Waxham Beach

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Waxham beach is one of the few beaches that not many people know about unless you are a local or a regular visitor. This is what makes it all the more intriguing and a joy to be on. It’s beautifully hidden away amongst trees and sand dunes, and with no regular car park and no amenities close to the beach, it’s a real gem, attracting those who like peace, quiet and tranquillity.


This part of the Norfolk coast is well known for its grey seal colony.

You may catch sight of the seals and their pups on Waxham beach, particularly in November and December when they’re breeding.  Although Horsey beach is more well known for seal watching and at that beach they even have a viewing area just for this).  You may also catch site of some seals at Sea Palling beach.

Waxham Barn

Just along the coast near Horsey beach is the lovely Waxham Barn.  A fully restored, magnificent Elizabethan barn set in North Norfolk’s area of outstanding beauty.

The thatched barn is the longest in the county. It houses a lively exhibition featuring Elizabethan agriculture, the Woodhouses who built the barn, smuggling and shipwrecks along the coast and the resident owls and bats. The Dunes Cafe is situated in one of the wings and serves high quality homemade food and light lunches. There is ample free parking. Special events are run throughout the year.

Type of BeachSandy
Lifeguard ServiceNo
Dog Friendly Beach?Dogs allowed.
ParkingNo official parking, parking is available on roadside.
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