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Beaches and Coast

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

21 April 2017

We offer ten of the best beaches in the county for specific activities, including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton.

Norfolk's top 10 dog-friendly beaches

21 April 2017

Dogs and responsible owners are welcome on many Norfolk beaches year-round. In fact, on these beaches you’ll look positively under-dressed if you don’t have a canine friend! Check time tides as well, because many of these beaches are best at low tide.

Walk the Norfolk Coastal Path

30 January 2017

For the timeless pleasure of being at one with the natural world try the 45 mile long Norfolk Coastal Path. It can take three days, from Holme-next-the-Sea near Hunstanton where Seahenge was discovered in 1999, across to the delightful Victorian seaside town of Cromer, but you can break it down into chunks using the Coasthopper bus which runs along the A149 coastal road

Crabbing in Norfolk

21 January 2017

Catching crabs by a line (also called Gillie-crabbing) is as old as the seaside itself, but how to do it hasn't changed a great deal. So here's how you do it… step by step.

Rockpooling in Norfolk

18 January 2017

When you’re at the seaside there’s nothing more magical than exploring the depths of a coastal rock pool. Get a glimpse into the depths for an intriguing snapshot of life under the waves – this is the easiest way to get up close to marine wildlife.

East coast road trip

9 January 2017

From the Norfolk-Suffolk border at Hopton-on-Sea, with the exception of the harbour’s mouth between Gorleston-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth, there is an unbroken stretch of fabulous sandy beach all the way up to north Norfolk. Enjoy a relaxing road trip on the B1159 to Cromer.

Norfolk's east coast beaches

9 January 2017

There are so many great, family-friendly beaches along the east coast between Gorleston-on-Sea and Cromer, not least magnificent Great Yarmouth, Winterton-on-Sea, Happisburgh, Sea Palling, Hemsby and Horsey. Get ready for fabulous unspoilt sand, often backed with marram-tufted dunes.

Norfolk's north coast beaches

9 January 2017

North Norfolk has a stretch of coast that has amazing variety, from tidal creeks and salt marshes and huge expanses of unspoilt beach to a shingle spit, harbours and rolling cliffs, including Hunstanton, Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Brancaster.

North coast road trip

9 January 2017

Let’s take a trip along the A149 coastal road, from Hunstanton to Cromer, that takes in the gently undulating landscape, pretty coastal villages, flint cottages and lots of welcoming pubs and restaurants… or to get closer still, follow the Norfolk Coast Path.

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