Wells or Waxham..? Snettisham or Sheringham..? How well do you know Norfolk’s beaches?

The start of a very warm and sunny weekend at which Norfolk beach? Picture: James Bass.

The start of a very warm and sunny weekend at which Norfolk beach? Picture: James Bass. - Credit: James Bass

They say we've got some of the best beaches in Britain. But how well do you know them?

As our big sky sandy shores get set for another summer do you know your way around them.

Do you know your Wells from your Waxham - or your Snettisham from your Sheringham? As the weather warms, thousands head for their favourite coastal spot.

But remember to stay safe if you plan on exploring somewhere new.

Every year, Norfolk's lifeboat crews and coastguards are called out to rescue people who get cut off by the tides.


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Tide times are widely published online and are very simple to understand and check.

It's very easy to get cut off on some of our beaches, where the incoming tide floods into gullies cutting off areas of foreshore.

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While the sea might look a long way out, gently-sloping sandy beaches are rapidly covered as the tide comes in.

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