The Norfolk coastline is simply stunning. It's incredibly peaceful here. Even on busy days many of Norfolk's beaches have empty hideaways where you feel you have the place to yourself. You can hear the squeals of children in the distance, their laughter carried along on the gentle breeze, yet it all seems so far away, and your eyelids grow heavy as the sun warms your skin and you drift in and out of a summer's snooze.
With miles and miles of wide sandy beaches, unspoilt Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the best nature reserves in the country (including Titchwell, Snettisham and Cley), it's easy to see why artists and writers have flocked to the Norfolk coast for years.
The Norfolk coast is a place to do as much or as little as you like. Try your hand at windsurfing, sailing or kiting. The Norfolk coastline is invigorating and with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face you'll feel the adrenaline rush. Or head out to Blakeney or Morston and hop into a boat to see the seals, dozens of them sunning themselves on the sand banks as happy as the day is long. What a great sight!
Or simply get out and explore. The Norfolk coast is a wonderful area for walking or cycling with a gentle undulating landscape, pretty coastal villages, crumbling flint cottages, intriguing shops and galleries and plenty of welcoming pubs and restaurants.
Slow down to a gentler pace of life and remember what real living is all about.
Dogs on beaches in Norfolk
Norfolk's vast coastline is great for exercising your faithful hound, but please note that restrictions may apply in many popular areas for the main summer season.
If you're bringing your four legged friends on your holiday then there are many places where both man and dog can enjoy walking together. Dogs are welcome on the Peddars Way and on many of the beaches so they can have the feeling of sand under their paws! These beaches include Heacham, Hunstanton (outside the main resort) and Snettisham. We want everyone to enjoy their time on the Norfolk coast, so all we ask is that dog owners read the notices carefully about when and where dogs are allowed on beaches, be considerate of other beach users (including the wildlife!) and be sure to clean up after your animals - that way everyone will be happy.
To find out more about restrictions on dogs on beaches in your holiday area, please see one of our partner websites:
Great Yarmouth - Dogs are welcome on North Beach all year round. Please do not bring your dog onto Central Beach but they are welcome either north or south of the piers.