With golden beaches, beautiful sunsets, and great times, Norfolk Camping has the perfect campsite for you
The Norfolk coast is a great place to go camping. There are many different campsites to choose from, and the scenery is beautiful. The coastline is perfect for exploring, and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Whether you want to relax in nature or get active, the Norfolk coast is the perfect place for a camping trip.
Looking to go camping on the Norfolk coast? Then Norfolk Coast Camping has the best campsites for you! Our campsites are located across the Norfolk Coast, most just a short walk away from the beach, and all are perfect for hikers, backpackers, families and dogs. Our campsites have electric hookups, a toilet block, and a shower block - making it ideal for family or friends camping trips. So no matter what type of camping you want to do, our campground can accommodate your needs!
We also off Glamping Shepherds Huts, Bells Tents and Safari Tents at many of our Norfolk Coast Campsites. With so much to explore on the Norfolk Coast, you are sure to have a fantastic holiday, read onto find out more about each of our fantastic campsites.
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Explore Norfolk: Things To Do
Norfolk Coast camping offers diverse opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of experience and interest. Whether you're looking for a place to pitch your tent and build a fire or a campervan/motorhome site with all the amenities, Our coastal campground has something for everyone.
Camping along the Norfolk Coast offers beautiful views of the North Sea and Lincolnshire. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking in this scenic area.
The Royal Sandringham Estate is a country house on 20,000 acres of land near the village of Sandringham in Norfolk, England. The house is the private home of Elizabeth II and is located on the royal Sandringham Estate. The estate includes a historic house, gardens, woodlands, farmland, and a number of other properties. The house was built in 1870 and has been the private home of four generations of the British royal family. The estate is also the site of the Sandringham Flower Show, one of the largest horticultural shows in the United Kingdom. The Estate is open to the public from April to October.
Norwich is a historic City on the River Wensum in Norfolk. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. Norwich has a rich history and there are plenty of interesting buildings, museums and monuments to explore. The city centre has some great shops and cafes, and the nearby countryside is perfect for walks and cycle rides.
At the heart of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Blakeney National Nature Reserve boasts wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. The four-mile-long shingle spit of Blakeney Point offers protection for Blakeney Harbour and the surrounding salt marshes, providing a perfect habitat for the vast array of residential and migratory wildlife.
The best way to see the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to enjoy a ferry trip, departing from Morston Quay.
Oxburgh Hall & Gardens is a beautiful stately home set on stunning grounds, built by the Bedingfeld family in 1482 as a statement of power. Step inside to discover the legacy of the 6th Baronet who created much of what you see today, from the Victorian Gothic interiors to the ornate architectural additions that reflect a romantic view of Oxburgh's medieval past. Outside, the gardens are a mixture of formal and wilderness, with the kitchen garden, orchard and herbaceous border adding colour and seasonal interest. And for those wanting to explore further, you can follow one of the estates walks through woodland, along the River Gadder, and out into open meadows.
The Norfolk Coast area is a beautiful place to visit, work, and live. It has many well-known and popular beauty spots, as well as hidden corners and picturesque villages linked by a network of footpaths and quiet country lanes. You can find your own quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and seaside towns.
The Norfolk Coast Path is renowned for its bird watching and nature reserves. This coastal path is known for its wide beaches, sand dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, nature reserves, barrier islands, and abundance of birds. The RSPB has many important sites along the coast, including Titchwell Marsh and Snettisham, while there are also several National Nature Reserves at Cley Marshes, Holkham NNR and Blakeney Point.
- Day 1: Hunstanton - Old Hunstanton - Holme Next The Sea - Brancaster: 9.6 Miles ( 15.5 Km). About 4 Hours
- Day 2: Brancaster - Brancaster Overy Staithe - Burnham Deepdale - Holkham - Wells Next The Sea: 12.1 Miles ( 19.4 Km). About 5 Hours Depending Upon Route - Shorten With The Coasthopper Bus.
- Day 3: Wells Next The Sea - Stiffkey - Blakeney - Cley Next The Sea: 9.8 Miles ( 15.8 Km). About 4 Hours
- Day 4: Cley Next The Sea - Weybourne - Sherringham - Cromer - Overstrand - Cromer: 13.9 Miles ( 22.4 Km). About 5 Hours 15 Mins (Shorten By Excluding The Overstrand Loop)
- Day 5: Extending The Walk From Cromer To Overstrand, Mundesley, And On To Sea Palling
Walking with your Dog in Norfolk
Dogs and responsible dog walkers are very welcome on the Norfolk Coast. Dogs are allowed on many of the beaches all year round and our campsite is dog friendly. The majority of pubs also welcome dogs into their gardens and bar areas.
As a responsible dog owner, you should not only clean up after your pet, but also avoid disturbing people, Norfolk wildlife, and livestock. Some areas may be restricted for dogs or require them to be kept on leads at certain times of the year or in specified zones – please look out for these and follow the guidance.
The views from Heacham South beach are breathtaking, this is one of the best beaches to take your dog for a walk. It has a wide, sandy beach which is perfect for playing fetch and walking along the shoreline. The beach is also well-maintained and has plenty of poop bags available, making it an ideal spot for taking your four-legged friend out for some exercise. There is a small car park at the entrance to the beach which costs £2 for four hours or £6 for all day. There are also public toilets located nearby.
Norfolk Coast Cycleway: King’s Lynn To Great Yarmouth
The Norfolk Coast Cycleway follows the coast from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth. It is a mixture of on and off-road routes, using quiet lanes and cycle paths. The route passes through some of Norfolk's most beautiful coastal scenery, including the salt marshes of Holme and Scolt Head islands, the sand dunes at Winterton-on-Sea and the beach at Sea Palling.
There are also a number of tourist attractions along the way, including Sheringham Park, Houghton Hall and Holkham Hall. The route is suitable for all levels of cyclists, although some sections may be more challenging for beginners.
Watersports on the Norfolk Coast
Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding are increasingly popular and a great way to experience Norfolk’s coastal waters, landscapes and wildlife. There are many reputable hire companies in Norfolk that provide equipment and tuition. For experienced kayakers and canoeists, there are also plenty of opportunities to get out on the water yourself. The coastline around Norfolk is varied and offers a range of different paddling experiences, from sheltered creeks and rivers to more challenging open-water crossings.
Whatever your level of experience, make sure you check tide times and weather conditions before heading out, as conditions can change quickly on the water.
Norfolk Coast Camping FAQs
Some of the best caravan, campervan, motorhomes and camping sites in Norfolk include South Beach Camping, Hunstanton Camping and Glamping, and North Norfolk Camping.
These three sites all offer different experiences, so it really depends on what you are looking for in a camping trip.
- South Beach Camping is located right on the beach, so if you are looking for a relaxing vacation by the water, this might be the perfect spot for you.
- Hunstanton Camping and Glamping is located in Heacham, so if you are looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet, this could be the site for you.
- North Norfolk Camping is located near some of Norfolk's best attractions, so if you are looking to explore everything that the county has to offer, this would be an ideal location.
Pitch your tent at our stunning Norfolk coast campsite. Not only are there over 20 pitches to choose from, and only a short stroll from the Heacham North Beach. We have a toilet block, showers and water available. We are dog friendly too!
Although camping can be a great option for smaller groups, we do not allow hen or stag groups. This is to ensure the peace and quiet of the site. We also do not allow any group larger than 10 people.
Absolutely! Please book a Campervan pitch. For more information please click down below
No, We do not have a shop but we do sell firewood. There is a shop 5 minutes down the road that you can walk to.
We understand that sometimes the internet is an invaluable resource, so we provide free WiFi on our campsites. However, we also encourage all guests to pursue a digital detox and disconnect from technology for a while.
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Our Nature Saving Pledge
Norfolk Coast Camping is all about spending time with your loved ones and reconnecting with nature. And we want nothing more than to share this wonderful part of Norfolk with you and all that nature has to enjoy.
Here at Norfolk Coast Camping, we are committed to respecting the countryside and keeping it clean. We operate under and encourage a leave-no-trace ethos to all our guests, which means that when visiting the countryside you leave no trace of your visit in our Norfolk coast camping site and leave it exactly in the state it was when you arrived. It's this way of thinking that we hope to imprint on all who pass through our corner of the world which will help to ensure the protection of our precious countryside and the wildlife that live here.
The Countryside Code is supported by Natural England.
Protect The Environment
- Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
- Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
- Always keep dogs under control and insight
- Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
- Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
- Enjoy The Outdoors
- Check your route and local conditions
- Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
- Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Leave No Trace
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Be Considerate of others
- Respect Farm animals and wildlife
- Travel and camp on durable ground
- Leave what you find
- Dispose of waste properly
- Minimise the effects of fire
- a) Whether trailer or motor caravan, it is a vehicle designed for caravanning. Its appearance and colour are appropriate and do not offend public opinion.
- b) It is regularly serviced so that it is safe in all respects when touring on the road, and on-site.
On The Road
- a) The selection of trailer caravan and towing vehicles allows adequate performance in line with the Towing Code, namely: (i) The actual laden weight of the caravan should be kept as low as possible and should never normally exceed the kerb weight of the towing vehicle. (ii) The engine is powerful enough to keep the outfit at a speed, particularly on hills, that does not baulk other traffic. (iii) The caravan is carefully loaded to provide good balance and avoid instability.
- b) The caravan complies with all Road Traffic Acts and other relevant Regulations, in particular, that there should be an adequate view to the rear of the caravan.
- c) Where the caravan is a trailer towed by a vehicle, it is insured against third party risks. This must cover not only the caravan when attached to the towing vehicle, but also when detached.
- d) Particular attention is paid to those sections of the Highway Code relevant to trailer caravans. (i) To cause the minimum inconvenience to other traffic, the caravanner observes traffic to his rear and ensures that every opportunity is offered for other vehicles to overtake. This includes the need always to allow space in front of the outfit for faster traffic to pull into with safety (and never to have two or more outfits bunched together), and on narrow roads to pull in and halt at a safe place to allow following traffic to overtake. (ii) To carry out normal road manoeuvres with increased care to take account of the length of the outfit, the vehicle’s reduced acceleration and longer stopping distances when braking. This requires greater anticipation, early signalling of intentions, and a very careful watch of overtaken traffic, particularly cyclists, before pulling in again to the nearside of the road.
On Any Site
- a) Pitches on private land with the express permission of the owner.
- b) Places the caravan where it will not interfere with the convenience or enjoyment of others.
- c) Avoids damage to turf by digging holes only when absolutely necessary and replacing turf where possible and by considerate use of the vehicle.
- d) Disposes of any rubbish only by means provided on the site. If no receptacles are provided, as on some small farm sites, rubbish is taken home for disposal, or to any other recognised disposal point that has space.
- e) For touring, other than on sites equipped with toilets, will carry his own sanitary equipment (usually chemical closet and related fluid) and dispose of the contents only at the point provided for that purpose. If burial is necessary, as perhaps on private property, this will not be done in the vicinity of any watercourse.
- f) Allows no wastewater from the caravan to foul the ground, but ensures that suitable receptacles are connected to the waste pipes to collect the waste, and the receptacle emptied as necessary. In the few instances where no disposal point is provided, minimum fouling is achieved by distributing the water over a considerable area, as along a hedge.
- g) Allows neither children nor animals to spoil the enjoyment of others, by keeping them under control.
- h) Drives slowly and quietly when on site.
- i) Respects the privacy and peace of others at all times by keeping mechanical, instrumental and vocal noise to a minimum.
- j) Ensures that any laundry outside the caravan is displayed as discretely as possible.
- k) Keeps the pitch neat and tidy with no loose equipment outside the caravan beyond what is necessary or appropriate and on departure leaves it as clean as, or cleaner than it was on arrival.
- l) Observes the Countryside Code relating to water cleanliness, fire dangers, litter, public paths, gates, control of dogs, damage to crops, hedges, walls, trees and plants, livestock and wildlife
Show Respect For Seashore Creatures
Seashore creatures are fascinating and have found special ways of living in their environment. They have to adapt to survive the rigours of wave-action, exposure and predation. Some have shells for protection, but many need to hide under rocks, seaweed or in the sand.
Exploring The Seashore Is Fun, But Please Remember:
- Leave animals where you find them.
- Take care when touching soft-bodied animals - they are very delicate.
- Carefully lift and replace any rocks you may have moved - there are animals underneath which need them for shelter.
- Leave attached seaweed in place - there is plenty lying loose on the strand line.
- Do not trample through rock pools.
Take Photos, Not Living Animals
- Shells come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Many still contain living animals, even if they do look 'dead'. If you want to collect shells, please make sure they are empty before taking them home.
If you want to buy a souvenir:
- Buy a photograph, book or poster of colourful marine creatures rather than shells, coral, starfish and urchins or other 'marine curios'. Remember 'curios' would almost certainly have been alive, when collected. If we don't buy them, the shops won't sell them.
Avoid Disturbing Wildlife
You can see many animals at their best when they are behaving naturally. This is true for animals such as seals, otters and seabirds, as well as rock pool animals. To avoid disturbing wildlife:
- It is best to watch from a distance, through binoculars if possible, especially if the animals are nesting, or pupping in the case of seals.
- Keep your dog clear of birds and other animals.
- Remember, it is now illegal to disturb or harass many species of birds and animals.
Take Your Rubbish Home With You
Beach rubbish is unsightly and can be dangerous to sea creatures. Much of the litter on our shores comes from tourists, shipping, fishing vessels and sewage outfalls. You can help to reduce this problem when visiting the coast:
- Take your rubbish home - burying it is no solution.
- Keep your dog from fouling the beach.
- Report canisters or drums that may be washed up on the beach, but do not touch them.
- Take part in BeachWatch - the annual beach clean and survey organised by the Marine Conservation Society, or Adopt-a-Beach - a regular survey of beach litter.
- Bag It and Bin It, Please Don't Flush It - bag and bin all plastic bathroom waste such as cotton bud sticks.
Watch Where You Go
Beaches and sand dunes are prone to erosion and easily damaged by people and vehicles. To help protect the coast:
- Keep to established paths and dune boardwalks.
- Park in designated car parks and keep access to footpaths clear.
- Do not use beaches or dunes for scrambling motorcycles or other 'off-road' vehicles.
- If you dig holes in the beach, please fill them up again.
- Leave pebbles and rocks on the beach rather than collect them for your garden.
All cliffs are unstable and potentially dangerous, yet they are an impressive sight and from the cliff top it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view of the coastline. Cliffs also provide a very specialised habitat for the plants and animals that live on them.
Take Care Near Cliffs:
- Remember that it is dangerous to climb up or go near the top or bottom of a cliff.
- Please don't throw or push anything over the edge of cliffs. As well as being dangerous, it can increase the rate of cliff erosion and kill or disturb wildlife.
- Play safe on the beach too: Check tide times to avoid being cut off. Keep away from soft sand and mud - it is easy to get stuck!
- The warden named by the organisation is to be responsible for the conduct of all individual members or non-members and for ensuring that those attending comply with all codes.
- The warden must ensure that all members and non-members are aware of The Countryside Code, The Caravan Code, and The Seashore Code.
- The organisation and all members and non-members who use the site will take reasonable steps to ensure that the siting of units (a caravan, motor home, tent, or trailer tent) does not unduly interfere with the activities of local people, their privacy, or their enjoyment of their property. They will also ensure that the siting of units does not interfere with the enjoyment by others of the landscape, natural beauty, or nature conservation value of the area, particularly in areas designated for their landscape or wildlife qualities.
- The organisation will undertake not to over-use any venue and will consider carefully before holding successive meetings and ensure against being a nuisance.
- The organisation will take reasonable steps to minimise disturbance to local people and will investigate and deal with the causes of any complaints made.
- Care should be taken not to damage the site or the surrounding locality. Trees, fences, buildings, equipment wildlife, and farm animals should all be respected.
- Domestic animals belonging to members of the organisation will be kept on a lead and under close control. They will not be allowed to run loose on the site or cause disturbance to local people farm animals or wildlife. They will be exercised away from units and those parts of the site used for communal activities. Any mess will be cleared up.
- The responsible person will identify open space suitable for the playing of games that might otherwise intrude upon or constitute a danger or annoyance to others on or around the site.
- Noise should be kept to a minimum for the comfort of others on the site as well as people who live or work nearby.
- The responsible person will take steps to ensure that travel from major roads to a proposed site is not likely to cause undue disruption or difficulties for other road users. Access to the site must be suitable for the number and likely size of units attending the meeting. The arrival and departure of units should be arranged to minimise disruption to other road users.
- The speed of vehicles on the site should be restricted to 5 mph.
Spacing and Density
- For health and safety purposes emergency vehicles must be able to gain access to any unit on the site. As such, units should be well spaced and sited so they do not restrict access to, or exit from, any other unit or the site in general.
- Where a site is being used by both caravans and tents they must be sited entirely separate from each other for health & safety reasons. However, this does not necessarily mean segregation. If the layout of the field does not allow for separate lines of tents, it is permissible to continue a line of caravans/motor homes with a line of tents, but they must be sited en-bloc and not interspersed. Trailer tents are classified as tents and must be sited accordingly. Children’s “pup-tents” may be erected alongside the parents’ unit and should be considered as part of the unit for spacing purposes.
- Open fires and barbecues are allowable but fire precautions must be implemented, "a bucket of water must be kept alongside the bbq/campfire permission must be obtained from the Warden. Where permission is given for open fires or barbecues, they will be sited on open ground, away from units, vehicles, awnings, and any other structures.
- A fire extinguisher approved to British Standards Institute and/or Fire Officers Certificate standards will be held on-site.
Chemical Toilets and Waste Water Disposal:
- Organisations will act responsibly when disposing of the contents of chemical toilets and wastewater and take full account of the need to safeguard water supplies and prevent the pollution of rivers and streams.
- On-site disposal of the contents of chemical toilets and wastewater will be in accordance with arrangements agreed with the organisation. Neither will be allowed to foul the ground. If there is any doubt about the disposal of waste, the organisation or, if appropriate, the warden will be requested for guidance.
- Organisations should ensure that refuse is either taken home or disposed of in accordance with on-site arrangements. The warden should will police disposal of waste, recycling should be used with all waste items, separating up items appropriately disposal of waste is for items relevant to consumption only, all recycled items mush be condensed before being recycled i.e. flatten cans, remove lids from plastic bottles, flatten them and return the lid, flatten all cardboard and rinse out food containers before recycling them. no throwaway tents/mattresses/windbreaks are allowable.
- The organisation will use every endeavour not to camp on any site for more than 42 consecutive days or 60 days in any 12 consecutive months. The organisation will also endeavour not to camp on any site being used for camping by other exempted organisations if, by doing so, the use of this site would be taken over these limits. This will help avoid the overuse of sites, particularly in popular areas.