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Holkham National Nature Reserve

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Rainy Day Fun

We visited Holkham today and we had a great time (in the rain) walking on the sand and even had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Familypictravels
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Just wonderful

We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep, clean, not crowded totally natural. Having travelled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bigphatwhale
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Windswept tidelines, a maze of creeks and saltings, miles of dunes and sandspits, shady pinewoods, green pastures and grazing marshes, the mix of habitats and the blend of wildlife confirm Holkham National Nature Reserve as a unique place.
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Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB, England
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+44 1328 710227
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Holkham today and we had a great time (in the rain) walking on the sand and even had a splash in the sea! There was a member of staff who was very enthusiastic about the local sea life and he gave my three...More

Thank Familypictravels
Emma B, Public Relations Manager at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Holkham beach can be enjoyed in (almost!) all weathers - great to hear that you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep, clean, not crowded totally natural. Having travelled the globe I still maintain this is one of the best beaches on the planet.

Thank Bigphatwhale
Emma B, Public Relations Manager at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great praise, thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This August we had the most fabulous walk out to the sea through well kept & managed trees & beach. Dogs are allowed and its a place for everyone to enjoy.

Thank joolsps
Emma B, Public Relations Manager at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great comments, thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with 3 kids and had a good afternoon at the beach. The main problem is that there are no facilities (they are being built) and therefore it’s far from ideal with kids. As it’s a nature reserve you have to be prepared for...More

Thank Pompey1980
Emma B, Public Relations Manager at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the beach once you got there! Holkham Beach is part of the Holkham National Nature Reserve and appeals to those wanting a more natural setting and yes, when the tide is out it can be a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried a number of beaches along the coast. Holkham is up there with the best of them. We went during the week and out of school holidays so only mildly busy. Managed to park close to the pathway to the beach. Note - the meter...More

Thank Ianh26
Joanne L, Marketing Assistant at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Nature Reserve and beach. Even in the height of summer, we feel the beach is big enough to not feel crowded which adds to the beauty of it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the horses to ride on the beach. Parking was good plenty of space to unload safely. The parking meter was some what complex to work out.. The route down to the beach is beautiful and the horse route is clearly marked. Once on...More

Thank Travellifefully
Joanne L, Marketing Assistant at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to read of your enjoyment. Holkham National Nature Reserve and beach was, in fact, awarded Beach of the Year 2018 by BBC Countryfile and we are delighted to share it with you all. We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of England's best beaches. Miles of sandy clean beaches. Wonderful for children. Only downside are the lack of toilets.More

Thank sharonhassan
Joanne L, Marketing Assistant at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We were, in fact, voted Britain's best beach this year by BBC's Countryfile! Apologies for the lack of toilets- the closest ones are in Holkham village and you'll be pleased to hear, we are currently building new visitor facilities at the beach end of Lady...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Norwich & so I am very lucky to have the gorgeous Norfolk coast on my doorstep... Holkham beach is one of my all time favourites - it is simply stunning! You can walk for miles along the beach & it is backed...More

Thank lindi
Joanne L, Marketing Assistant at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Lindi. We agree, we are very fortunate to have this wonderful stretch of coastline on our doorsteps. The visitor centre is due for completion late summer, work is coming along well, so it will not be long until the much-needed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only discovered this area a few years ago and immediately fell in love with it and have started having holidays close by in Burnham Overy Staithe. Miles of wonderful scenery and fantastic beaches and places to sit in our portable chairs and sip on...More

Thank Ouzo-and-ice
Joanne L, Marketing Assistant at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so pleased you stumbled across this wonderful part of north Norfolk. There are so many fascinating towns, villages, harbours, quays and beaches to explore, that we're sure you'll find something new each time you visit. Have you been to Holkham Hall? We're situated...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Just walked on the beach and through the pine trees, but on a hot summer's day it was beautiful. Well worth a visit and I think we will return to spend more time there, although car parking is expensive!

Thank Richard S
Joanne L, Marketing Assistant at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your review Richard, pleased to hear you enjoyed your walk.

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Carol P
16 July 2018|
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Response from Joanne L | Property representative |
Hi Carol, you'll be pleased to hear, there are facilities currently being built on Lady Anne's Drive which are due for completion late this summer. This has been an ongoing issue which we have responded to, it has taken a... More
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Imogen_987
25 May 2018|
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Response from Laurane H | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. Just to let you know that there are toilets in Holkham village opposite Adnams store. Turn left as you exit the beach and then first right.
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Karen J
21 July 2017|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
You can park all day, think it is around £7 for the day but it is a good trek from the actual beach but worth it as it is beautiful
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