If you are thinking of booking a holiday cottage in Norfolk, then planning in some time to visit its amazing coastline is an absolute must. 

And don’t worry about the weather - some of the best days out can be had in the middle of Winter, where you might even find that you have the whole beach to yourselves!


Holkham & Wells Beach

Winner of Best Beach in the UK year after year, Gwyneth Paltrow walked across these sands in the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.

Widely regarded as one of the best beaches in Norfolk, Holkam comprises miles of expansive beach and woodland, offering ample opportunity to enjoy peace and solitude.  And with a national nature reserve and the salt marshes nearby, it’s understandably popular with bird watchers too.

Sherringham Beach

Once a tiny fishing village, Sherringham has a stony beach which, at low tide, reveals an expanse of sand and rock pools. With its colourful beach huts, cafes, amusement arcades and steam train rides, there’s plenty to keep families entertained here all day.

Hunstanton Beach

Famous for its red and white striped cliffs, Hunstanton is the only coastal town in East Anglia to face west.  Popular with families, this seaside town features a large sandy beach – the perfect place to build sandcastles whilst eating freshly fried fish and chips!

Cley Beach

Attracting walkers, bird watchers, artists and foodies alike, this part of the Norfolk coastline features remote shingle beach, backed by marshes, stretching for miles, making it a great destination for some peace and quiet.

Brancaster Beach

With nearly two miles of unspoilt golden sands and dunes, Brancaster offers breath-taking panoramic views across the tidal marshes. Popular with kite surfers, it’s one of the quieter stretches of coastline in Norfolk.

Cromer Beach

Situated on the very edge of the North Norfolk Coastline, Cromer is famous for its delicious crabs. A traditional Victorian seaside resort, it offers visitors a sand and shingle beach backed by low sandy cliffs – just perfect for swimming and surfing.


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