Heacham Beach

STRETCHING for seemingly miles, Heacham is blessed with two stunning, yet different beaches – meaning there is a coastal hotspot for everyone.

Whether you are looking for some peace and quiet, a sandy paradise for your dog or want to revel in the atmosphere of a busy beach, Norfolk’s Heacham has it all for a day out or even to visit on holiday.

Why you should visit Heacham Beach

Broken up into north and south, Heacham’s beaches represent the best of both worlds.

The northern beach has a promenade and typically the most popular of the two, with beach huts perfect for relaxing in the shade while at the seaside when it gets a bit too hot.

With a campsite nearby, tourists flock to the North Beach during the summer months to take in the amazing views – especially at sunset.

And if you are a thrill seeker, jet skis operate from this part of the Heacham coastline.

You can enjoy the amazing sunsets from Heacham's stunning beaches in Norfolk (Tracey Tutt/Flickr)
You can enjoy the amazing sunsets from Heacham’s stunning beaches in Norfolk (Tracey Tutt/Flickr)

Although the North Beach is dog-friendly, the South Beach is much more quieter and enjoyed far more by canine lovers.

With less people comes more space for your four-legged pooch to run and splash around in, while still maintaining the fantastic sights of the north

If you love a sandy beach, you will have to wait until the tide is out with the majority of the coast covered in pebbles and shale – but be careful not to go too far when the tide is out as you’ll hit estuary mud, which can be less than pleasant.

What facilities are at Heacham Beach

There are car parks for both beaches, with Ken Hill South Beach for the southern half and North Beach car park for the other.

The Ken Hill South Beach car park has toilets available along with the Heacham Holt Cafe if you fancy a cuppa after your stroll.

For the North Beach, there are also toilets by the roundabout at the end of Jubilee Road.

Meanwhile, there are numerous bars and food places to grab some grub on your way home.

What other beaches are nearby?

Heacham’s beaches are just two in the local area – with Snettisham Beach one of the closest.

You can walk along the coast from Heacham South Beach to get to Snettisham, but it is easier to take to the fields and enjoy the best of the sandy shores and grassy landscapes.

To the north of Heacham sits the Hunstanton South Beach, where, again, you can walk along the coast with just 1.5 miles between the North Beach car park and the neighbouring seaside hotspot.

Where to stay near Heacham Beach

The most obvious place to stay near to Heacham’s two beaches is at Parkedean Resorts Heacham Beach Holiday Park.

Aside from the beach being just metres from the campsite, they have an indoor pool, a sports court and a host of entertainment along with being dog friendly – and prices start at less than £28 a night.

If you prefer something a bit more luxurious, you can stay in a Norfolk Coast B&B Cottage from £90 a night, with pets also welcome and the beach just four minutes walk away.

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