Best beaches to visit in Norfolk

Norfolk offers everything and more that you can expect from a coastal town. With fresh sea air, pristine white beaches and gorgeous scenery all around it is the perfect spot to spend a summer weekend with the family. With massive expanses of beaches, sand dunes and blue clear skies it a very relaxing experience for the family.

If you are wondering about accommodation Norfolk has plenty of options to choose from.

From B&Bs to luxurious boutique hotels there are a wide a variety of Norfolk hotels to stay. Some of the best beaches to visit in the area are:

Yarmouth beach: The beach is parallel to the Golden Mile area so it becomes very convenient to get to the ice-cream stalls from the beach, without any hassle. There are a host of activities including boat rides, amusements, plenty of attractions, crazy golf and lots more. The kids will have a whale of a time at the beach. Another fine beach nearby is the Gorleston-on-Sea beach.

Wells-next-the-Sea: There is a stunning expanse of beach, with pine woods in the background, which make it even more appealing. The only drawback is that it is a fair distance from town. There is a parking facility at the car park for convenience.  You could even hop on to the railway if you do not want to walk much. There is a beach cafe to enjoy refreshments as well. There are plenty of rather colourful huts on the beach and a lifeguard always on duty. During the low tide the kids will enjoy frolicking in The Run, but keep an ear out for the hooter as the tide rolls in fast.

Brancaster Beach: There is the facility to drive up close to the beach with parking facilities near the golf course. From there you could leg it easily to the beach area. One of the best spots to head out to is Scolt Head. It is great spot to bring along your pets to play on the sandy beach.

Horsey: It lies on the eastern coast with plenty of hideaways which makes it a very relaxing place to visit and spend time away from the crowds. Horsey is located along a little track that makes it one of the most serene beach areas in the county. The flipside is that there are no facilities available at the beach.  There is the marram-covered bank where if lucky you might spot a few seals basking in the sunshine.  Another attraction in the area is the National Trust Horsey Windpump.

Holkham Bay: The bay achieved worldwide recognition and fame when it featured in the Hollywood Oscar winning movie Shakespeare in Love, with Gwyneth Paltrow in the lead role. It has also been voted as the finest beach in the country and is one of the most pristine beaches in England. Parking is not a problem with a large car park for visitors. Visitors can also enjoy a relaxed boardwalk through the wooded area before they reach the beach section. It also featured in the Hollywood movie Annihilation starring Natalie Portman.

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