Best beaches in Norfolk

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Norfolk as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Norfolk is Wells / Holkham. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Norfolk just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. Wells / Holkham Beach

    Holkham beach is a widely recognised as being one of the finest beaches in Norfolk, if not England. The beach itself is a vast expanse of unspoilt golden sand which seem to stretch on for ever. In fact it can be a fair stroll to the…

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    2. Brancaster Beach

    This expansive stretch of flat golden, unspoilt sand is a year round favourite. With literally miles of beach there is plenty of room for summer picnics and romantic winter walks. As well as being a good family beach with all this sand…

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    3. Cromer Beach

    Cromer is a traditional Victorian seaside resort, with a wide sand and shingle beach popular for swimming and surfing. Many of the buildings in the town date back to the Victorian era, although the town has expanded rapidly in the last…

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    4. Sheringham Beach

    Sheringham is an award-winning Blue Flag beach made up of sand with areas of shingle and larger stones. At low tide there is plenty of golden sand for families to sunbathe and explore the rock pools filled with miniature marine life. However,…

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    5. Hunstanton Beach

    Hunstanton is the only resort town in East Anglia which faces west, making the beach relatively sheltered from sea breezes and an excellent place to enjoy watching the sun set. There are two main areas of beach, the part nearest the resort…

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    6. Horsey Beach

    Horsey beach is a wild, unspoilt sandy beach where nature abounds. Backed by one of the largest sand dune systems on the east coast, this beach is often deserted outside of summer. Even in the summer you won't have any trouble finding…

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    7. Mundesley Beach

    Mundesley is considered one of Norfolk's finest beaches, long and sandy with safe swimming at low tide and all the amenities and charm of a popular seaside resort. Backed by a promenade lined with colourful beach huts, Mundesley Beach…

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    8. Winterton on Sea Beach

    If you like sand you'll love Winterton on Sea. Not only is the beach covered in fine golden sand but it is backed by what are widely regarded as the best sand dunes in Norfolk. Despite being within half an hour of Great Yarmouth, Winterton…

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    9. Old Hunstanton Beach

    Set a little way to the north of Hunstanton is the pleasant little village of Old Hunstanton. Just far enough from the resort town of Hunstanton the village manages to retains its own character. The beach itself is a world away from the…

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    10. 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…

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