The Beach Guide

Bacton Beach

Bacton Beach - Norfolk
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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


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog restrictions on parts of the beach from 1st May and 30th

Norfolk dog friendly beaches »


  • Slipway

Nearest town

North Walsham

OS grid ref.

TG 3400 3439

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