brilliant beaches and coast
seaside resorts and unspoilt beaches
From Hollywood's Shakespeare in Love to the first tourists ever to come to the UK!
There are resorts like Great Yarmouth, kiteflying-friendly Hunstanton, Cromer (home of the last end-of-pier show in Europe) and quieter Gorleston-on-Sea that have traditional family seaside fun along with glorious beaches.
Here you'll find bucket and spade and seabathing, as well as ice creams, sticks of rock and candyfloss. You'll find attractions, amusements and rides for all ages.
On the north Norfolk coast between Cromer and Hunstanton, you'll find huge expanses of flat sand at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea and lots of things to do.
Brancaster is renowned for its royal golf course and nearby bird-watching; Holkham is famously featured at the end of the Oscar-winning Hollywood film Shakespeare in Love when Gwyneth Paltrow's character is shipwrecked in 'Virginia'; Wells-next-the-Sea has a topsy-turvy row of almost 100 brightly-coloured beach huts.
Miles of unspoilt sand to play and walk on such Wells-next-the-Sea, voted the best beach in Britain
Traditional seaside fun
Norfolk has many family-friendly seaside towns, not least Gt Yarmouth with its Golden Mile
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
North Norfolk's coast is an AONB, punctuated by a wealth of nature reserves for wildlife watching
Tidal creeks and saltmarshes
Norfolk has picturesque harbours from which fishermen leave to catch stunningly fresh seafood and where shellfish are grown
Norfolk's seaside towns provide lots of family-friendly entertainment, including Europe's last end-of-pier theatre at Cromer
Norfolk's coastal path
It is now possible to walk the entire coastline of Norfolk - taking in beaches, cliffs, shingle spits, tidal creeks and saltmarshes
Norfolk's coast has the best birdwatching in the UK, such as the winter migration on The Wash
Get out on the water
Sailing is popular in north Norfolk, take a boat to see the seals, or go windsurfing - this is at Hunstanton
On the east coast of Norfolk, from Overstrand down to Great Yarmouth, you'll discover dunes, marram grass and spectacular cliffs with fascinating geological evidence of the ice ages.
And don't miss our amazing Deep History Coast - where the oldest evidence of humans found outside the Great Rift Valley in Africa was discovered, meaning the first tourists who visited Great Britain came to Norfolk!
And the best thing about beaches in Norfolk is that they're great to enjoy throughout the seasons, are perfect for wildlife spotting and nearly all welcome dog walkers all year round.