Nostalgic Norfolk beaches near our Club Sites
Natural beauty epitomises Norfolk’s shores. Home to British seaside favourites Cromer and Great Yarmouth, it’s the perfect place for nostalgics who take pleasure in the glory of the UK’s stunning coastline. Our two Norfolk coastal campsites are an ideal base from which to explore every nook and cranny of this east coast Eden.
Famous for a stunning strip of coastline known as The Wash, the cathedral city of Norwich and the magnificent wetlands of the Norfolk Broads, this captivating county is a treasure trove of ancient history and jaw-dropping natural scenery.
The Norfolk coastline is coveted by beachgoers and it’s not difficult to see why. With golden sands galore, lined with colourful beach huts, framed by a backdrop of classic seaside town architecture, the county’s shores are an archetypal British coastal getaway destination. Our Norfolk campsites near beach locations are perfectly positioned, giving you a prime place from which to experience the best of Britain’s eastside shores.
Beaches near our Sandringham Campsite
Two of the UK’s most well-known and much-loved seaside resorts, Hunstanton and King’s Lynn, are a 20-minute drive away from our Sandringham Club Site. Boasting beaches that dreams are made of, Hunstanton and King’s Lynn are unmissable. They are two of the best strips of coastline that Norfolk has to offer.
Facing west into The Wash, 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. Friends of the four-legged kind are most welcome, making it a hot favourite among holidaying hounds.
Meanwhile, Heacham village is a pleasant place with a fascinating history and is home to the splendid Norfolk Lavender – a sprawling farm that’s brought to life by lush lavender gardens, an oil distillery and a herb garden. The heavenly scent is alluring.
Head north from Heacham and you will hit the seaside town of Hunstanton, where the beach is flawlessly framed by incredible red and white striped cliffs. There’s no shortage of seaside entertainment either, with delightful donkey rides and a Sea Life Centre to explore. You can set sail from Hunstanton too, enjoying a short boat trip to Seal Island, which is said to be home of the most colossal colony of common seals anywhere in the UK. By day, you will find these puppy-eyed sea dwellers sprawled out on the sand, showcasing themselves as you admire them in their natural habitat.
Beaches near our West Runton Campsite
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.
Sheringham town has everything you’d expect from a seaside resort, including a mix of shops and restaurants. There’s some interesting local activities to check out as well, such as the Priory Maze and Gardens, the National Trust’s sprawling Sheringham Park, plus the awesome North Norfolk Railway experience. Treat the kids to a train ride on an old steam locomotive, and enjoy the sights and sounds as it trundles along the track revealing the beauty of the Norfolk landscape or simply marvel at these majestic machines as they come and go.
Less than ten minutes away from our West Runton Club Site, by car, is the charming seaside town of Cromer, which sits atop a cliff. A vintage resort made famous by the Victorians, the skyline is dominated by Cromer church, which has the tallest tower in Norfolk. The beach is a quintessential British classic, with a strip of generous sand sprinkled with shingle that sits beneath a spread of low cliffs. At low tide, the shores reveal their true treasure, an outstanding stretch of sand where there’s plenty of room to play, take a stroll and build sandcastles.
If you fancy a break from the beach, Cromer is bustling with activities. There’s the pier with its prominent Pavilion Theatre, amusements aplenty, a children’s fun area and a surf school to enjoy. Don’t forget to explore the RNLI and Cromer museums too, before capping the day off with a cliff top walk, gazing out to sea.
Cromer is famed for its locally caught crab and lobster. Don’t even think about leaving until you have tried the catch of the day cuisine. If seafood is not to your taste, venture into the town, which is ripe with restaurants serving food to suit your palate.
Come and experience a Norfolk coastline adventure, there’s so much to explore. In such a serene setting, surrounded by beauty, stir your senses and connect with the great outdoors like never before. We’re inviting you to enjoy a taste of Norfolk nirvana.