The expansive sands of Snettisham are in fact Norfolk’s only west facing beach. Given that Norfolk is generally considered to be on the east coast this is worthy of mention. This, of course, means it gets some of the best sunsets in Norfolk. In fact it has been dubbed “the sunset coastline”.
Snettisham beach is a natural haven and largely unspoiled. The extensive sand and mud flats are frequented by various wading birds such as avocets, knots and bar-tailed godwit which can be seen from the RSPB reserve.
Despite its obvious attractions Snettisham beach never gets busy, in fact in winter you can enjoy some solitude on many days.
Over the years erosion has meant various sea defences have been installed along the beach. Some success was achieved by placing timber groynes along the beach. Some still remain and are a popular feature with photographers
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
No dog restrictions.
- Picnic area
OS grid ref.
TF 6471 3353
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Snettisham Beach Reviews
Niceish beach, over zealous parking enforcement
ChrisMay 20th 2020
Nice beach and a nice walk, nothing special, but good enough.
However 3 days later have a parking ticket for £100 for being 8 minutes over time on a day when the car park was less than 10% full.
As such I can not really recommend it, there are much better beaches in Norfolk in far nicer places that don’t have a parking warrior wandering around !
Jennie MeadDec 26th 2019
We love the wide open expanse of beach, sky and sea as well ss the quiet & solitude. Our favourite place for a walk.