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Top 5 Secret Beaches You Must Visit in North Norfolk

Get away from the crowds, and explore the hidden gems along the stunning North Norfolk coastline, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here are our top five secret beaches, offering tranquility, seclusion and peace, with just the sound of waves, sand, and sky...

1. Trimingham Beach:

Accessible via Mundesley, venture northwest along the beach. The farther you walk, the quieter it becomes. After about an hour, you'll discover the secluded sands of Trimingham, often with the beach all to yourself. As part of the Deep History Coast, keep an eye out for fossils and sea stones during low tide. Remember to avoid the cliffs and refrain from digging into them. Slips are common in this area.

Postcode: NR11 8BQ

2. Cart Gap Beach: 

Near the popular (and far busier) Sea Palling beach, Cart Gap provides a quiet stretch with sandy dunes—ideal for play and shelter. A large car park, facilities, and a small café nearby make it a convenient and peaceful escape.

Postcode: NR12 0QL

3. Blakeney Point:

Famous for seals and ground-nesting birds, Blakeney Point offers tranquil picnic and paddling spots. Accessible by boat trip or a hike along the beach from Cley, the western end of the nature reserve is not open to visitors. However, you can find your own secret beach beside the channels and dunes.

Postcode: NR25 7RY (Cley car park)

4. Weybourne Beach:

Discover a secluded shingle beach at Weybourne, known locally as a good spot for close-to-shore swims. Known for its historical significance as a favourite with smugglers, the beach offers tranquility and deep waters. Accessible by following the coast path across the cliffs to the east of Weybourne beach, you might even spot boats drawn up on the shingle.

Post code: NR25 7AH

5. Titchwell Beach: 

While Titchwell is renowned for its RSPB nature reserve teeming with birdlife, you can walk through the reserve (approximately 1 km) to find a quiet beach with vast sands and dunes, littered with remnants of World War II, including a war bunker and pillboxes. Watch for starfish in the ruins and, during low tide, glimpse the remains of two Covenanter tanks.

Postcode: PE31 8BB

These hidden treasures promise a serene coastal experience away from the crowds, inviting you to unwind in the beauty of North Norfolk's secret beaches.

Bringing a dog? During May and September, restrictions apply to some (but not all) of North Norfolk's beaches. Take a look at this map, which indicates where restrictions apply:

Dogs on Beaches - Council Guide
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