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Holkham Bay

Wells-next-the-Sea, England
+44 1328 713111
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So much empty space

This follows on from the drive to Holkham Hall, crossing the main road and down to the beach. Pay... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Lovely beach, shame about lack of facilities

Visited here on a lovely sunny Sunday in June. Very busy and obviously not geared up for so many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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“long walk” (29 reviews)
“car park” (51 reviews)
“sand dunes” (25 reviews)
Wells-next-the-Sea, England
+44 1328 713111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This follows on from the drive to Holkham Hall, crossing the main road and down to the beach. Pay and display £3.00 I think for 2 hours, this is plenty of time to walk through the woods along the board walk to the beach, theres...More

Thank Gossy-abroad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a lovely sunny Sunday in June. Very busy and obviously not geared up for so many visitors. Waited 30 mins to pay for parking! Parking machines don't take new £1 or contactless payment - very slow and definitely need updating. Paid £5...More

Thank marmite17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a first time visitor to Holkham Bay, I was absolutely stunned by the sheer beauty of the place. The seemingly never-ending combination of beach, dunes and woods is a real gem. Parking is said by some to be rather pricey but please don't quibble,...More

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a windy day, it certainly blew the cobwebs away! A ten minute walk from the car park which cost £3 for two hours. But a good boarded path to the beach which would be good for a child's buggy and we also saw...More

Thank jules0606
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning place. Beautiful scenery, fantastically clean, helpful, kind, hardworking employees in the public areas. A must see beautifully welcoming place. Perfect for couple, friends, family and dog walkers alike.

Thank Newbridgers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, first let me state that it was a lovely sunny day when we visited and consequently the car park was quite full, this was not a huge problem but it did mean that we had to walk a good half mile before we actually...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ruined by hoards of dogs. We took our 2 yr old and 5 yr old boys, couldnt let them run around as saw x2 dog poos, one floating. Some people with multiple dogs, not on on a lead. Very stressful if you have a toddler....More

1  Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is very popular , but nowhere near as nice a place as the publicity suggests. Not at all like the sandy beaches where we live , this coastal area is more of an expanse of mud flats with actually very little nice sand...More

Thank LiLiCockerpoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love walking here. It;s easily accessible by foot from Wells.The beach is wide and clean. The skies are immense

Thank Ruthlette
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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Are there any walks which are feasible with a pushchair here please?
1 April 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??
26 July 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
20 February 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