Heacham - North Beach (Stubborn sands)
This beach forms part of the predominantly sandy coastline stretching up the Norfolk coast from Snettisham and around the North Norfolk coast. Unusually for Norfolk, Heacham faces west, which means that it is a good spot to come to watch the sunsets. There are also views across The Wash towards Lincolnshire.
The golden, sandy beach is backed by low dunes and there are a number of beach huts to be found along the promenade. It is possible to walk along the promenade all the way to Hunstanton. The lack of restrictions makes this beach quite popular with dog walkers.
There is no lifeguard here, although the water, which shelves gently, has been classified as being of excellent quality. It can appear rather cloudy at times, which is due to tidal movement stirring up sediment.
Heacham itself offers a number of shops and eateries as well as a variety of amusements which one would expect of a traditional seaside resort.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dog friendly and no restrictions
- Town centre nearby
OS grid ref.
TF 6632 3742
There is parking available next to the beach.
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Heacham - North Beach Reviews
Sally (part of the ocean pony club)Feb 25th 2021
Love spending sumers here, great for dogs and perfect for paddel bording, swiming, sayling and bodybording
Dew too being tidal, you can go crabbing at low tyde and its lots of fun playing in the muddy sand
Shingle and mud! Small strip of sand at the top.