Beaches and Coasts of Norfolk- Sun, Sand and the Sea

Norfolk is famous for its unspoilt coast which is around 90 miles long. It is no surprise that such a long coast has numerous beaches which guarantee hours of pure family fun. Most of the beaches allow access to pets too.

  1. The Old Hunstanton Beach is a safe beach with wide expanse of sand gently sloping into the water is surrounded by dunes and red and white stripped cliffs. This is the only west facing beach in the east facing England due to which the beach is sheltered.
  2. Sea Palling Beach is a sandy beach situated between Cromer and Great Yarmouth is apt for swimming.
  3. Sheringham Beach is a rather stony beach which has low tides in addition to sandy pools. The beach was once a fishing village and now attracts visitors with a small steam train ride, cafes and shopping arcades.
  4. Gorleston Beach is 3 km long beach and bound by a concrete wall of which is reinforced with rock armour and timber.
  5. Overstrand Beach is quite a long sandy beach which stretches anywhere between 80 to 100 kilometres in length from the sea wall. The beach is submerged during high tides.
  6. Mundesley Beach is ranked as one of the best beaches amongst the beaches in Norfolk. The beach includes facilities for swimming and the low tide facilitates this further. The beach has a colourful promenade lined with huts.
  7. West Runton Beach is situated between Cromer and Sheringham. The beach is in a nonworking condition during high tides but otherwise it is sandy. The fields of Norfolk are situated near the sandstone cliffs in the beach. The largest chalk reefs are found in this beach making it very popular amongst divers too.
  8. Holkham Beach with vast expanses of sand is ranked as one of the best beaches in Norfolk or sometimes in England. This beach has featured in numerous feature films. The beach is backed by dunes, salt marshes and a large belt of pine trees.

There is no dearth of beaches in Norfolk and the above list is a true reflection of the natural beauty of these beaches.