British Beaches

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Hemsby Beach

Winterton on Sea, Norfolk

A sandy 3km straight stretch of natural coastline. There is a valley, dunes and rock pools at the beach.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
First aid post
Lost child centre and a cafe


Surfing (surf board hire is available)
Sea canoeing and fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a walk through the valley and dunes by the beach. Various wildlife can be seen. The beach is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also the area is deisgnated as a SSSI.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned at least once a day. There are litter and dog bins but dogs are banned from part of the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre. Town Hall. Hall Quay. Great Yarmouth. Norfolk. NR30 2PX. Tel: 01493 846345


Nearest town: Winterton on Sea
County: Norfolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6957, 1.71361
Postcode: NR29 4JG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Signposted from coast road - B1159.

Public Transport

There is a daily bus service from Great Yarmouth with extra services from May - September. The nearest train station is Great Yarmouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Great Yarmouth (Approx. 6 miles away)
Berney Arms (Approx. 8 miles away)
Acle (Approx. 8 miles away)
Lingwood (Approx. 11 miles away)
Reedham (Norfolk) (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is pay parking for 90 cars. including disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

Dunes Beach, Hemsby (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Marrams Dunes, Hemsby (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Beach Road, Hemsby (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Rottenstone Lane, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
King George's Field, Caister-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
The Green, Martham (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Caister Beach Road, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Filby Bridge, Filby (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Bure Park, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Horsey Windpump, Horsey (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Winterton on Sea