Stunning beaches abound - some with Blue Flags! most with car parking close by.
Find out more about Norfolk's award winning beachs.
Caister Point Beach - this is an extremely long beach, stretching for miles, backed by sand dunes and sea defences. Visitors to Caister Point have a fairly good chance of spotting seals in the water, from the nearby colony at Horsey. Visitors to the beach will not be able to miss the sight of the turbines of the Scroby Sands Wind Farm which is 2.5 km offshore. Although considered a bit unsightly by some, the wind farm has the capacity to supply 41,000 homes with electricity.
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach - near Great Yarmouth. Grassy cliffs with pitch & putt, bowling greens, tennis and basketball courts. This is a great beach for family fun, a traditional bucket-and-spade outing also surfers, body-boarders and kite-flyers. When the tide goes out you will find a the vast expanse of sand. There are grassy cliffs towards the end of the beach and the Norfolk Coast Path runs from the beach along the cliff tops. In times of bad weather this path can be closed and signposts will indicate alternative routes for walkers.
Great Yarmouth South Beach – a large stretch of sand beach, from Pier and the new outer harbour at the mouth of the River Yare. The south beach is not quite as busy as the main beaches and is a good get-away spot in that respect. Behind is the beach is Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach with its roller coaster and Scenic Railway.
Hemsby Beach - with around two miles of sandy beach, backed by large grassy sand dunes. The beach is fairly wide and does not get too crowded. This beach has some sand dunes which offer some shelter and make this a good spot for sunbathing.
Wells Beach also known as Holkham Beach – one of the finest beaches in Norfolk. The beach itself is a vast expanse of unspoilt golden sand great for families The wild beauty of the beach has not been missed by the film industry. Perhaps best known as the location used in the final scenes of “Shakespeare in Love” with Gwyneth Paltrow walking across a low tide, Holkham as appeared in several other productions. These include “The Eagle Has Landed”, “The Avengers” and the 2008 TV series, “Kingdom”.
Hunstanton Beach – you will find main areas of beach, the part nearest the resort being mainly made of shingle and boulders leading into the sea, and just north of that, the delightful beach of Old Hunstanton, which has a vast expanse of fine, golden sand when the tide is out. The spacious beach area has plenty of interesting rock pools for visitors to enjoy, and young explorers may be lucky enough to find fossils among the rocks and shingle.
Heacham Beach - a long stretch of predominantly sandy coastline which runs north from Snettisham. The water quality here has been classified as excellent, and the waters of The Wash are relatively calm and shallow. From the beach, whose golden sands mixed with shingle are backed by low dunes, there are views across the bay towards Lincolnshire.