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With its relaxed family atmosphere and traditional seaside charm, Hopton is a perfect place to visit
Where is Hopton?
The quiet holiday haven lies east off the A12 main road from Lowestoft to Yarmouth, and just south of Gorleston.
More than 2000 people live in Hopton, although this number swells considerably during the busy holiday season when tourists flock from far and wide to stay at its renowned holiday parks, and to enjoy miles of sandy beaches along its beautiful coastline.
Hopton is home to several holiday villages. Potters Leisure Resort, on Coast Road, was established in 1920 and made history by becoming the first holiday camp in the UK to offer accommodation in huts rather than tents.
There are numerous other places to stay in the pretty resort including Hopton Holiday Village, in Warren Lane, and a range of other hotels, B&Bs and holiday cottages dotted along the village and coastline.
A number of shops pepper the village selling everything from buckets and spades to fresh groceries.
But the biggest attraction is the beach, which stretches for miles from Gorleston in the north to Corton in the south.
In addition, the holiday villages offer a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, bingo halls, tennis courts, bowling greens, golf courses and shops, so there is plenty for people of all ages to enjoy.