Walcott Beach (Walcott Gap)
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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.
At present the sea seems to be staying in its place, although over the past 60 years there have been several catastrophic floods that have taken their toll on the village. If you want to see what happens along this coast where there are no sea defences have a look at Happisburgh a few miles away.
One of the most striking features of Walcott beach is the fact the road runs right along it, somewhat of a rarity along the east Norfolk coast. Not only does this provide a great view of the sea as you drive through the village, it makes access to the beach incredibly easy on all but the busiest days.
There are a couple of cafes and ice-cream shops along the seafront here along with toilets.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Restrictions on the central part of the beach (by the road) from May to end of September
OS grid ref.
TG 3586 3299