Our flagship

Social enterprise cafe
in Great Yarmouth

The Island Boating Lake Café At The Venetian Waterways Provides an amazing setting to relax and take in one of Great Yarmouth’s most beautiful attractions for both locals and tourists alike.

Featuring both traditional rowing boats suitable for 4 people and 2 person pedalos there’s lots of 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 coffee and award winning Birchall’s Tea.


Supporting those furthest from employment

Access works to provide a seamless journey for those who are homeless to be housed, or others in society who are devoid of opportunity, 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.

Spoilt for choice with many areas to explore

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 Boating Lake café is run by Access Community Trust, a charity supporting social inclusion across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A community cafe

in the heart of the community

This is the place to be in Great Yarmouth

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 and Instagram pages or call 07712 326603


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