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Norfolk coastal walks

Our guide to the best beach walks in Norfolk

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With over 90-miles of unspoilt coastline and beautiful countryside to be explored, Norfolk is renowned for its forests, heathland, and coastal towns. With so much on offer Norfolk is an ideal holiday destination, with walking holidays becoming increasingly popular thanks to the many Norfolk coastal walks available. We’ve listed our top 5 beach walks in Norfolk to get you started.

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Top 5 Norfolk coastal walks

1. Blakeney Point

First on our list of Norfolk coastal walks is Blakeney Point coastal walk, spanning across 6.4km of sand dunes. This leisurely walk takes you past the Lifeboat House, home to a variety of unique plants and wildlife. Most of this route is on soft sand, which can be difficult to walk on and isn’t suitable for pushchairs or wheelchair users. It’s important to be mindful of the breeding seals on Blakeney beach, with areas fenced off and access restricted.

Blakeney Point in Norfolk

Discover Blakeney Point

2. Salthouse Village Walk

The Salthouse Village walk is a circular route taking you from the charming coastal village of Salthouse to the heathland and gorse around Bard Hill, spanning across 8.9km. A moderate trail, be prepared for a steep incline up to the top of the heathland boasting wonderful views of the Norfolk countryside, coast, and World War 2 Radar Station remains. This route also takes you across a shingle beach.

Salthouse in Norfolk

Explore Salthouse, situated on the salt marshes of North Norfolk

3. Sheringham Circular Walk

Next on our list of Norfolk coastal walks is the Sheringham Circular walk, an 11.2km trail taking you past parkland, fields, woods, and clifftops. Enjoy spectacular views and absorb the history and rich variety of wildlife that greets you along the way. With varied paths and some steep inclines, this route is best suited for people with a reasonable fitness level. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control.

Sheringham coastal path

Take in beautiful scenic views across the Sheringham coastal path

4. Cromer Lighthouse circular walk

For beach walks in Norfolk Cromer Lighthouse circular walk is an ideal option, spanning across 4.7km boasting a fantastic beach, cliffs, and heathland. An easy trail, the route is suitable for people with a reasonable fitness level due to the 236 steps to the clifftop. The climb is worth it as you will be greeted to the breath-taking views over Norfolk, including Cromer Lighthouse.

Cromer LIghthouse in Norfolk

Visit Cromer, boasting fantastic beach, cliffs, and heathland

5. Horsey Windpump Walk

Last on our list, and an alternative option if you’re looking for beach walks in Norfolk is Horsey Windpump, a 4.8km trail taking in beautiful landscapes. A return walk to the beach, meander through grassy paths, low-lying grazing marshes, and sand dunes. Between October and January you may also see one of hundreds of seals that have their pups on Horsey beach so keep an eye out, but keep your distance. Find out about how to see the seals without disturbing them.

The ruins of the Brograve Windmill near Horsey on the Norfolk Broads

See the beautiful ruins of Brograve Windmill near Horsey on the Norfolk Broads

With plenty of Norfolk coastal walks to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice on your walking and hiking holiday in the UK. Situated on the banks of the River Thet, our accommodation at Thorpe Forest is a great base for your walking break. Book your cabin and explore what Norfolk has to offer.

 

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