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Explore The Coastline

At The Cliff Hotel, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth

For a traditional seaside experience head to the Norfolk coast. At 90 miles long, the Norfolk Coast path covers some stunning areas along Norfolk’s coastline. Stretching all the way from Hunstanton in the west to Hopton-on-Sea in the south east, you’re spoilt for choice for things to see along the trail.

Whatever kind of beach you like, you'll find it here... and all of them are unspoilt, clean, safe and family-friendly. And most of them welcome dogs too. Norfolk’s seaside towns provide lots of family-friendly entertainment, including Europe’s last end-of-pier theatre at Cromer.

Experience seaside towns and villages, tidal marshes teeming with wildlife, wide sandy beaches, pine woodlands and huge skies. It is now possible to walk the entire coastline of Norfolk – taking in beaches, cliffs, shingle spits, tidal creeks and saltmarshes. 

Sandringham Estate is the much-loved country retreat of her majesty The Queen and has been the private home of four generations of British Monarchs since 1862. Situated on the North Norfolk Coast, the house stands in a 20,000-acre estate in the Norfolk coast area of outstanding beauty. Today, people can visit the estate’s 600 acres of gardens or learn more about royal life and the history of Sandringham at the estate museum. 
There are a number of other historian estates and homes to visit on the coast of Norfolk. Holkham Hall and Estate, Stately Homes and Blickling Estate.

Suffolk Southwold, located just 30 minutes from us, is a wonderful destination at any time of the year. The charming seaside town of Southwold offers an array of activities. All the attractions of the working lighthouse, beach huts, award-winning pier, busy harbour, cliff top cannon and of course the beach, combine to make Southwold a quintessentially English resort town.

There are miles of unspoilt sand to play and walk on such wells-next-the-sea, voted the best beach in Britain. There is wealth of attractions and so much to do and explore for all ages.

The best thing about beaches in Norfolk is that they're great to enjoy throughout the seasons, and also are perfect for spotting wildlife. Norfolk Suffolk coast offers many RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) that include Avocet, Marsh Harrier, Redshank, Lapwing and Pink-Footed Goose and many more. 

Award-winning Gorleston Beach is right on our doorstep. With adjoining shops, cafes, amusement, and amenity area, everything you need is close by. Gorleston Beach was crowned the UK’s best beach by Tripadvisor in their Traveller’s Choice Awards 2023. The town centre is just five minutes away and cliff top walks overlooking the Lower Esplanade and sea are easily accessible.

The Cliff Hotel offers you the best of both worlds, located overlooking the award-winning Gorleston beach and the perfect base for exploring the majestic coastline. After a busy day exploring the idyllic Norfolk coastline, there is no better place to return to than the charming and picturesque Cliff Hotel. Relax in our fully refurbished bedrooms and enjoy a delicious meal in The Cliff Bar. The Cliff Hotel is the perfect base for your break away in Norfolk.