motor museum with a massive private collection of classic cars and motor vehicles - highlights include the first real car, the very first Ford Fiesta, a Lotus, Cadillac, Bentley and Bugatti!
Caister is also home to a Roman Site with partially excavated remains of a 'Saxon Shore' fort. Preserved by The National Trust, this site is believed to have dated from around the year 200 AD.
Caister is located only a few minutes from Great Yarmouth. The town has 15 miles of sandy beaches and a variety of attractions including the Time and Tide Museum which tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its ice age origins to today. There are also thrills at the Pleasure Beach or, for something more gentile, Merrivale Model Village and Merrivale Railway.
Also nearby are the tranquil Norfolk Broads, a National Park featuring a series of rivers and dykes running through pristine countryside. The Broads are popular for bird watching, and we recommend taking one of the fabulous river cruises.