A beach in north Norfolk has been named of the UK's best beaches.

Holkham beach was included on the Independent's list of 10 coastal spots in the UK that look like they are abroad.

Described by the newspaper as being "saved from commercialisation", Holkham is a vast sandy beach backed by a forest.

The Independent also called it "unspoilt" and similar to many US beaches due to the natural beauty, grassy knolls and pine woods.

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It was previously named among the best beaches to visit in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller.

The magazine called it "protected and wonderfully unspoiled" as part of the Holkham estate and nature reserve. 

Holkham was the only beach in East Anglia included on the list.

Others included were Durdle Door in Dorset, Achmelvich Beach in Scotland, Pentle Bay in the Isles of Scilly and Portmeirion Beach in Wales.