Hemsby Beach

Visit Hemsby Beach

Hemsby Beach is a two mile sandy stretch of stunning natural Norfolk coastline. Its a great place for a beach holiday, and draws tourists to the area every summer. Just walking distance to the beach, there are facilities for the whole family, including arcades, cafes and restaurants, shops selling local memorabilia and holiday souvenirs.

There is a wooden walkway leading halfway to the beach through the sand and lifeguards on duty during the summer months. Even with the busy seafront area, Hemsby beach has plenty of space to get away from the crowds, take a long walk and enjoy the views.

Did you Know? You can find anti-tank blocks that are still laying around parts of Hemsby beach from WWII.

For food lovers the Hemsby Longshore Herring Festival is held each year in late August celebrating the fishing traditions and heritage of the area. Sample delicious local Hemsby herring on the beach, cooked the traditional way covered in rolled oats and beef dripping.

This beach is dog friendly with restrictions in the summer months.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Hemsby Beach

Beach Location

The Glebe, Hemsby Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 4JA


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Hemsby Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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