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Sheringham Beach

Part Of The Popular North Norfolk Coast

Sheringham Beach is a fantastically sandy beach when the tide is out. 

However, if you’re looking for Norfolk beaches where you can guarantee the sand , whether it be high or low tide, then you should definitely check the tide times before you visit here to make sure it is low tide.

But, having said that, it is still a lovely beach to spend some time on - and here's why.

Sheringham beach

Sheringham Beach

This North Norfolk beach lies on the edge of the very traditional Victorian seaside town of Sheringham which has all sorts of attractions, of which you can see a list here.

Why is Sheringham beach so popular? 

Well here are some of the reasons:

  • It has Blue Flag Status which means it is clean and is a safe environment for you to enjoy yourselves.
  • It is a very family friendly beach and is patrolled by Lifeguards
  • You can hire a beach hut for the week will make your holiday even more enjoyable! These are on the promenade
  • At low tide you have swathes of golden sand
  • The boulders make for great rock pooling as the tide is going out
  • There's a lovely promenade to meander along
  • BBQ's are permitted on the beach
  • There are showers and WC's on the promenade too!
  • NOT dog friendly in the summer months

High Tide at Sheringham Beach

High tide at Sheringham beach

If the tide is in, don't despair, because you can easily have a lovely walk along both the west and east promenade, or along the pebbles on the beach, but you will find it difficult to walk between the groynes, even though there are steps going up and over the groynes. 

Huge bolders and rocks lie against the main part of the promenade as a sea defence, so at high tide you will only find rocks and shingle, but if you amble further east, or west, then these disappear and you are left with much smaller pebbles and shingle which makes it a much more pleasurable walk.

You'll find Sheringham beach tide times here.

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Low tide at Sheringham

Low tide at Sheringham beach

The beach really comes into its own at low tide

As the tide goes out, it leaves rock pools amongst the bolders, and lovely hard sand on which to build as many sand castles as you like. It also counts as a bucket and spade beach too.

It's ideal for families, however, it is slightly tricky if you’ve got a buggy, because getting down to the beach isn’t very easy across the pebbles, although certainly not impossible.   And there are WC’s and showers on the promenade, which is always a great relief to know!

It's a beach which stretches as far as the eye can see, so there's always plenty of room for everyone.  The main part of the beach is not a dog friendly beach in the summer months though.

The Mammoth murals along the promenade at Sheringham

Walking along the West Promenade and up to the top of the cliff along the tarmac path, you get incredible vistas both east and west, overlooking the groynes on the beach.  There are masses of benches where you can sit and admire the wonderful sea view.  Or idle along the promenade for a typical seaside walk.

Lots of seats along the cliff tops at Sheringham

The promenade forms part of the Norfolk Coast Path, and the walk along the cliff tops of Sheringham, along the golf course, are fantastic.  It makes for a great clifftop walk.

Sheringham Beach Huts

The beach huts at Sheringham

Hiring a beach hut at Sheringham will make your holiday that little bit more special.  

The North Norfolk District Council hire out beach huts here at Sheringham, and also at Cromer beach and Mundesley beach.

All of the weekly lettings of beach huts start on a Saturday and you can find the prices and more information here on hiring out beach huts on the North Norfolk District Council website.

Sheringham beach huts are on the promenade, making it really easy for you to put all your beach paraphernalia in the hut for the week - no more lugging handfuls of buckets and spades, windbreaks and rugs all the way from the accommodation or car park to the beach!

Dogs On Sheringham Beach

Sheringham beach is NOT dog friendly during the summer months.  It is a very busy beach when the tide is out, so it's best to avoid this one if you have dogs.  There are plenty of other dog friendly beaches which you can read about here.


Sheringham is a very popular seaside town which is full of all sorts of attractions:

  • the long promenade
  • independent cafes,
  • tea rooms,
  • restaurants,
  • The Sheringham Little Theatre,
  • the steam railway,
  • a museum, 
  • Sheringham Lifeboat Station
  • and Sheringham Golf Course

There really is something here for everyone.  

Parking in Sheringham

There are a few places to park in Sheringham.

East Cliff car park is a good one if you are going to the beach although, as the name suggests, it is at the top of the cliffs!  But it looks down onto the beach.  

The other large car park is Station car park which is adjacent to the North Norfolk Railway.  This would involve a 5-10 min walk to the beach.  

There is also a very small car park almost on the promenade, but this fills up very quickly.  It's right by the Mo Sheringham museum.

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