The official visitor website for Norfolk

brilliant beaches and coast

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. And most of them welcome dogs too.

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.

Top 10 beaches

Beach volleyball at Great Yarmouth Beach activities at Gt Yarmouth

what you'll find on our coast...

Beach huts at Wells-next-the-Sea

Stunning beaches

Miles of unspoilt sand to play and walk on such Wells-next-the-Sea, voted the best beach in Britain

Great Yarmouth seafront

Traditional seaside fun

Norfolk has many family-friendly seaside towns, not least Gt Yarmouth with its Golden Mile

Blakeney Point

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Norfolk's coast is an AONB, punctuated by a wealth of nature reserves for wildlife watching

Burnham Overy Staithe

Tidal creeks and saltmarshes

Norfolk has picturesque harbours from which fishermen leave to catch stunningly fresh seafood and where shellfish are grown

Cromer Pier

Seaside entertainment

Norfolk's seaside towns provide lots of family-friendly entertainment, including Europe's last end-of-pier theatre at Cromer

Coast path at Mundesley

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

Wildlife on the Wash

Brilliant birdwatching

Norfolk's coast has the best birdwatching in the UK, such as the winter migration on The Wash

Windsurfing at Hunstanton

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

dunes and deep history

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 look out for the seals!

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.

See the seals

Deep History Coast

Cromer Pier Cromer's magnificent Victorian pier