Beaches in Norfolk

From the seaside favourites of Cromer to Great Yarmouth, a coastal camping holiday in Norfolk is full of pleasant surprises.

Famed for the sweeping coastline of The Wash, the cathedral city of Norwich and the magnificent wetlands of the Norfolk Broads, this beautiful county is a treasure trove of ancient history and glorious natural scenery. Its coastline is highly prized, and features long ribbons of golden sands freckled with colourful beach huts and backed by classic seaside towns. When it comes to a traditional English seaside escape, the Norfolk coast is hard to beat.

The Camping and Caravanning Club has 2 campsites within easy reach of Norfolk's beautiful coastline, Sandringham and West Runton. Find out more about the best local beaches, and where to camp, below.

Beaches near Sandringham Club Campsite, Norfolk
Heacham, Norfolk

Hunstanton and King's Lynn are two well-known-and-loved seaside destinations, and our Sandringham Campsite is within a 20-minute drive of some of the best beaches on this stretch of Norfolk coastline.

At King's Lynn, Heacham Sands (pictured) - also known as S.Sands Club Beach or 'Stubborn Sands' - is a long stretch of beach facing west into The Wash. There are no restrictions on four-legged visitors, making it a favourite with holidaying hounds. The village of Heacham is a pleasant place steeped in history, and is home to the wonderful Norfolk Lavender - a sprawling farm with lavender gardens, oil distillery, herb garden, tearoom and gift shop. It's worth visiting for the heavenly scent alone.

A few miles north of Heacham is the seaside town of Hunstanton, featuring the main sandy stretches of Main Beach and Hunstanton Beach. This part of the coast is framed by distinctive red and white striped cliffs and has plenty of seaside entertainment on offer, complete with a Sea Life Centre, putting course, and traditional donkey rides.

You could also take a short boat trip to Seal Island. The 'island' is more like a vast sandbank that's home to thousands of seals - said to be the largest colony of Common Seals in the UK, no less. By day, these cuddly dog-like animals are sprawled out on the sands, offering a wonderful chance to see them in their natural habitat.

Beach Name
Dog Friendly (all year)
Suitable Disabled Access
Toilets Nearby
Car Park
Drive From Club Site (minutes)
Full Listing
Heacham - S. Sands Club
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14
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Hunstanton

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About Sandringham Club Campsite

Sandringham

For those who really enjoy the high life, our Sandringham Campsite will tick all the right boxes. Based within the grounds of the Royal Estate in Norfolk, it's a delightfully secluded spot tucked away in the woodlands, with numerous forest tracks and quiet trails criss-crossing the site.

Sandringham Estate itself, the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, has acres of gardens, woodland and heath, while East England's beautiful coastline is also within easy reach - making it the perfect spot for a beach camping holiday in Norfolk.

Sandringham Campsite is well-equipped with a shop, family shower room, washing facilities and a parent and baby room. If the local wooded trails aren't quite enough to keep the children busy, there's also a small play area nestled amongst the trees. You'll also find a Visitor Centre within the grounds of the Royal Estate that's well-stocked with local goods.

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Beaches near West Runton Club Campsite, Norfolk
Sheringham, Norfolk

The closest beach to West Runton Campsite is Sheringham Beach (pictured), a pretty rocky stretch of coastline with pockets of soft sand. The town of Sheringham itself has plenty of shops and restaurants, complete with local activities including Priory Maze and Gardens, the National Trust's sprawling Sheringham Park, and the fantastic North Norfolk Railway. Take the kids for a scenic train journey on an old steam locomotive, or simply enjoy the sight and sound of these magnificent machines rumbling along the North Norfolk Railway.

Back to beaches, and your next local spot is Cromer. Less than ten minutes' drive from West Runton Campsite, Cromer is a traditional favourite with all the hallmarks of a classic seaside town. The beach is a generous sand and shingle number backed by low cliffs, with oodles of activities including shops, a pier, amusements, a seafront cafe, children's fun area and even a surf school. Amenities-wise you'll find toilets and baby changing facilities, with additional conveniences in the town itself.

Cromer is famous for its locally-caught crab and lobster, so be sure to sample the day's catch before you leave.

Beach Name
Dog Friendly (all year)
Suitable Disabled Access
Toilets Nearby
Car Park
Drive From Club Site (minutes)
Full Listing
Sheringham


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Beach CTA
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About West Runton Club Campsite

West Runton

If a beach camping holiday is on the cards, West Runton Campsite offers the perfect blend of coast and countryside. A stone's throw from Cromer, West Runton Campsite is the perfect spot for a beach camping holiday in Norfolk. It's right by the coast, near the villages of East Runton and West Runton, and surrounded by North Norfolk's beautiful rolling countryside.

Sheltered by trees and woodland and beautifully maintained, the campsite itself is a quiet, relaxing spot in which to enjoy the county's coastal charm. Smaller guests will love the children's play area and space for ball games, while parents will appreciate the numerous on-site conveniences including washing up areas, toilets, laundry amenities and family shower facilities.

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