Norfolk Beaches

Here at Norfolk Socks we continue our love for the beautiful county of Norfolk, by compiling a list of the best beaches for you to enjoy!

How could we not start off by introducing the best beach in Norfolk, Holkham Beach? With its endless expanse of beach, it offers visitors an opportunity to walk for as many miles as they choose, even on busy days it feels as though you have the beach all to yourself. The Beach is also part of one of the largest National Nature Reserves in the country. In a recent poll, Holkham was voted the best Beach in the UK.  Every year The Queen's Household Cavalry exercise their horses on the Beach during their annual summer break. The mounted regiment spend three weeks undergoing intense training at Bodney Camp in Norfolk and then spend time exercising the horses at Holkham. This allows the horses to train on different types of land and terrain.

Wells-Next-The-Sea. The beach at Wells is part of the Holkham Estate, and just a stone's throw from the harbour town of Wells-Next-The -Sea. The beach is unspoilt, miles of sandy beach, plenty of beautiful coloured beach huts, perfect for dog walking or just walking and is great for bird watching. On the other side of the sand dunes nearest the car park is a wonderful pine walk, which will take you along the Norfolk Coast Path and Pedders Way. The path will also take you all the way to Holkham Beach. This path is perfect if you are a keen bird watcher, nature enthusiast or a keen walker. The beach cafe at Beach Road is just along side the main car park is an idyllic location backed by mature pine woods and a stone's throw from the beach. It's a fun and vibrant place to eat and drink and a perfect venue and place to meet. Four-legged friends are also well catered for and welcome inside the cafe.

Mundesley Beach. Mundesley is a coastal village and sits 7.3 miles south east of Cromer. The beach is incredibly long, streched out beach on the east corner of North Norfolk. It is considered one of the finest beaches in Norfolk, it is consistently voted for its cleanliness, safe swimming at low tide, which is perfect for families. The beach is backed by a promenade lined with colourful beach huts. In the summer months, it's patrolled by the Lifeguards, making this the perfect child-friendly beach. It's been awarded Blue Flag Status for a number of years now. It remains uncommercial and a slightly quieter beach than the more well-known ones. At the top of the beach is Mundesley Maritime Museum which is believed to be the smallest museum in the UK. It also acts as a Coastguard Watch and is a visual lookout which is manned by volunteers to this very day.

Brancaster Beach. Yet another stunning beach in Norfolk. Miles of unspoilt golden sands as far as the eye can see and you may also get a glimpse of an old shipwreck when the tide is out. It's a fantastic beach to walk on, whatever time of the year you visit, but the nicest time is when the tide is out. If you are a keen kite surfer or into kite buggying, then Brancaster is a fantastic beach for this. At the car park, there is a wooden shop where you can get ice creams, drinks, bucket and spades and so on. If you stroll east along the beach, past the shipwreck, you can easily spot Scolt Head in the distance. This is another of Norfolk's Nature Reserves, jointly owned by The National Trust and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

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