Walcott / Bacton
Visit Website NR12 0AP
Dog friendliness: Great! Especially out of season. Can be busy at Walcott but not so much at Bacton. There has recently been a multi million pound sandscaping project which has built the sand up on the beach and changed it to a really wonderful, high level of sand with low breakwaters.
Restrictions: 1st May – 1st October there are restrictions for dogs on the beach between certain groins but much of the beach is dog friendly year round.
Access: Steps from the pavement and a wooden boat launch ramp.
Facilities: On road parking and privately owned car parks, toilets. Really good village shop and post office, Kingfisher Cafe (very popular and dog friendly), fish and chips next door – both right on the sea front. A lovely little old fashioned ice cream van is often parked up in the summer and there’s a good selection of ices too at the Kingfisher Cafe. The Poachers Pocket pub towards Bacton is very dog friendly with good food and a little further along the coast at Bacton there is the dog friendly Watsons cafe. In the other direction is the great Lighthouse Pub (on the coast road out of the village) The lovely owners offer all ERC guests 10% off their first meal here.
Nearest to: A short drive from all the Happisburgh and East Ruston properties but you can walk here from the Happisburgh properties along the cliff top or beach. Seaview Cottage overlooks the beach!
What the locals know: It’s not the most glamorous of villages but it has a great heart; the village folk rallied round amazingly well when it was badly hit by storms and a tidal surge several years. With two pubs, three lovely cafes, two shops, 2 chippies and a Chinese take away, there’s a lot of places to eat and drink.