Know Before You Go

Know before you go when you visit north norfolk

With 45 miles of coastline, beautiful countryside, charming towns and villages, nature reserves, outdoor activities, fun-filled attractions and the Deep History Coast, there is plenty of fun, and space, to enjoy time together in north Norfolk. 

But before you visit north Norfolk, we recommend you check ahead of your journey so you're in the know before you go. We kindly ask anyone living in a tier three area, please to refrain from visiting until it is safe to do so.

Visitor attractions in north Norfolk are welcoming visitors again in different ways to ensure everyone is kept safe. From pre-booked time slots, to individual steam railway carriages, to socially distanced visits, there are plenty of measures in place to help you enjoy your days out to beautiful gardens, nature reserves and historic grounds with confidence. You are welcome to north Norfolk's towns and villages which have adapted to allow for safe visiting and enjoyment. 

Find out more below about how to enjoy your safe visit and also check our individual business listings to find out the new measures being put in place.


When visiting the coast, rural areas and nature reserves, check in advance to see if any specific guidelines that have been put in place.

Check ahead to find out what facilities and attractions are open or need to be pre-booked. Try to choose places which will be less crowded, particularly with beaches or visit your favourite spots outside of popular times. See the organisations below for more detailed information on what's open and how you can visit: 

Holkham and Wells beaches and their car parks; Woodland TrustBroads AuthorityNational TrustEnglish HeritageRSPBRNLINatural EnglandNorfolk Coast AONBNorfolk Wildlife Trust.

You can find out tide times here

Check North Norfolk District Council's website to find out which car parks are open.


Sheringham Beach


When out and about, we need to remember to look after ourselves, one another and the environment around us. So, to make sure we’re all doing our bit, we’ve put together a few simple steps to help you enjoy your visit as safely as possible.

If you are planning to spend the day at an attraction, please check online first to see if you need to pre-book a time slot. Many are now operating this way.

To stop places becoming over-crowded, why not get off the beaten track and explore somewhere new that's a hidden gem or spend the day at a quieter beach. If you arrive at your destination and it looks busy, it means it will be too crowded to enjoy and be safe.

Enjoy our beautiful beaches safely, make sure you allow enough space so you can socially distance and please be aware that the usual life guard service may not currently be in place.

Make sure you keep social distancing top of mind. There are markers in our towns to help you space out adequately. Wear a face covering at all times when on public transport like buses, trains, taxis and minicabs.

Many places are now taking cashless, contactless payments to make sure you have a bank card with you. 

Bring hand sanitiser with you – you don’t know where will be open for you to wash your hands.

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