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A family day at the beach

Updated: Jun 19, 2022

Whilst there is access from the site to the Beach at Corton it is narrow at high tide and is composed mainly of shingle with patches of sand here and there, however, fear not there are many much better options nearby, Lowestoft, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, California/Scratby, Hemsby and Sea Palling are but a few from which to choose for that traditional family day at the beach.

Lowestoft Beach.

Located approx 3 mile from Corton on Suffolk’s Sunshine Coast and home to Ness Point (the UK’s most easterly point) this Blue Flag Beach has wide expanses of sand with numerous water sport activities all watched over by lifeguards (seasonal). There is seafront parking available, a promenade, a pier with amusement arcade plus nearby and in town you will find numerous shops and restaurants.

Gorleston Beach.

Around 4 miles distance from Corton you will find a Gem of a Norfolk beach with a vast expanse of clean, golden sands that is a huge draw for families and water sport enthusiasts alike and all watched over by RNLI lifeguards. There is a wonderful, wide promenade that runs alongside the beach for nearly one mile with a small parade of shops and amusements at one end and nearby sailing boat pond.

Great Yarmouth Beach:

Many will be familiar with the hustle and bustle of Great Yarmouth’s Marine Parade with its wide pavements, numerous amusements and attractions but equally popular is the wide golden, sandy beach that runs just beside the same “Golden Mile” and beyond to the quieter more secluded North Denes famed for its Foredunes which are home to the largest breeding colony of little terns in the UK. Whether you take time out to visit the the Venetian Waterways with Ornamental Gardens and Boating Lake or you pop a hanky on your head and settle down in a hired deckchair with your “99” in hand or even take a boat trip out to Scroby Sands to see the seals all of this is just a short car trip (or bus ride) of around 8 miles from Corton.

Caister Beach:

11 miles from Corton is Caister-on-Sea, an historic seaside village with the ruins of a Roman Fort, Castle (home of one of the largest collection of rare veteran, vintage and classic sports cars) and lifeboat station from where Caister men have set out to save lives at sea since 1791. They say Caister men never turn back! The beach itself offers long stretches of soft sand and is popular with walkers taking the 3 mile stroll to or from Great Yarmouth to the South and those who head around 2 miles North to the sand and shingle beach of California (no not USA) and perhaps pause for a swift half of cider in the California Tavern before heading back.

Just a few beaches selected from the many miles stretching around both Norfolk and Suffolk - happy hunting.

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