Weybourne Beach

Weybourne Beach - Norfolk
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Just to the north of the charming, archetypal English village of Weybourne is Weybourne beach. The steeply shelving pebble beach at Weybourne was said to once be the haunt of smugglers as it was easy to land large boats full of contraband here. These days you are more likely to see fishermen than smugglers.

Whilst the shingle bank may be ideal for angling it is not so good for swimming as it gets deep quickly.

This dog friendly beach is fairly easy to get to and has a good-sized car park behind the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

TG 1105 4368

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Weybourne Beach Reviews

Film location

Michael Hutchinson
May 08th 2022

Immortalised in the film The Personal History of David Copperfield. It was the site of Peggoty’s upturned boat house.

Great place

Mike Lowe
Dec 16th 2021

Love Weybourne and the beach. How rural North Norfolk should be. No chavy sun worshipers due to the lack of sand. Wait for low tide and walk towards Sheringham for some unspoiled sand for your dog and kids to run on.

Aug 27th 2021

Great for fishermen.  Empty pebbles only beach, sandstone cliff’s, small pay car park with one loo.

Wind in the face forget about life’s anxieties. Great way to unwind.

Fishermen’s partners bring a book and a flask

Just pebbles no sand

Aug 10th 2020

Not very impressed with Weybourne ‘beach’s first thing have to pay to park, and then there are no facilities. The beach consists of all pebbles and no sand. If you just want to go and look at a piece of sea fine but there is not much else. You can walk along the crumbling cliffs but that is it, to around the coast to somewhere with sand, and certainly not a place to bring children. Totally disappointing from start to finish

What did we get wrong?