The Waterways | North Drive | Great Yarmouth | NR30 1EQ
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The Island café and Boating Lake provides an amazing setting to relax and take in one of Gt Yarmouth’s most beautiful attractions for both locals and tourists alike. Featuring both traditional rowing boats suitable for 4 people and 2 person (and a small child) pedalos there’s also fun and excitement to be had around the boating lake. With indoor and outdoor seating, mouth watering snacks catering for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free taste buds, amazing Paddy & Scott’s coffee and dairy soft scoop ice creams – this is the place to be in Great Yarmouth.
And if you’re feeling a little guilty about the extra piece of cake you had and boats are not your best friend then the boating lake has beautiful walkways surrounded by fantastic plants for you to explore. But there’s more. In fact there’s a little secret you may not know. Whenever you purchase something from us you are literally changing people’s lives. The Island café is run by Access Community Trust, a charity supporting social inclusion across Norfolk and Suffolk.
Access works to provide a seamless journey for those who are homeless to be housed, or others in society who are socially isolated, to be given opportunities to train and become employed. As an organisation we primarily achieve this through the running of coffee shops which provide countless work experience and volunteer opportunities to those furthest from employment. Linking in with other work-based projects the coffee shops provide critical training and experience and support people back onto a road of success and future independent living.
You don’t even need to worry about leaving your dog at home either. We’re (well behaved) dog friendly too. There just isn’t a good reason not to visit us. For further information check out our Facebook page or call 01493 738278
Why not take a free audio walk of the historic site via the Echoes app – click here to find out more.