11 of our readers' favourite beaches in Norfolk

11 of Eastern Daily Press readers' favourite beaches in Norfolk

Here are 11 of our readers' favourite beaches in Norfolk - Credit: Archant

With over 84 miles of coastline, the county has plenty of great beaches to offer.

The long stretches of sandy seashore are often named as some of the country's best and continue to draw thousands of visitors every year to the region.

Despite being popular with visitors, the large choice of beaches means it is still possible to beat the crowds and find a quiet spot.

But if a lively seaside town is what you are after, then that is easy to find at places like Cromer and Gorleston.

Nature lovers are also spoilt with an abundance of unique wildlife-spotting opportunities, such as the large grey seal colonies at Horsey or the flocks of Sea Bunting that visit Sea Palling every winter.

From Hunstanton to Mundesley, here are 11 of our readers' favourite in Norfolk.

1. Sea Palling

People enjoying the beach at Sea Palling. Picture: Danielle Booden

People enjoying the beach at Sea Palling. - Credit: Danielle Booden

2. Sheringham

A few people were enjoying Sheringham beach and Promenade as lockdown restrictions are being gradual

A view of Sheringham's seafront. - Credit: Stuart Anderson

3. Gorleston

General view of Gorleston beach on a February afternoon.Picture: James Bass

A view of Gorleston Beach on a February afternoon - Credit: Archant

4. Holkham

Holkham beach in north Norfolk. Photo: Press Association

Holkham beach in north Norfolk. Photo: Press Association - Credit: PA

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5. Winterton

May 2020 was the driest and sunniest May on record in East Anglia. Pictured: People enjoying the bea

People enjoying the beach at Winterton-on-Sea in May 2020 - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

6. Hunstanton

Hunstanton South Beach, with King's Lynn in the distance Picture: Chris Bishop

Hunstanton beach busy with crowds of visitors in the summer months - Credit: Chris Bishop

7. Caister-on-Sea

Caister on Sea beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Caister-on-Sea beach. - Credit: Denise Bradley

8. Mundesley

Mundesley beach in the early summer sun with Bacton, Walcott and Happisburgh lighthouse in the backg

Sea defences at Mundesley beach, looking towards Happisburgh. - Credit: Mark Bullimore

9. Brancaster

Walking the dog on Brancaster Beach in the winter. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Walking the dog on Brancaster Beach in the winter. Picture; Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

10. Cromer

The busy Cromer beach on the hottest day of the summer so far. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cromer beach, with the pier in the distance - Credit: Denise Bradley

11. Horsey

Grey Seal colony resting on the beach at Horsey, NorfolkFebruary 2010Picture: James BassFor: FilerEa

Grey Seal colony resting on the beach at Horsey, NorfolkFebruary 2010Picture: James BassFor: FilerEastern Daily Press © 2010 (01603) 772434 - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2010