Out & About: Beaches
Blue Flag Award Beaches in Norfolk
Sea Palling (17 mins) - Sea Palling is a small, quiet family seaside resort on the East Norfolk Coast. In 1995 the Environment Agency installed nine reefs just off the shore, to help protect the area. The beach and calm waters make it an ideal place to swim or for children to play and it is also very popular with the jet skiing community.
Mundesley (23 mins) - The beautiful beach at Mundesley is one of the cleanest around and there are plentiful sands stretching for miles with very little shingle. The village itself is well served by local shops in and around its small High Street.
Cromer (27 mins) - Cromer is a popular destination for families and it is ideal for swimming. The beach is also a popular place to go surfing, due to its consistency and shelter, which is provided by the pier. The sand and shingle beach backs on to the North Norfolk cliffs. Rock pools are revealed at low tide.
Sheringham (36 mins) - Originally a small fishing village it is now a small thriving holiday town with lovely parks and woods and a stony beach that disappears at high tide, but at low tide reveals an expanse of sand and rock pools.
In addition to the above, the following beaches have been designated as having higher quality bathing by the Environment Agency:
- Hemsby (28 mins);
- Caister on sea (28 mins);
- East Runton (30 mins);
- Great Yarmouth north beach (34 mins);
- Great Yarmouth pleasure beach (36 mins);
- Great Yarmouth south of pier (38 mins);
- Gorleston on sea (41 mins);
- Wells next-the-sea (66 mins);