A guide to Norfolk beaches

Published: Friday 20th Jul 2018

Written by: Georgia Dawson

The beautiful Norfolk coastline is wonderfully diverse - from the saltmarshes at Cley-next-the-Sea to the sandy beaches of Great Yarmouth, the Norfolk coast will have a beach for you. Below are a few of our favourite beaches...

Best for theatre – Cromer

The renowned Cromer Pier is a Grade II listed, 151 metre long traditional Victorian pier and is one of only five seaside pier’s with a full working theatre in the UK. The fabulous Cromer Pier Show 1 is on from 17th July until 8th September, the Cromer Pier Show 2 is on from 19th July until 5th September and The Ultimate Cromer Pier Show 2018 is on from 11th – 22nd September. With various other amazing shows on throughout the year, Cromer Pier is an extraordinary theatre to visit.

Cromer PierCromer Beach

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Best for birdwatching – Titchwell RSPB

Between the villages of Titchwell and Thornham on the north Norfolk coast, Titchwell Marsh is a haven for birds and wildlife. With reedbeds, saltmarshes and freshwater lagoons where avocets, bearded tits and marsh harriers live, Titchwell RSPB is an ideal place to birdwatch. There is also a wide sandy beach, perfect for all the family.

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Best for family entertainment – Great Yarmouth

With fantastic sandy beaches and a wide variety of entertainment and tourist attractions, Great Yarmouth is a brilliant Norfolk location to bring the family. In Great Yarmouth, you will find the theme park Pleasure Beach, the Sea Life Centre, a swimming pool, crazy golf, seaside amusements and much, much more. For a fun-filled, family-friendly day out to the Norfolk coast, Great Yarmouth is the destination for you.

Great Yarmouth BeachGreat Yarmouth Quay

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Most hidden away – Waxham

Just along from the popular seaside resort of Sea Palling lies Waxham. Hidden away behind sand dunes, Waxham beach is comparatively unknown and peaceful. There is no dedicated car park and there aren’t any amenities close by, making this beach perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Completely dog friendly, Waxham lies in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and it is clear to see why.

Waxham BeachWaxham Beach 2

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Best for dogs – Brancaster

Situated on the north Norfolk coast, Brancaster beach is ideal for dog walkers. With miles and miles of unspoilt sands, your four-legged friend can enjoy a good run around and paddle in the waters at this beach. However, be sure to check the tide times – the best time to visit this beautiful beach is when the tide is out, offering large sandy landscapes and endless walking opportunities.

Brancaster BeachBoat on Brancaster beach

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Best for seal spotting – Blakeney

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney offers stunning wide, open spaces and uninterrupted views of the north Norfolk coast. The seaside village is perfect for spotting seals and – you can hop on a boat from Blakeney to Blakeney Point, where you visit the seal colonies in the National Nature Reserve. The spectacular Blakeney Point has the largest seal colony in England; over 2,000 seal pups are born here every year.

BlakeneySeals at Blakeney

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Best for crabbing – Cromer

With its iconic traditional Victorian pier, Cromer is a fantastic place to go crabbing. Everything you’ll need for a fun day of crabbing is at the gift shop, situated at the entrance of the pier. Enjoy a fantastic day out with the family whilst enjoying some fresh sea air and beautiful sea views.

Crabbing at CromerCromer pier

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Best for beachcombing – West Runton

West Runton beach is a Blue Flag beach and is part of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast. Back in 1990, the almost complete skeleton of a Steppe Mammoth was discovered at West Runton beach. Many fossils and fascinating finds have been discovered at this beach and when the tide is out, wonderful rock pools are revealed where you may find some interesting inhabitants.

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Best for water sports – Hunstanton

Hunstanton on the royal Norfolk coast is a brilliant place to learn kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding and powerkiting. With gorgeous wide, open beaches and calm, shallow waters, Hunstanton is a safe environment to discover the water sports.

Hunstanton BeachHunstanton beach 2

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Georgia Dawson
Georgia Dawson



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