Waxham Beach (Waxham Sands)

Waxham Beach - Norfolk
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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 Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With sandy beach as far as you can see in both directions it is easy to see why. The only minor blot on the landscape are the (necessary) sea defences. Whilst you will find a seawall and rock groynes here you won’t find anything on the scale of those at Sea Palling though.

As with neighbouring Horsey, Waxham beach is a great spot for seal spotting. Grey seals can often be seen bobbing around in the sea and during the winter months they come ashore to give birth.

The southern section of the beach here is referred to as Waxham Sands and there is a small holiday park here. This is usually busier than Waxham proper but also has more in the way of facilities.

Also known as:

Waxham Sands

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are welcome throughout the year.

Norfolk dog friendly beaches »

Nearest town

North Walsham

OS grid ref.

TG 4424 2644

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Aug 21st 2023

Clean,peaceful and beautiful