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North Norfolk Holiday Homes

        Holiday Lets in  Wells-Next-the-Sea, North Norfolk

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Beaches

The beaches in North Norfolk are very beautiful, many are sandy with gentle gradients and sandunes.

 

Beach Huts at Wells Next the Sea – Accessible from Lady Ann’s rive or the wells beach car park – turn left on the quay and follow the beach road to the pinewoods Caravan Park and car park. It is then a short walk through the pinewoods to the beach. There is also an accessible boardwalk for people using wheelchairs.

 

Spectacular Holkham beach can be reached either from Wells or at the other end from Burnham Overy Staithe where there is a footpath. The walk takes a good half hour but bikes are allowed. Alternatively the beach can be reached in the middle from Lady Ann’s Drive opposite to the Victoria Hotel and restaurant owned by the Holkham estate.

 

The beaches are great places to walk on a bright winter’s day. The pinewoods provide shelter from the wind. Just the place to walk off a large lunch from the Victoria, or fish and chips from Plattens on the Wells quay.

 

Brancaster beach is often visited by young families as the tide does not retreat quite as far as it does at Holkham and the sand is abundant. Parking is adjacent to the beach. Follow your visit to Brancaster with a visit to the White Horse and watch the sun go down across the marshes. (Child friendly it is advisable to book at weekends and in season). Brancaster is noted for its coastal flora and the roman site of Branodum.

 

Because of their very gentle gradients the beaches in North Norfolk have rapidly rising tides, and sometimes strong currents. Isolated sandbanks can quickly be cut off by incoming tides. Please be aware of this and watch small children at all times.

Beach Gallery

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