Best Family Friendly Beaches in Norfolk
When it comes to family friendly beaches, Norfolk has an abundance of choices. With picturesque coastline and miles of golden sand, Norfolk provides the perfect setting for a memorable family day out, whether you are looking for tranquillity or entertainment.
Glaven Valley’s Top 5 Family Friendly Beaches in Norfolk are:
This is often described as one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, a natural unspoiled beach with miles of golden sand. As part of the Holkham National Nature Reserve, the beach has sand dunes, shallow waters perfect for paddling and a vast expanse of sand. Local wildlife is abundant in this area too, with oystercatchers and ringed plovers in the sand dunes and on the beach, you may be lucky enough to spot.
A peaceful area of serene coastline with a famously long stretch of sand dunes and lined with pretty beach huts. Children will enjoy making sandcastles and flying kites on this tranquil beach, and you could embark on an adventure to spot the seals at nearby Horsey Beach too.
With its traditional Victorian pier, Cromer is a perfect seaside destination for families. Enjoy a walk along the pier, and connect with nature by having a go at crabbing. Cromer is famous for its local crab cuisine, and there are many family friendly eateries where you can enjoy this delicacy, or if you’d prefer a classic seaside meal; fish and chips. The beach to one side of the pier is stony, whereas the other is a long stretch of golden sand which is a popular site for surfing.
Beautifully striped cliffs outline this stunning beach, which is loved by families. Children will enjoy exploring the rock pools in this seaside location, searching for hidden fascinating sea creatures. The promenade at Hunstanton offers amusement arcades and fairground rides, as well as a popular Sealife Centre which is worth a visit, particularly on a rainy day.
A gem along the North Norfolk coastline, Wells-Next-The-Sea beach is lined with colourful beach huts, and the shallow waters which are perfect for little ones to have a paddle in. You will find the harbour a stone’s throw from the beach, which is a good location for crabbing, and for a spot of food with many popular cafe’s and restaurants.
Norfolk Coastline has something to offer all families - grab your bucket and spade and start planning your next Norfolk adventure!