Caister takes its name from the Latin word ‘Castra’ meaning fortress. Fitting for the village as the Romans settled into the Caister and Great Yarmouth area around 200AD, they built a Saxon Shore fort and from there it was home to the Roman army & navy., you can still see partial remains of the fort around the village. Caister is a fantastic coastal village popular with holiday makers as well as locals. There is also popular caravan parks along the sea front and you’ll find the Caister Lifeboat station sitting proudly on its golden beach.
Property Types & housing market
Caister offers a good range of property styles from bungalows, new builds, ex LA, cottages, retirement homes and large family houses. There is also a vast difference in prices of the properties as some are chalets or retirement homes and some come with seaside views and large plots. Investors are particularly keen on houses in around the area as they are cheaper to buy however return a good rental price per calendar month.
What to do in Caister-on-Sea
Within Caister you’ll find two main supermarkets along with independent newsagents, takeaways and a variety of other stores. Situated in between Caister and Great Yarmouth is the Greyhound Racing Track which also offers stock car racing, both extremely popular within the village and further afield. If you prefer cars that haven’t been crashed into then there is always Classic Car Collection over on the western edge of town in the Caister Castle, as well as the long stretched of beaches throughout the village.
You’ll find a wide selection of shops and utilities in Caister, popular takeaways, restaurants and public houses. Caister also offers schooling for all ages and easy bus routes into Great Yarmouth and Hemsby. There is also only one estate agent currently based in Caister, you guessed it – it’s us!