This is the most popular choice for guests staying  at West Heath Barn – a vast sandy beach backed by dunes and almost untouched by the commercial world. There’s a small kiosk selling  the beach essentials (that’s buckets, spades and ice-cream of course) next to the Royal West Norfolk Golf Course clubhouse. Dogs are welcome all year round on the west side of the beach and you’ll often find seals basking on the sand bars in the inlet about 15 minutes walk from the beach entrance. There’s a large car park but be aware the road out can be covered at high tide so check the signs to ensure your feet remain dry.

17 miles (30 minute drive) from West Heath Barn PE31 8AX