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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 Waxham. 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.

  • 1. Waxham Beach

    Waxham Beach

    Just Along from Sea Palling is the comparatively unknown Waxham beach. Set just down the road from the little village of Waxham the beach here is firmly off the beaten track. This stretch of relatively unspoilt coast falls within the Norfolk Coast…

  • 2. Walcott Beach

    Walcott Beach

    This beach at Walcott is a very pleasant stretch of sand divided up by wooden groynes and backed by a sloping, concrete sea wall. All this is testament to the the ongoing struggle between man and the sea which is a theme of this part of the coast.…

  • 3. Brancaster Beach

    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 space Brancaster…

  • 4. Sheringham Beach

    Sheringham Beach

    A stony beach with sand and rock pools at low tide. Colourful beach huts, toilets and parking on the clifftop. Cafes, amusement arcades and steam train rides in the pretty seaside town, once a tiny fishing village.

  • 5. Sea Palling Beach

    Sea Palling Beach

    Sea Palling is located between Cromer and Great Yarmouth, on the Norfolk coast. The excellent sandy beach is the result of nine offshore reefs created as part of a flood defense scheme. Good for swimming. Boat-launching facilities. Pubs, cafes,…

  • 6. Holme next the sea Beach

    Holme next the sea Beach

    Just along the coast from Hunstanton is the little known gem of Holme Beach. This expansive sandy beach is big enough and far enough off the beaten track to never get busy, even mid-summer. Towards the high-tide mark the sand is softer and mixed…

  • 7. Old Hunstanton Beach

    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 pebbles…

  • 8. Overstrand Beach

    Overstrand Beach

    Overstrand boasts a long sandy beach, stretching 80-100m from the seawall at low tide and submerged at high tide.

  • 9. Gorleston Beach

    Gorleston Beach

    Visitors come to Gorleston beach for the delightful 2 mile stretch of clean, golden sand which curves around the bay. It makes a great destination for a traditional bucket-and-spade outing and is not only popular with young families but surfers,…

  • 10. Hunstanton Beach

    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 being…