The Beach Guide

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 Cart Gap. 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. Cart Gap Beach

    Set between the better known beach of Happisburgh and ever popular Sea Palling is a somewhat unspoilt gem - Cart Gap beach. Located at the end of a narrow, single-track lane the beach here is somewhat off the beaten track. As with all…

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    2. Trimingham Beach

    Trimingham is a secluded beach, largely owing to the challenge of finding and accessing it. Located at the end of a steep narrow lane it is easier to park at nearby Mundesley and walk along the coast. Despite being somewhat awkward to…

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    3. Sheringham Beach

    A stony beach with sand and rock pools at low tide. However, as the tide comes in the beach all but disappears. Colourful beach huts, toilets and parking on the clifftop. Cafes, amusement arcades and steam train rides in the pretty seaside…

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    4. Heacham - South Beach

    Also known as 'Stubborn sands', Heacham South Beach is found along the long stretch of predominantly sandy coastline which runs north from Snettisham. Close to the southern outskirts of the town, this beach is one of Norfolk's only beaches…

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    5. Bacton Beach

    A pleasant sandy beach which stretches all the way to Mundesley in one direction and Walcott in the other. If you fancy the walk there is a pathway along the coast at the back of the beach. Despite there being two caravan sites right by…

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    6. 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,…

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    7. 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…

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    8. 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…

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    9. Heacham - North Beach

    This beach forms part of the predominantly sandy coastline stretching up the Norfolk coast from Snettisham and around the North Norfolk coast. Unusually for Norfolk, Heacham faces west, which means that it is a good spot to come to watch…

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    10. Overstrand Beach

    Overstrand is located to the south east of the town of Cromer. The beach is wide and sandy during low tide, perfect for building sandcastles or relaxing in the sunshine, but at high tide the water comes all the way back to the sea wall.…

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