Waxham Beach

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Two of North Norfolk's most attractive beaches are rather off the beaten track, by the neighbouring villages of Sea Palling and Waxham.

Just 10 minutes from the market town of Stalham and the northern reaches of the Norfolk Broads, these sandy miles of shore skirt unique areas of unspoilt natural beauty.

Waxham has a rural beach, where seals can be seen close in-shore and later in the season with their pups on the beach. Waxham village is also home to one of the largest tithe barns in the country (built in the sixteenth century) where you can enjoy refreshments in a historical setting. There were once two villages - Waxham Magna and Waxham Parva, the latter having been washed away in the 13th century and the modern day hamlet of Waxham now sits behind the dunes.

At Sea Palling, impressive artificial flood defence reefs have created wide sandy bays and water sports ranging from swimming to jet skiing are a part of Sea Palling life. Once known simply as Pawling or Pauling, the village was renamed with its prefix after Edwardian holidaymakers discovered its delights as a beach resort. The village boasts two public houses with restaurants, a post office/general store, a beachside amusement arcade, cafes, caravan parks, launching facilities for pleasure craft, lifeguards on duty in the high season and car parks to accommodate more than 1000 vehicles.

Bins for disposable BBQs can be found next to the slipway in Waxham and by the waste compound in Sea Palling.

 

Facilities

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Located approx 5 miles form Stalham the gateway to the Broads. Good connections to coastal cycle route (Gt Yarmouth to Cromer).

By Public Transport:
Local bus to Stalham and main towns Gt Yarmouth and North Walsham.

Waxham Sands Beach

Type:Beach

Waxham, Norfolk, NR29 4EJ

Tel: 01692 598325

Opening Times

* Open all year

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