Norfolk Beaches and Coast

Norfolk lies to the East with the North Sea on its coast.

Norwich is the main city here but tourists come to Norfolk for the miles of unspoilt coastline, huge nature reserves and wildlife and the wonderful seaside resorts like Great Yarmouth and The Norfolk Broads. This is a wonderful destination in any weather as in the Winter months you can enjoy the beautiful villages and market towns or the city of Norwich for great shopping and the tidal estuary is perfect for bird watchers! Holidays in Norfolk are full of adventure for the family with so much to explore from dinosaurs and snakes to stately homes, beaches to windmills and the countryside is dotted with ancient monuments, art galleries and museums. Accommodation is plentiful and varied to suit any budget.

Nearest Beaches in Norfolk

  • Heacham Beach

    Heacham Sands is split into the North and South beaches and is surrounded by holiday parks. Although the beach is on the Norfolk East coast it actually faces West into the bay. This means the sea can be calmer than the open sea of other nearby Norfolk beaches. It also means read more

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    Great Yarmouth Central Beach

    The central beach at Great Yarmouth Pier is a wide sandy beach between Britannia and Wellington Piers adjacent to Marine Parade. Great Yarmouth is a lively resort with amusement arcades theatres and pleasure beach. Facilities include toilets, Shops, Cafe/Restaurant, Promenade, Beach Huts, lifeguards in the summer. Ramps down to the read more

  • Holkham Bay Beach

    Holkham Beach is part of the Holkham estate and within one of Britains largest nature reserve. A large sandy beach on the Norfolk coast path backed by sand dunes, marshland and pine woods. The beach is nearly 1 km wide at low tide and nearly 6 km (4 miles) long. read more

  • Sea Palling Beach

    Sea Palling beach is a great large sandy beach protected by sea walls and just off-shore you have nine reefs built as part of the flood prevention scheme that give good protection. The reefs offer some protection from waves and also at low tide a place to explore rock pools. read more

  • Wells Beach

    Wells beach combines sand beach with little town and fishing port. Although, the town name is Wells-Next-the-Sea it is nearly a mile from the open sea and beach. Wells beach is part of a long stretch of beach, joining Holkham and is backed by sand dunes and pine woods. You read more

  • Cromer Beach

    Cromer beach is sand and shingle sitting within a traditional victorian seaside resort. The fishing boats launched from the beach in season deliver some excellent crabs. Facilities include toilets, cafes/restaurants, and RNLI Museum.

  • North Beach

    Great Yarmouth has a very large beach front and the North Beach is to the north of the seafront and Britannia Pier. The beach is a wide sandy beach with promenade. Parking, toilets, disabled access to the beach, promenade, pier, cafe/restaurant, beach huts, deck chair hire, Tennis courts and bowling greens are nearby.

  • Caister Beach

    Caister beach is a large area of sandy beaches backed by dunes to the north of Great Yarmouth. The beach starts at Caister Point to the south and runs a long way north past Caister itself and joins to Scratby beach. Facilities include shops, cafes, toilets, small car park to read more

  • Bacton Beach

    Bacton beach is in a small village that sits on the Norfolk coast between Cromer and Great Yarmouth. A sandy tidal beach with wooden groynes and some grass areas behind. The beach all but disappears at high tide. The sand is firm under foot and when the tide is out read more

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