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MUST-VISIT NORFOLK BEACHES

Six beaches that we recommend you visit in or off-season! Whether you're looking for somewhere to build sandcastles or sunbathe, or to walk along a coastal path and see the local wildlife, there's a shoreline with your name on it.


 

BLAKENEY

Known for boat trips to Blakeney Point to see the seal colonies, Blakeney is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The quaint village and coastline is more suited to 'grown ups' who enjoy bird-watching and hiking along the Norfolk Coastal Path, rather than sunbathing.


You can extend your visit by walking along the coastal path, through the marshes, to picturesque Cley-next-the-Sea with its iconic windmill.



Our nearest pub is a three-minute drive away: The Wiveton Bell

 

OLD HUNSTANTON

One of the few shingle and boulder-filled beaches in North Norfolk, this beach feels more remote than some of the other more popular tourist destinations. The 'wow factor' is that it has a west-facing shoreline so, unlike a lot of the Norfolk beaches, you can watch the sunset!


Dogs are allowed on the beach here and the terrain makes for an exciting coastal walk for them, but do note that there are restrictions between April - October.



Our nearest pub is The Globe Inn, Wells-next-the-Sea

 

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

This beach doesn't need an introduction, as it is one of the most recognisable in the region. Known for its unique beach huts on stilts, Wells beach is a haven of unspoilt sand, perfect for sandcastle building and games of rounders. (Sandy sandwiches may be likely though!) Four-legged friends can enjoy hours of fun too with just under a mile of beach to roam on.



Our nearest pub is a one mile walk into town: The Globe Inn, Wells-next-the-Sea

 

SEA PALLING

An underrated spot near the Norfolk Broads, Sea Palling is a family-friendly beach that's so expansive it is rarely overcrowded in the summer months with plenty of room to set up camp. It even has a Blue Flag status for pristine waters!



Our nearest pub is The Feathers, Holt

Images courtesy of Visit East of England

 

HORSEY GAP

From November to January Grey Seals take to the beach to give birth to their young and it can be home to as many as 3000 seals! Although the seals are the main attraction, it is also situated within a National Nature Reserve, so there is plenty of wildlife to see throughout the year.


Take a five minute drive in-land to visit Horsey Windpump, a local landmark with panoramic views from the top.



Our nearest pub is The Feathers, Holt

 

HOLKHAM

With miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and big Norfolk skies this is a spot that we know you'll come back to time and time again. Not only does it consist of the beach, there're pine woods and dunes all nestled within Holkham Nature Reserve that make for great hiding places or shady spots on warmer days.


Dogs are more-than-welcome to run along the beach and you may even spot a horse or two cantering along the edge of the water.



Our nearest pub is a twelve minute drive away: The Globe Inn, Wells-next-the-Sea

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