Titchwell Beach

Titchwell Beach - Norfolk
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Titchwell is generally known for the RSPB nature reserve which comprises the large swathe of saltwater marshland and freshwater lagoon. This important habitat is a twitchers paradise with its reedbeds and marshes home to avocets, bearded tits and marsh harriers.

But Titchwell is also home to an oft overlooked sandy beach. Backed by low sand dunes and the reserve beyond Titchwell is home a wonderful expanse of pristine beach. At low tide, what is already a quiet spot can feel pretty much deserted as the sand extends for what seems like miles in every direction.

Reminders of World War II can be found in the form of crumbling pillboxes in the dunes and marshes. Below the tide mark are the remains of two tanks that were probably used as target practice, as was the wreck of the SS Vina. Do not attempt to walk out to this wreck as you can easily be cut off by the tide. In fact there is a warning sign on the ship advising anyone reaching it to return to the beach immediately.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Nearest town



PE31 8BA

OS grid ref.

TF 7584 4483

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Titchwell Beach Reviews

No pay. No access

50 years
Apr 04th 2024

Rspb makes you pay for access…. so unless you’re an rspb member come with cash 7 quid per adult.

Oct 30th 2020

Fabulous beach! The walk down is quite long but interesting because of the birds. However, it is well worth the effort as the beach is wonderful and you can walk as far as is safe ( tides).