Enjoy the Norfolk seaside

Norfolk's north beaches / Norfolk's north coast / Norfolk's east beaches / Norfolk's east coast / Dogs on Norfolk beaches / Top 10 beaches / Crabbing in Norfolk


Norfolk has 90 miles of coast (93 when the tide's out) and whatever kind of beach you like, you'll find it here... and all of them are unspoilt, clean, safe and family-friendly.

There are resorts like Great Yarmouth, kiteflying-friendly Hunstanton, Cromer (home of the last end-of-pier show in the UK!) 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.

Norfolk coast

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.

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 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 of welcome dog walkers all year round.

The history of seaside holidays in Norfolk.

Norfolk was home to the country's FIRST holiday camp!

More stories about Norfolk's coast.

You are accepting third-party cookies. powered by NVG