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Holkham Bay

Wells-next-the-Sea, England
+44 1328 713111
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On a very windy day but still a wonderful walk back along to wells

Yes a must visit if your in the area very long and wide bay sand dunes brill for walks and loads of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
If you didn't know you were in Norfolk???

On the day we visited you would think you were on 6 mile beach in Australia. Beautiful hot sunny... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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“car park” (48 reviews)
“sand dunes” (23 reviews)
Wells-next-the-Sea, England
+44 1328 713111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes a must visit if your in the area very long and wide bay sand dunes brill for walks and loads of shells for the kids to play with

Thank Handbagdjc
Reviewed 3 days ago

On the day we visited you would think you were on 6 mile beach in Australia. Beautiful hot sunny midweek day and there were only about 10 people on this huge expanse of beach , paradise

Thank bantickr
Reviewed 6 days ago

A dog friendly beach which is great for families too. It's so nice to be able to take our whole family without the worry that people will be tutting about a dog on a beach!

Thank LozP37
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to walk the dog, arrive around 9-15 and park near the entrance and buy a ticket for parking from one of the car park machines. Huge beach and sand dunes for miles with a pine forest behind makes it feel as if you...More

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Thank wadidiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a clean natural beach with just a few attractive beach huts. The car park near the Pinewoods Caravan park has plenty of spaces, and there are wonderful paths through the woods to get to the beach.

1  Thank Vivienne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a view once you reach the end of the boardwalk. Expanses or sand surrounded by pine forest. Horses galloping out to see. Lots of choices of walks. Parking expensive - worth parking in the village & walking that bit further. No toilets -...More

Thank J0ysheehan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is known as Holkham bay, the beach does in fact stretch along many miles of North Norfolk, from Wells right past Brancaster and is divided by a few small rivers. The best part in my opinion is to park at Burnham Overy Staithe...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely beaches, walk approx 1 mile to Wells. Until recently part of Holkham beach was occupied by a nudist colony but they are no longer there ( shame ) ha ha. Lovely walk past many colourful beach huts along to Wells. Safe walk as the...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my wife, whilst staying in the area over easter 2017. Whilst the weather wasn't brilliant, we had the chance to spend a couple of hours walking around the bay and the reserve. What took our breath away was the sheer size...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Visited on quite a breezy day to get some fresh sea air. Parked in the Nature Reserve car park and thanks to the sign near the gate to the footpath through the woods we realised it was Pay and Display! Bit of a walk to...More

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Are there any walks which are feasible with a pushchair here please?
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Matthew B | Reviewed this property |
Would be hard going even with an off-roader pushchair. I would put them on my shoulders if I was you and enjoy the workout!
where is the best place to park a car to get to the nudist part of the beach??
July 26, 2016|
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Response from J0hn_Percy | Reviewed this property |
Park at the end of the drive opposite Holkham Hall, and walk to the left. At least that's what my map says.
Im a long distant Runner How Many Miles is it and is it safe to run for hours iv'e Run Cromer Beach i want to Run The Top Ten In Norfolk Iv'e Booked a Hotel For March any tips where to run will be gratefull T Bliss Canvey Island Essex
February 20, 2016|
Response from jrdo5959 | Reviewed this property |
It is safe to run on the beach, but take care not to be on the sea side of the shipping channel as the tide turns. Buy a tide table and remember, tide tables are GMT, not British Summer Time! The beach runs for about 15... More