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Coast: Norfolk beaches


Sheringham beach
Sheringham beach

Beach guide: Sheringham

Steam train rides and wonderful cafes makes a visit to Sheringham a memorable experience. With excellent access by public transport, there's no excuse for not taking a trip to the coast.


Fact file

  • Sheringham Beach is a winner of a Blue Flag.
  • Dogs are banned from the main parts of the beach between 1 May and 30 September.
  • Lifeguards are on duty from spring bank holiday weekend to the end of the school summer holidays in September. There is also first aid.

Sheringham was once a tiny fishing place known as Sheringham Hythe and most people lived further inland in the village of Upper Sheringham.

In the 1880s the railway arrived, bringing people and money to the area. Crabs and lobsters are still brought ashore by a small number of commercial fishermen.

Sheringham has a stony beach but at low tide an expanse of sand and rock pools is revealed.

The beach is managed by North Norfolk District Council and retained its prestigious Blue Flag for cleanliness and visitor facilities in 2005.

Entertainment

Boats at Sheringham by Mark Ollosson
Boats at Sheringham by Mark Ollosson

The beach has toilets, beach huts and a public shower. There is easy access to cafés and amusement arcades.

The North Norfolk Steam Railway is a ten-minute walk from the beach. The Splash Leisure complex is along the A149 Weybourne Road.

Sheringham has a golf course and in the town centre you'll find The Little Theatre, along with plenty of shops.

Lifeguards are on duty from spring bank holiday weekend to the end of the school summer holidays in September. There's also a first aid point.

Disabled access

Sheringham has limited free on-street parking and there is pay and display in the town and on the cliff top.

Toilets for people with disabilities are available. The ramps on to the beach may not always be usable because of changes to the level of the sand.

There are no disabled parking spaces.

last updated: 08/09/05
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