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Beaches and Coast

Norfolk's top 10 dog-friendly beaches

12 November 2019

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.

Help protect Norfolk’s wonderful sand dunes

4 November 2019

Beach-goers are being urged to ‘Respect and Protect’ Norfolk's sand dunes, with some simple tips that can help make a huge difference. Dunes play a vital role in protecting people from floods by creating natural barriers to storms, as well as being home to a wide range of plants and animals. But with more and more people visiting Norfolk’s coast, dunes can get damaged.

100 BRILLIANT things to do at the Norfolk coast

31 October 2019

You’re coming to the Norfolk coast and you haven’t done your research yet. Don’t despair. Let the Visit Norfolk team take you through all the best things to do while you’re here, so you don’t waste a moment. We’ve got spectacular beaches, wonderful walking and wildlife, iconic attractions and much, much more.

Top 10 locations to see why Norfolk’s coast is the most dynamic in the UK

17 October 2019

The last ice age, coastal erosion, longshore drift and the activities of man have all had a huge impact on Norfolk’s changing seashore. Along the 90 miles of coast you’ll be able to witness many dramatic scenes of how the landscape has changed over the last few millennia and earlier into prehistory when Norfolk was the last piece of the British Isles still linked to Continental Europe. Yes, really!

North coast road trip

3 October 2019

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.

North Norfolk - Cotswolds-by-the-Coast

25 September 2019

The Cotswolds are, quite rightly, a wonderful destination to visit in England. But north Norfolk has got everything the land-locked Cotswolds have plus one little extra – it’s by the sea! So not only beautiful rolling countryside, stately homes, gastropubs, amazing wildlife, quaint villages and market towns, but the coast as well!

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

22 September 2019

We offer ten of the best beaches in the county for specific activities, including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton. And then we tell you about a few more as well... we've got so many great beaches in Norfolk!

Norfolk's east coast beaches

3 September 2019

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.

The ultimate guide to Norfolk beaches

3 September 2019

Norfolk has some of the best beaches in the country spread across 90 miles of coastline. These include the traditional seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Hunstanton. Holkham is regularly voted the best beach in Britain, and nearby Wells-next-the-Sea, with 200 jaunty beach huts, is definitely among the most picturesque. Tucked away behind marram grass-topped dunes you’ll also find quieter beaches where you’ll be able to escape the crowds.

Norfolk's top 10 secret beaches

27 August 2019

There are some fabulous beaches on Norfolk's 90+ miles of coast. Some attract thousands like Great Yarmouth, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cromer. And then there are some secret ones, where you can escape the crowds and enjoy beautiful stretches of sand almost on your own. But sssssh... don't tell anyone!

Rockpooling in Norfolk

29 May 2019

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.

Sue Moorcroft: Why I set my new book in North Norfolk

16 May 2019

Researching her new book, A Summer to Remember, author Sue Moorcroft fell in love with the north Norfolk coast all over again. But it wasn't just the traditional seaside resorts that she enjoyed, it was finding the quiet, out-of-the-way coastal hamlets... without a mobile signal.

Norfolk's north coast beaches

10 May 2019

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.

Crabbing in Norfolk

23 April 2019

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.

39 fabulous facts about the Norfolk coast

29 March 2019

The first tourists ever to come to the UK, the largest mammoth skeleton ever found, birthplace of our greatest naval hero, the largest seal colony in England and the home of the fish finger… where else but on the Norfolk coast!

Walk the Norfolk Coastal Path

26 February 2019

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, or push on and head down to the Norfolk-Suffolk border at Hopton-on-Sea, just past Great Yarmouth.

Blue Flag beaches in Norfolk

28 September 2018

North Norfolk has one of the very best stretches of sandy coast in the country according to Keep Britain Tidy who have awarded Blue Flags for Sheringham, Cromer, Mundesley, Sea Palling, East Runton and West Runton, and a seaside award for Wells-next-the-Sea.

East coast road trip

30 June 2018

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.

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