Nestled along the eastern coast of the United Kingdom, Norfolk boasts a captivating array of award winning, blue flag beaches, nature reserves and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that attract visitors and locals alike all year-round.
Whether you seek tranquil stretches of golden sands, or vibrant seaside promenades teeming with activities, Norfolk’s beaches and extensive coastline has something to enchant every beach lover all year round.
Families, in particular, find solace in Norfolk’s family-friendly shores, where safe shallow waters, opportunities for beach combing and rock pooling, and a plethora of nearby amenities ensure cherished moments and lasting memories.
Whether embarking on a seaside adventure or simply unwinding by the coast, Norfolk’s beaches promise an unforgettable experience for all who wander to these captivating shores.
Our edit to the best beaches in Norfolk
There are beaches in Norfolk to suit all tastes and requirements, from family-friendly spots with plenty of facilities, dog friendly beaches where your pooch can scamper freely to more remote stretches of sand perfect for a peaceful walk. Here’s our five top beaches in Norfolk to get you started:
Our individual beach guides below showcase each beach individually with much of the information you may need, if we’ve missed something and you wish to reach out to us, please do, we know all of these beaches very well.
The best beaches in Norfolk – things to consider
When it comes to choosing the best beach in Norfolk for your needs, there are several things you may need to consider. Each beach has its own unique charm and appeal, catering to different preferences and activities. Here are some key aspects to keep in mind when deciding which beach to visit:
By considering the above, you can ensure that you choose a beach that matches with your preferences and provides the perfect setting for your seaside getaway in Norfolk. Our individual beach guides list much of the information you need, if we’ve missed something and you wish to reach out to us, please do, we know all of these beaches very well.
The best family friendly beaches in Norfolk
When it comes to family-friendly beach destinations, Norfolk offers an abundance of options that cater to every age and interest. From vast golden sands perfect for building sandcastles to shallow waters ideal for paddling, these top family-friendly beaches in Norfolk promise unforgettable moments of joy and relaxation for the whole family.
Best time to visit Norfolk’s beaches
The best time to visit Norfolk’s beaches largely depends on personal preference and the activities you plan on enjoying. The summer months, from June to August, are extremely popular among beachgoers and families who seek warm weather and the opportunity to swim in the sea. For those who prefer a quieter beach experience, spring and autumn can be ideal.
We personally recommend Spring and Autumn if your visit isn’t restricted to school term times. The weather can be mild but dramatic which offers the chance to see some of Norfolk’s wide horizons, stunning skies and fabulous sunsets.
If you time it right, you can even have the beach all to yourself. We have often had evening walks at Wells-next-the-Sea beach or along the the promenade at Cromer with our pooch and been the only ones there. It really can be fabulous when it’s quieter. That said there’s nothing like experiencing the buzz and atmosphere of a busy summer afternoon at any of the fabulous Norfolk beaches.
Our most wishlisted Norfolk cottages by the sea
Whether you’re looking for a Norfolk holiday cottage right on the coast, or a place with a sea view, here is a list of our top Norfolk seaside destinations to get you started:
Planning a holiday in North Norfolk?
Looking for a perfect seaside getaway? Look no further than stunning North Norfolk! With a variety of Norfolk holiday cottages to choose from, you can discover the perfect holiday accommodation for your needs. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious five-star cottage, a cozy sea view cottage for two or a larger family friendly self catering home for the whole gang, our collection of holiday cottages by the coast has something for everyone.
If sandy toes and sandy paws are a firm favourite, escape to the North Norfolk coast with your playful pup by your side. Your dog is bound to love our range of Norfolk dog-friendly holiday accommodation by the sea as much as you will!
So pack your bags and get ready for a holiday to remember by the beautiful Norfolk beaches!