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 on the beach which 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
The lifeguard station at Sea Palling
Westie dog playing on the beach
A busy beach in summer
View north towards Happisburgh
A romantic walk on Sea Palling beach
The beach reefs that calm the waves
A ramp separates the sea from the low lying village and there is a inshore lifeboat station at the top. There is also 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
The stunning view from the sand dunes adjacent to top of the ramp at Sea Palling
Just off the beach, down the ramp, is a number of village facilities including a pub called Reefs Bar, which has regular live music, football on a big screen and is open all day. You will also find Sandyhills Amusements and Cafe, serving all kinds of hot and cold drinks and snacks, plus a small amusement arcade.
Sandyhills Amusements and Cafe
Reefs Bar Sea Palling
Doughnuts, Burgers & Ice Creams, all for sale at Sea Palling
Beach Rock Surf and Clothing Store
Inside the Amusement Arcade
There is a real mixture of new and old style Norfolk cottages, most are residential, but some have been converted to bed and breakfast accommodation. There is a couple of holiday caravan parks and the village also contains a shop/post office.
Cottages in Sea Palling
Residential Property in Sea Palling
Golden Beach Caravan Site
Sea Palling Village Stores and Post Office
Sea Palling Village Sign
Nearby Waxham Barn is one the oldest farm buildings still standing in Norfolk. The huge barn dates back to the 16th century and was restored by Norfolk County Council during the 1990's. The barn is open to the public and is used as a venue for various events during the summer months. There is also a small exhibition of Elizabethan agriculture, plus a cafe, serving drinks, cakes and light lunches.
Inside Waxham Barn
Waxham Barn Cafe
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
Visit nearby Waxham Barn and discover a restored Elizabethan Agriculture Building
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.