Welcome to Sea Palling & Waxham Community Website

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We are two small villages on the North Norfolk Coast that contain everything needed for a really good holiday or shorter break whether you have family with you or not!

Sea Palling, on account of the nine off-shore reefs built as part of the flood prevention scheme, has a wonderful sandy beach, which has been awarded and retained the coveted Blue Flag award for several years. During the summer, there are Royal National Lifeboat Institute lifeguards on duty every day and additionally our Inshore Lifeboat Crew all carry pagers so the boat is on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year.    As well as good swimming, there is also provision for launching personal water crafts.

There is a pub, the Reefs Bar, situated at the foot of the ramp leading to the beach, cafes, amusement arcade, a Post Office and general store, farm shop and a stall which sells fish caught locally. The market town of Stalham is four miles away. There is a regular direct bus service during the week to Wroxham and onto Norwich for shopping and sight seeing. We are equidistant from the seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth and Cromer. Sea Palling has its own cycle hire.

If you are interested in nature then the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve at Hickling is only five miles away and both the NWT and RSPB have reserves easily reached by car or bicycle. A walk along the beach towards Waxham and Horsey (National Trust) may well be rewarded with sightings of seals. For historians there is the famous Waxham Barn which has been rebuilt following severe damage in the Great Storm of October 1987. Originally built by the Wodehouse family in the late 16th. Century, it is one of the largest in the country. Norwich, some twenty miles away, is famed for having the greatest number of medieval churches in northern Europe, together with the only remaining complete medieval friary in the country.

We feel that whatever your interests, you will be able to indulge them during a visit here.

Further details may be found on our other pages and we should be most grateful if you would spare the time to look at our advertisers’ inserts listed on the side bar on this page.   If you are looking for somewhere to stay then please see our Accommodation Page.  Without the generous support of all our advertisers we should be unable to continue running this independent site.

Do enjoy your visit.


Website News

We are really delighted that, in addition to our photographs of Palling on the slide show on the Gallery Page, we have now aerial views of the Village.     These were taken by Broadland AeroVision's mini helicopter "piloted" by Darren of Broadland Computers who has also installed a short video of the beach.   These are to be found on the Aerial Views Page and we hope you agree that they are very interesting.  Thanks as ever to Darren for his work.


Palling Beach

We are delighted that, despite tough higher standards, we again retained our Blue Flag in 2014, one of only four awarded in the whole of Norfolk.    

 A recent survey by the Marine Conservation Society reports that we have excellent water quality and continue to have 'recommended status' (their highest grading) in 2014.   Further information on www.goodbeachguide.co.uk 

 Additionally, according to the Environment Agency's website (www.environment-agency.gov.uk/bathingwaters) Palling has been awarded the highest possible water cleanliness rating in 2014 (sampled regularly throughout the season)  and has maintained constantly high water quality since 2002.      

Finally the European Union annually monitors over 22,000 beaches and lakes in all 28 member countries.    In its most recently published report (2013), the European Environment Agency listed Palling's beach as continuing to be in the top grade, fully complying with the law and guidelines.  Full details on http://ec.europa.eu


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School Uniform Grants - Please see News Page

Village Store - New Opening Hours & Easter Opening - Please see News Page

Easter Refuse Collection - Please see News Page

Dogs on Beach - Please see News Page

Picture taken by Helen Allen

Picture taken by Helen Allen

Picture taken by Tony Simms

Picture taken by Tony Simms


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