The Best Beaches in North Norfolk


As many of you know our HQ is here in Holt, North Norfolk. Only 10mins from the beach! North Norfolk is a popular holiday destination for families and it's easy to see why. From long stretches of sandy beach to exploring in the sand dune there are several stunning beaches that are popular with tourists and locals alike. Here are some of the best beaches in North Norfolk

Holkham Beach 

Probably one of the best beaches in the UK not just Norfolk! Holkham beach is a huge sandy beach popular with locals and tourists alike. In the summer months you can see many of the locals galloping along the beach with their horses and lots of families taking full advantage of the many sand dunes and racing each other down the dunes!.



Cromer Beach

Cromer beach is popular with many families as the beach itself is very close to some great cafes, (we recommend the Rocket House Cafe) public toilets and amusements. If you walk 10mins away from the pier towards Overstrand the beach is less crowded and perfectly sandy. After a long day full of sand castles and swimming head to No.1 fish & chips for the best chippy in Norfolk!



Overstrand Beach

Not far from Cromer, Overstrand beach is a little quieter than some of the more popular beaches but it is still just as nice! The beach here is pebbly at high tide. Walk up the hill and there's public toilets and The Bucket List, a new found favorite of ours! A bucket of chips with delicious toppings such as roast chicken or brie and bacon! Well worth a visit if you fancy a little indulgence.



Wells-next-the-sea Beach 

Wells-next-the-sea has a lovely wide sandy beach, backed by colourful beach huts and pine trees, but it's quite a distance from the town. If you have little legs with you we recommend parking down at the beach rather than in the town centre, although there is now a small train that can take you from the beach to the town and back. If walking is your thing we recommend walking through the woods to Holkham and walking back along the beach! The perfect way to spend a Sunday! 



Brancaster Beach 

Drive up Beach Road in Brancaster and park close to the golf course. Similar to Holkham, Brancaster is a pristine sandy beach perfect for taking the dogs for a walk or spending a few hours building sand castles with the kids. It's a wide, sandy beach that is backed by sand dunes and salt marshes. It is a great place to go for a walk or take part in water sports activities



Horsey Beach

Tucked down a little track with no facilities, Horsey is just pure peace and quiet. It's a popular spot to look for basking seals! 


What's your favourite beach in North Norfolk? Let us know in the comments!

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