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Norfolk Coast Campsites

The best Norfolk beach campsites

Norfolk’s coastal campsites are some of the most popular in the UK. Home to British seaside favourites, Norfolk offers a nostalgic getaway with lots of coastal attractions for the whole family. Whether you camp in Cromer to spend your days crabbing or pitch up within stepping distance of Great Yarmouth’s sandy beaches, Norfolk’s coast will continually surprise you.

Norfolk beach camping FAQs

Which campsites on Norfolk's coast are the most popular?
Our West Runton Club Site in Cromer is one of the most popular and highly rated campsites on the Norfolk Coast.
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Which campsites on the Norfolk coast are adult only?

Most of our sites along Norfolk's coast are family friendly however we do have a selection of member exclusive adult only campsites

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Which campsites on the Norfolk coast are dog friendly?
Most of our campsites along Norfolk's coast allow dogs and have facilities to cater to your four-legged friend. Look out for dog friendly facility icons on campsites, such as whether there’s a designated dog walk or doggy shower. View a list of our top dog friendly campsites.
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Which Norfolk beaches are the best to camp near?
Some of the most popular beaches in Norfolk include Cromer, Great Yarmouth, Caister-on-Sea, Hunstanton Beach and Sheringham Beach.
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Can I wild camp on Norfolks coast?
The rules on wild camping in the UK are complex; please read our guide to wild camping.
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All you need to know about coastal camping in Norfolk

Beachgoers covet Norfolk's coastline, and it’s not difficult to see why. With over 90 miles of coastline, Norfolk has plenty to offer in the way of coastal attractions. Whether you’re camping by the beach in Norfolk to explore or to sit back and take it all in, here are some ideas to help you plan your holiday.

Explore the best beaches in Norfolk

Cromer Beach

Cromer, less than 10 minutes away from our West Runton Club Site by car, is one of the most popular coastal towns in Norfolk. Famed for brilliant crabbing (and crab sandwiches, of course) and sandy beaches, the vibrant town is a family favourite with a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

Great Yarmouth is known for its long sandy beaches, not one but two piers, great walking routes and spectacular scenery.

Hunstanton Beach, a 20-minute drive from our Sandringham Club Site, undoubtedly one of the best strips of coastline that Norfolk has to offer. The extraordinary South Beach has fantastic amenities for families, including fairground rides, crazy golf and even an aquarium. The North Beach is where you want to head for stunning cliff faces, long walks with your four-legged friend and fascinating geographical formations.

Caister-on-Sea is Great Yarmouth’s neighbour and loving known as just “Caister”. The coastal village is most well known for its gloriously sandy beach.

Heacham Sands at King’s Lynn – also known as ‘Stubborn Sands’ – is a stunning stretch of beach that disappears into the distance, it’s incredibly long. It’s the scene of spectacular sunsets, making it the perfect place to take a twilight stroll and see out the day as the sun sinks behind the sea on the horizon.

Sheringham Beach sits on the fringe of our West Runton Club Site. A blend of rocky terrain, pockets of sand and shingle, this stretch of shoreline is just a seven-minute drive from basecamp, it’s the closest you can get to camping Norfolk beach style.

Explore Norfolk’s coast on foot

There’s plenty of reasons to explore Norfolk’s coast on foot. From blustery strolls, walking hand in hand, to full days of hiking the clifftop trails, the adventure is what you make it. The Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton to Sea Palling stretching for over 129 miles. The path takes in Norfolk’s panoramic beaches, rugged cliffs and passes our West Runton Club Site.

Family-friendly coastal attractions in Norfolk

All of the coastal towns and villages along Norfolk’s coast are brilliant for getting kids involved in activities like fossil hunting, sandcastle building and even beach clean ups. If you find yourself struggling for inspiration, read our 25 things to do at the beach guide. We listed below a few family-friendly attractions near our Norfolk coastal campsites to give an idea of the wide variety of things to do.

1. Norfolk’s Seal Rescue
Sea Life Hunstanton is a great day out for the whole family and has a brilliant seal sanctuary which rescues and rehabilitates seals from around Norfolk’s coastline.

2. RSPB Snettisham
This diverse nature reserve has a shingle beach, mudflats, lagoons and plenty more for learning minds to explore.

3. Norfolk Lavender
Let the sights and smells delight the little ones at Norfolk Lavender, just a short drive from the coast. Take a picnic on a good day or spend some time enjoying the indoor soft play.

4. Sheringham Park
This incredible parkland offers coastal views and is perfect for little ones to run and explore.

5. Cromer Pier
Enjoy the world’s last end-of-pier theatre by booking tickets to one of the family-friendly shows. Cromer Pier is also one of the best places to try crab fishing!

6. Hillside Animal Sanctuary
Also in Cromer, Hillside Animal Sanctuary is home to over 4,000 animals, with the majority of these being horses and donkeys. Visiting the sanctuary is great fun for kids and a way of supporting the longstanding charity.

7. Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
With rides for all ages, this is a great way to entertain the whole family if you’re camping in or near Great Yarmouth.

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