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Cley Beach Beach

Norwich, Norfolk

A remote shingle beach, backed by marshes which stretch for miles in either direction. A good destination for some peace and quiet.

Beach Type



Cafes and shops in Cley


Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

Walk to the north to the celebrated Balkeney point and beach is said to be very rewarding. This are has many wetlands with lots of birdlife to be spotted.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

SHERINGHAM TIC Station Approach. Sheringham Norfolk. NR26 8RA Tel: 01263 824329


Nearest town: Norwich
County: Norfolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9646, 1.05286
Postcode: NR25 7RZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Situated on the north coast of Norfolk. take the A140 north from Norwich to Cromer and turn west along the coast on the A149 to Cley. From the west. approach on the A148 through Holt. turn off to Sheringham then follow the A149 to Cley

Public Transport

The Norfolk Coasthopper runs from Kings-Lynn to Sheringham. stopping at Cley. For timetable see:

Nearest Railway Stations

Sheringham (Approx. 7 miles away)
West Runton (Approx. 8 miles away)
Cromer (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is available in Cley and next-the-beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Cley Beach, Holt (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, Holt (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Church Lane, Holt (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Carnser - Blakeney Quay, Blakeney (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Salthouse Beach, Holt (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Morston Quay, Morston (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
The Street, Holt (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Beach Road, Weybourne (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Albert Street, Holt (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Kerridge Way, Norwich (Unknown stay).
About 4.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Norwich