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Beaches and Coast

Norfolk's top 10 secret beaches

14 October 2018

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!

Norfolk's top 10 dog-friendly beaches

11 October 2018

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

11 October 2018

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

9 October 2018

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.

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

9 October 2018

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!

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.

North coast road trip

30 June 2018

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.

Rockpooling in Norfolk

26 June 2018

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.

Norfolk's east coast beaches

25 June 2018

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

25 June 2018

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.

Beach etiquette on Norfolk's beaches

13 May 2018

Okay, so you’ve come to enjoy our wonderful beaches and coastline. Brilliant, top choice! Well done! But here’s the thing… there are rules, starting with always be kind and courteous (because we ‘re like that in Norfolk and can’t wait to welcome you). Here’s our Visit Norfolk beach etiquette guide to ensure you have a great time…

39 fabulous facts about the Norfolk coast

5 April 2018

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!

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