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Holkham Bay

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Address: , Wells-next-the-Sea, England
Phone Number: 01328-71-31-11
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Went to this beach yesterday. ..clearly the whole world and it's mother had the same idea! We ended up queuing and queuing and queueing for literally hours to get to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went to this beach yesterday. ..clearly the whole world and it's mother had the same idea! We ended up queuing and queuing and queueing for literally hours to get to the extortionately priced car park. ...It didn't help the cranky factor that it was also the hottest day of the year!!! However, it was worth it. ..This is indeed a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wonderful beach and walks . If you're lucky you will see the military horses having there break galloping along the sand and in the sea .just across the road is the the wonderful Holkham hall .

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A famous beach that has appeared in many films and to programmes. The vast sandy expanse is wonderful. If the tide is out it is a long walk to the sea. Great sand dunes to sit on. Can park near the beach charges applicable. Ice cream available during peak season. Not that easy for disabled a long walk and boarded... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Came here with my husband a couple of weeks ago for a short break in the area. Hubby never been to Holkham beach before but thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon walk through the woods, across the shallows and over the dunes before opening out to the stunning sandy beach and the sea. So beautiful, exactly how I remembered it when I... More 

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

parked down near holkham beach it was high tide so gave the impression of a large lagoon when the tide goes out it goes out a long way leaving a flat area. We walk through the pine/woods towards Wells till the tide went out a bit then walked on the sand to wells next to sea very pleasant walk stopped... More 

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Holkham beach is impossibly wide, golden and stunning. Beyond wonderful. Park, say farewell to amenities at the icecream van and follow the wooden path through the trees to a stunning view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We'd read that Holkham Bay had won best British beach, so we decided to try it out. It was glorious. Miles of sand backed by dunes and trees, the beach slopes out gently, making it a lovely place for a swim. It's clean and well kept but a bit of a walk from the car park and the only loos... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A remarkable beach, miles and miles of golden sand and undulating sand dunes, a great afternoons walk.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

its a huge beach and its good for playing beach games on the nice golden sand. to see the sea you'll need to know the timing of high tide and low tide otherwise you'll have to walk few miles. car park is established on an open field. taking the train from to go to the beach is ideal to avoid... More 

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Sunny Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The most amazingly beautiful stretch of beach in England. It covers miles of sand and great for dogs and walking. Huge horizons and so peaceful, surprisingly few people on the beach. Possibly as there are no facilities anywhere near by which adds to the attraction. As it is part of the Holkam estate you need to pay for parking.

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