Where is Holkham Beach Norfolk?
Access to Holkham Beach is via Lady Anne’s Drive on the A149 (opposite The Victoria Inn). It is approximately a mile down Lady Anne’s Drive to Holkham Bay, which, with its endless expanse of beach, offers visitors an opportunity to walk for as many miles as they choose.
Is Holkham a sandy beach?
The beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country.
What is Holkham Beach famous for?
As part of Holkham National Nature Reserve the beach is home to large flocks of wintering birds and is an important site for breeding Little Terns, Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher.
Is Holkham Beach good for swimming?
Besides pines, the beach is backed by sea lavender and golden dunes, and a row of shabby-chic, brightly painted beach huts. Look out for dark green fritillary butterflies and peregrine falcons. But take care swimming – only swim where it is marked safe by red and yellow flags as there are strong tidal currents.
Can you drive on Holkham Beach?
Car Parking Parking for Holkham Beach is along either side of Lady Anne’s Drive in Holkham village, just off the A149, opposite The Victoria Inn. April to September the car park is open 6am to 9pm. October to March the car park is open 6am to 6pm. Overnight parking is not allowed.
How long is the walk to Holkham Beach?
Holkham beach is usually walked on day 2 if you’re walking the Norfolk Coast Path. There is a very good 3 mile circular walk which goes along the beach and then comes back along the pine woods which you can find in the 16 Coastal Dog Walks book here.
What is the nicest beach in Norfolk?
Best beaches in Norfolk
- Wells / Holkham Beach. Holkham beach is a widely recognised as being one of the finest beaches in Norfolk, if not England.
- Brancaster Beach.
- Cromer Beach.
- Sheringham Beach.
- Hunstanton Beach.
- Horsey Beach.
- Mundesley Beach.
- Winterton on Sea Beach.
Is Holkham Beach car park?
Is Holkham Beach busy?
The beach does get busy when good weather prevails but not as busy as Wells beach and it is so vast the further up you go the quieter it gets. The seas are usually calm and slope away gently but be aware of sand banks here and there.
Which is nicer Cromer or Sheringham?
Sheringhams whole vibe is so much better than Cromer, but most holidaymakers head to Cromer for reasons us locals cant understand! Sheringhams beach feels more upmarket, is clean, has more interesting little corners to explore.
Are there any sandy beaches in Norfolk?
One of the most eastern beaches on the north Norfolk coast is Sea Palling. It is a wide sandy beach with a series of shallow bays formed by man-made offshore reefs. The calmer waters makes it a great place for small children to play.
Does Holkham Beach have toilets?
Toilets are available, including an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities. COVID-19: We look forward to welcoming you to Holkham.