A small, quiet, East Coast seaside resort, with a fabulous blue flag beach and popular jet-ski resort.
An Introduction to Sea Palling
Sea Palling is a small, quiet family seaside resort on the East Norfolk Coast. This wonderful, blue flag, sandy beach is deserted for most of the year and is a great place for a walk. A number of reefs have been built as part of the coast defences and it calms the waves making Sea Palling an ideal place to swim or for children to play. There are plenty of facilities for such a small resort, including a pub, cafe, shop and small amusement arcade.
We start our tour of Sea Palling at the ramp up and over the sea defences to the beach, which has the village lifeboat station at the top. There is a flood gate at the top of the ramp, which is closed when there is a threat of a storm surge, this offers some protection from flooding, one of the measures that was taken after the devastating floods in 1953, which affected so much of this area of the Norfolk Coast.
Ramp to the sea at Sea Palling
Sea Palling Inshore Lifeboat Station
The beach at Sea Palling is simply stunning - one of the best on the Norfolk Coast. For most of the year you can walk for miles and hardly see anybody else! Offshore man-made reefs calm the water
and this makes the beach a wonderful safe place to relax or walk the dog (pets welcome on limited parts of the beach all year round). Along the coast, sand dunes separate the low lying land from the sea.
The dunes give great views of the coast and surrounding countryside.
Quiet beach at Sea Palling
Crab net on Sea Palling beach
Westie dog playing on the beach
Path through the sand dunes to the beach
View north towards Happisburgh
A romantic walk on Sea Palling beach
Flying a kite on the beach
Reefs placed to calm the waves
Just off the beach is a pub called Reefs Bar. The pub has regular live music events, football on a big screen and is open all day. Another pub can be found in the village itself.
Reefs Bar Sea Palling
Reefs Bar sign
There is a snack bar and small amusement arcade right next to the beach. Further along is a fairly large village shop, opposite the village sign.
Sandyhills Amusements and Cafe
Donughts, Burgers & Ice Creams, all for sale at Sea Palling
Sea Palling Village Sign
There is a real mixture of new and old style Norfolk cottages, some have been converted to bed and breakfast accommodation. The village also contains a shop/post office and a pub called the Old Hall Inn.
Sea Palling Cottages
Beach House Bed and Breakfast Sea Palling
Sea Palling Village Stores and Post Office
The Old Hall Inn Sea Palling
Sea Palling is a popular place to enjoy jet-skiing, with tractors pulling jet-ski's down to the water most weekends.
Jet Ski from the beach at Sea Palling, Norfolk
Sea Palling summary of what to SEE and DO
Go for a walk on the beach or when the sun shines, a enjoy playing and relaxing on the beach
Walk along the top of the sand dunes for great views
Enjoy a few moments in the amusement arcade
We love Sea Palling; its a compact resort with a fabulous safe beach. You only have to walk a few yards and you virtually get the beach to yourself - even on a busy weekend in August! It is also a great place for a bracing walk in winter.