Sea Palling Beach

Located between Cromer and Great Yarmouth, on the Norfolk coast, Sea Palling is an excellent sandy beach with 9 artificial offshore reefs created as part of a flood prevention scheme. Backed by sand dunes, the curving beach has been awarded Blue Flag status for its pristine waters and is rarely over-crowded.

Lifeguards are on duty in the peak summer season. There’s also an Inshore Lifeboat based at Sea Palling Lifeguard Station right on the beach. The local RNLI has saved over 800 lives to date.

The beach is perfect for sandcastles, swimming, ball games and launching small boats from the ramp.

Facilities include toilets and a pub, the Reef’s Bar, as well as cafés, amusements and a fresh fish stall. Walkers can explore the scenic coastline and may spot seals in the North Sea waters.

There’s a large pay-and-display car park just a short walk from the sand.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on a small area of beach in front of the main car park (Clink Road) between May 1st and September 30th.

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Activities

  • Amusement arcade
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Slipway

Nearest town

Norwich

Postcode

NR12 0UH

OS grid ref.

TG 4296 2738

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Sea Palling Beach Reviews

Stunning beach

Charlotte Cook
Jun 30th 2020

This beach is gorgeous lovely soft sand lovely sea and very child friendly

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