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
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.
- Amusement arcade
- Wind surfing
- Disabled facilities
- First aid point
- Lost child centre
- Deck chair hire
OS grid ref.
TG 4296 2738
Parking and disabled parking available. A fee applies
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Sea Palling Beach Reviews
Enjoy your National treasure
Andre BlaisJul 07th 2021
Any reason not to give this a 5 star goes beyond my travelling expertise. As a Canadian born Brit, I have been spoiled with swing beautiful Coast lines. But this one for Britain, delivers on all cylinders.
Caroline MartinMay 31st 2022
Found this place by accident and fell in love with it instantly. Always down here, has just what we need.
Visit and you’ll never regret it x
Max AndersonNov 13th 2021
I lived in Sea Palling in 1953. My Dad worked on building the Sea Wall at Sea Palling. I was a kid then and heard tales of a geezer who owned pub and collected three penny coins in a bath tub. When the flood hit Sea Palling he lost his loot. I know I picked up many off the beach (no I am not going to return to proper owner), but I was a kid and would like some kind of verification of this event.. must be somebody alive today who will know story
thanks and hoping for reply
Lovely, but people with dogs regularly ignore the dog free restrictions
This is our favourite local beach. The only complaint I have is that every time we’ve visited with our family this summer at least three or four dog owners have been on the dog free stretch. Please can all dog owners respect the signs and only go on the part of the beach that is dog friendly.
would have been 5 star but the carpark ticket machine was a bit confusing
Charlotte CookJun 30th 2020
This beach is gorgeous lovely soft sand lovely sea and very child friendly