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Holkham Bay

Wells-next-the-Sea, England
+44 1328 713111
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A fabulous place to walk especially on a shop frosty day in the winter

I love this place and have visited countless times all year round. You can start at the car park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
Golden clean sand

This bay stretches for miles and has lovely sand dunes and walks through the adjoining pinewoods.It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Suzanne B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“long walk” (30 reviews)
“car park” (52 reviews)
“sand dunes” (25 reviews)
Wells-next-the-Sea, England
+44 1328 713111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place and have visited countless times all year round. You can start at the car park at Holkham, walk along the beach to Wells-Next-the-Sea have a coffee/ice cream or snack at the cafe then walk back along the beach or through the...More

Thank MalanDee
Reviewed 5 days ago

This bay stretches for miles and has lovely sand dunes and walks through the adjoining pinewoods.It is dog friendly ,however there is no poop bins or litter bins on the beach and there are no lifeguards

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This in my opinion the best beach in Britain! The walk from the car park to the bay along the board walk through the trees only serves to heighten the wonder and surprise when you first set eyes on the beach, bay, dunes and distant...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach at Holkham Bay has been rated as one of the best in the U.K. and it is easy to see why, the huge expanse of fine sand , the dunes and the enormous sky all make for a visual treat. Fabulous!!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good car parking in pay and display car park a short walk from the beach. Vast empty beach with soft sandy dune areas giving a good place to rest. The beach is dog friendly. A very relaxing day

Thank Rick_Garside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Time of year little cold for the youngsters (3 and 7) but adults had a splendid time.

Thank StephenCWard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is a continuation of the Wells-next-the-sea beach but has no permanent structures on it. If you need near-by 'facilities' this is probably not for you. The nearest ones would be about a half mile away, the other side of the main road, in...More

Thank Jaykprime
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 19 June 2017 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 11 June 2017 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
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2 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!
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.
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