4:19 PM May 24, 2022

From glamping in bell tents to a last minute pitch for backpackers, there are plenty of places to camp by the sea in Norfolk.

Here are nine of the best campsites to visit on the county’s beautiful coast.

1. Long Beach

Long Beach Campground is near Hemsby Beach
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Or: Long Beach Estate, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 4JD

Price: A one-night pitch for a two-person tent costs £14.50

Long Beach is located in Hemsby and has direct beach access.

The seaside village has several places to eat such as The Hollywood Diner, as well as arcades, mini-golf, go-karts and an amusement park.

2. Waxham Sands

Or: Warren Farm, Waxham, NR29 4EJ

Price: A grass pitch without electricity costs £25 for two nights.

This campsite is located on the edge of the dunes and a stone’s throw from where you can watch the seals.

There is mini golf on site, a private wood and a playground.

Waxham Sands has a two night minimum stay policy.

3. Wild Luxury

Wild luxury in Thornham.  Photo: Ian Burt

Wild luxury in Thornham. Photo: Ian Burt
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Or: Drove Orchards, Hunstanton, PE36 6LS

Price: From £995 for seven nights for two to six people

If you fancy some glamping, this site has three camps and secluded luxury lodges that can accommodate up to 10 people.

Located next to Thornham, Wild Luxury has beach access via Old Harbor and Holme Dunes.

4. Diglea

Or: 32 Beach Road, Snettisham, King’s Lynn, PE31 7RA

Price: From £17 per night for a standard pitch

This campsite offers a selection of pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents as well as beach huts, cottages and glamping.

Diglea is in Snettisham, just down the road from the beach and next to the RSPB nature reserve.

5. Wiveton Hall

Wiveton Hall and Cafe.Photo: ANTONY KELLY

Wiveton Hall and Cafe.Photo: ANTONY KELLY
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Or: Coast Road, Holt, NR25 7TE

Price: Weekends April to October from £315 for two nights

Located between Cley Beach and Blakeney Nature Reserve, this estate has six bell tents.

Visitors can pick vegetables and berries in the farm garden, get lost in the corn maze, and eat at the award-winning cafe.

6. Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages and Campsite

Or: 72 S Beach Road, Heacham, King’s Lynn, PE31 7BB

Price: From £18 per night for a hiker’s tent pitch

This site in Heacham offers camping pitches for tents, campervans, caravans and motorhomes as well as a few pre-pitched bell tents and shepherd’s huts.

It is a three-minute walk from Heacham Beach and 11 km from Sandringham Estate.

7. Deep Valley Campground

Deepdale Farm Camping and Caravan Site

Lots of options for staying in Deepdale
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Or: 1 Attic Deepdale, Burnham Deepdale, PE31 8DD

Price: Pitch for little walkers at £10.50 a night

Deepdale Camping at Deepdale Farm is set back from the beach between Brancaster and Burnham Market.

The site is quiet with a curfew and large groups are prohibited.

Deepdale would be perfect for someone looking to take advantage of nearby nature reserves.

8. Sand Gulls

Or: 164B Cromer Rd, Mundesley, Norwich, NR11 8DF

Price: From £24 a night

Located directly on top of a cliff overlooking the sea, this site is adults only and has been rated four stars by VisitEngland.

Sandy Gulls has basic facilities and is just over a mile from Mundesley.

9. West Runton Camping and RVing Club

West Runton Beach, the location where West Runton's elephant bone was found in 1990

West Runton beach, with plenty of room to spread out!
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Or: Holgate Ln, West Runton, Cromer, NR27 9NW

Price: From £9.95 per person per night in low season

West Runton Camping has basic facilities, it is surrounded by trees and minutes from a wide sandy beach with rock pools.

The village is near Cromer, one of Norfolk’s most popular seaside towns.