A pleasant sandy beach which stretches all the way to Mundesley in one direction and Walcott in the other. If you fancy the walk there is a pathway along the coast at the back of the beach.
Despite there being two caravan sites right by the beach it is never busy at Bacton as there is no shortage of room. Also the wooden groynes which divide up the beach make great windbreaks and have the effect of creating lots of little beaches.
Coastal erosion has always been an issue on this stretch of the Norfolk coast and there are plenty of reminders of this in the form of rock armour, sea walls and the groynes which divide the beach up and keep the sand in place.
Like Horsey beach a few miles down the coast Bacton is a good place to spot a seal or two. Grey seals and pups are commonly sighted along this stretch of coast.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dog restrictions on parts of the beach from 1st May and 30th
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Bacton Beach Reviews
Keith PriceAug 15th 2021
Since the massive re-sanding operation, 2 years ago, the beach has a slightly higher pebble content than was the case originally. Due to some stormy weather, quite a lot of the new sand can be found, in the caravan parks, and along the lanes. The previously marked, dog free sections, have not been clearly marked out since the old signs were lost under the sand. And although it is slowly reappearing, the promenade, on which you could comfortably walk to Walcott, was buried under the sand. All these things said, it is still a beautiful place, and great for family days at the seaside.
Why hate dogs
VidyaSep 10th 2020
We used to come here every year with the grandparents all of us had dogs kids, dogs, sea & sand perfect. Plenty of lovely dog friendly holiday homes to rent, we found the perfect one but decided to go elsewhere as dogs not welcome not even in the evenings. Apparently horses are allowed - think I should have gotten some pet pigs, goats or sheep - they are not on the restricted list.
Michele GrocockJul 17th 2020
We’ve come here for over 4 years and now that it’s all been upgraded anyone with a dog is not really given apart of the beach to stay on and made to feel surplus even if you wanted to sit on the beach you cannot park your car near enough to take your stuff as it’s too far so definitely not made feel welcome
Bacton's "new" beach
RosemaryJun 28th 2020
After the £19 million spent on the beach last year Bacton beach, to prevent erosion, it is the most amazingly large sandy beach running for some 3 miles. It still has some of the character of the old much small beach, with a few of the original groynes showing, but with access regardless of tides. A truly wonderful, relaxing place.