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Dog friendliness:  10/10 Very good. Lots of beach when the tide is out. Quiet most of the time.

Restrictions: 1st May – 1st October there are supposedly restrictions for dogs on the beach but in reality these are not enforced and locals and visitors use the beach all year round.

Access:  Concrete slope down from the car park.  Left takes you to Happisburgh beach and right to Eccles beach.

Facilities:  Pay and display car park, toilets and the very lovely Smallsticks Cafe just a short walk inland.  One of our favourites with some lovely little (heated) beach huts with tables in for you to enjoy with your dogs. Also plenty of tables in the grassed enclosed yard outside.  The RNLI shop is also here – a very cause to support.

Nearest toCornerways and Nautilus a short walk.  The nearest beach to Wag-Tail Cottage.  A longer walk from Edelweiss, Corner Cottage and Manor Barn, also from White Cottage, The Crib and Heather Cottage

What the locals know:  The lifeboat practices are well worth watching.  A tractor tows the lifeboat from the boat sheds on the car park and launches it into the sea then reverses into the waves to recover it after training. Usually Tuesday evening and Sunday morning  If the tide is in then you can walk along the cliff top to the Lighthouse at Happisburgh and back along the track that runs parallel to the beach.