Information centres and visitor facilities

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Information centres

With three Broads Authority visitor centres in operation, you can get advice on anything you need to know about your visit to the Broads. A boat trip runs from each of the centres too, giving you the opportunity to explore the nearby waterways and wildlife in more depth. The centres are home to touchscreen technology – an engaging way for you and your family to find out more about the area and you’ll find educational films about the Broads as well. Short visit boat licences are available to buy, as well as books, maps, postcards and gifts.


Areas with public toilet facilities include: Acle, Winterton, Beccles, Blyburgate, Bungay, Great Yarmouth, Hickling Staithe, Honeypot meadow, Horning Marshes, Horning Staithe, Horsey Staithe, Hoveton, Hungate, Loddon, Ludham, Neatishead, Old Market, Potter Heigham, Ranworth, Alysham, Reedham, Salhouse Broad, Stalham, Thurne, River green, Martham, Whitlingham Barn and Oulton.

Please note that the above facilities are operated by a number of different organisations and you may need to contact them directly for information on opening hours.

Disabled access

One of the finest National Parks in the country, we believe the Broads should be accessible to everybody, no matter who you are. The Broads Authority works with organisations and businesses to provide wheelchair-accessible boats and visitor attractions equipped with facilities to help people with both visual and hearing impairments as well as mobility issues. A series of boardwalks have also been set up around the area and are suitable for wheelchair users.

Find out more on our access for all page.

Areas with disabled toilets in the Broads include: Acle, Winterton, Beccles, Blyburgate, Hickling Staithe, Hoveton, Hungate, Loddon, Ludham, Neatishead, Nicholas Everitt Park, Potter Heigham, Randworth, Salhouse Broad, Rivergreen, Martham, Whitingham Barn and Oulton.


Areas with car parks close by include:

  • Acle
  • Alysham
  • Beccles
  • Belaugh Green
  • Blofield
  • Brundell
  • Bungay
  • Buxton
  • Little Hautbois
  • Loddon
  • Oulton
  • South Walsham
  • Stalham