A quick Guide to Norfolk Beaches
If you are travelling around the UK in your motorhome, be sure to add Norfolk to your destination list to see some of the best beaches in the UK. The area is home to a number of seaside resorts, bustling towns and adorable villages that look like something from a film. To help with your travel planning, take a look at our list below of some of our favourite beaches in the area:
Perhaps the most famous beach in the Norfolk area is the resort of Great Yarmouth. Due to its popularity, the beach can become busy during the sunny summer months so it is recommended that you visit in the morning to get a good spot if you are planning to spend all day on the beach.
The town of Great Yarmouth itself has a number of arcades, mini golf, shops, cafes and fairground rides for a fun filled family day out. The beach is a long, sandy one that is central to the amenities and sits between two piers. If you are looking to swim, this beach is a great option as there are lifeguards present between the months of April and September. If you have a dog, it will not be allowed on the Central beach, but there are dog-friendly beach options slightly further up past the piers.
One of the most picturesque beaches in Norfolk is Holkham beach – around four miles of glistening white sand that run along the side of the forest. It is recommended that you check the tide times when you are intending to visit, as attending when the tide is out will give you more space to explore. The area is a nature reserve where you will find some of the most beautiful views, but the location is pretty isolated – with few options for food so it is best to bring your own.
Sheringham beach is the best of both worlds – during high tide there is a rocky, pebble beach perfect for walks along the coastline. At low tide, however, the sea moves to reveal a beautiful sandy oasis where you can bathe in the sun, build sandcastles with your family and paddle in the ocean. This lesser-known beach is never as busy as some of the bigger resorts in the area, but the town does include a number of amenities including restaurants, pubs, shops and cafés. Lining the beach are quaint beach huts that you can hire – we suggest spending the day there, eating some of the region’s famous fish and chips and taking in the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
Last, but not least on our list is Hunstanton beach, which is another popular resort. Perfect for all the family, you can find fresh seafood, smooth ice cream and donkey rides to entertain you throughout the day. There is a fairground and amusement centre, as well as a local Sealife Centre that is also worth a visit if you have the time. If you visit in the evening, stick around to see the beautiful sunset in this stunning location.