10 mins walk down hill to the glorious unspoilt gently shelving blue flag beach, and even closer still are cliff steps down to an even quieter spot of beach.
Mundesley is considered one of Norfolk’s finest beaches, and in fact was voted best beach in Norfolk in 2022. The sand is soft and flat and far reaching.
The long and sandy beaches are framed by beautiful, rugged cliffs.
The main beach, central to the village, is reserved for those without dogs between June and September. Though dogs may walk along the promenade to access the far stretching beach either side.
The central part of the beach is life guard manned during the summer season it is long and sandy with safe swimming determined by the life guard flags.
The beach is a beautiful one to walk – particularly at low tide- when you could even walk into Cromer for a drink or a meal and maybe get the bus or a taxi back… or a little shorter walk- to Overstrand and the dog friendly cafe (practically everywhere in this part of Norfolk is dog friendly) Time it right though if you are walking back along the beach as you want the tide to be low.
Walking in the other direction, there’s a couple of lovely cafes in Bacton, Watsons and a just a little further, the vegan cafe Cafe Carmel.
Mundesley beach is backed in the summer by a promenade lined with colourful beach huts, (they go away for the winter) a beach cafe serving teas coffees cold drinks and gourmet fish and chips. And a beach shop, also selling coffees ice creams, buckets and spades, inflatables flip flops and all you may desire for your beach holiday.
Despite being a top holiday destination, Mundesley Beach remains relatively quiet even at the peak of season, and walk a little way either side of the village and you will likely have the beach to yourself.
A walk around the village of Mundesley
Seabreeze Chalet is located in Mundesley, 5 min walk from beautiful Mundesley Golf Course with club house. Serving lunches teas coffees and alcoholic beverages. Visitors Green fees welcome.
Just before the golf course is a flood lit driving range open between approx 7am to 8pm. All welcome – clubs provided – very cheap. Great for the kids and adults alike.
6 min walk into the incredibly well served village, where in the centre, we have the Tourist hut, where you can find out pretty much anything you may need to know about the local area and beyond.
Behind that, Mundesley Butchers … very good quality local butcher: and a great Delicatessen which adjoins.
Outside the butchers is the Lobster Pot. A very good wet fish and sea food stall.
Bluebelles gift shop. Which sells cards and gifts and clothes and more.
Norfolk Needlecaft selling all yarn and craft supplies, you need it- Val will most likely have it.
Then there’s the permanent Life Boat Charity Shop. Our life boat is not funded by the RNLI – and so we rely very much on this very well served and maintained shop.
The chip shop and burger bar are closed due to a fire – but I will update when there is new news.
Then there’s The Porthole, a fabulous little cafe and cocktail bar over two floors/ Selling fresh coffee, teas cakes and pastries, both sweet and savoury, craft beers wine, and cocktails! Open until 10 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, where cocktails are two for £12 during happy hour and they serve stone baked pizza. Thumbs up from me!
Next door is the fabulous boutique Jupe, selling high end clothes, from the likes of White Stuff’, ‘Sea Salt’ and ‘Fat Face’ amongst others.
Then there’s highly recommended Rock Paper Scissors, Hair dresser, barber and beauty clinic.
Country Pickings is the best Greengrocer around, selling so very much more. Pop in and have a look around. If Kelly doesnt have what you are looking for he will do his best to get it. He will also deliver. Just give him a call.
Next door is Well Chemist and then the Post Office.
Continue on and you will reach the bus stop which strangely, due to the one way system, serves buses going both ways. This is where you will get the Coast Hopper.
And Gold Park with football goals, benches, play park, with frames, swings and a zip wire, an outdoor multi gym, multi use flood lit sports courts, skate park and a quiet contemplative garden.
If instead of walking through the park you continue straight on you will find Woods Bicycles where as well as browsing the bikes for sale or getting some repairs done on your own, you can hire a bike from as little as £10.
Just a moment to the left …up the hill is our favourite social club, The Haig, which serves affordable drinks, has a garden and bar with sea view, bingo, live music, quizzes, snooker, darts… and there are very reasonable holiday membership rates, you will likely get your money back on your first round!
Next door is The New Sage, Chinese take away. We have always found to be of good quality.
Then a little up from there is The Library, Coronation Hall and Church Rooms, where there are various events over the year and All Saints Church
If you continue up the hill you will reach Tesco Local which we love and has pretty much anything else you may need all served by very friendly staff. Don’t forget your Tesco card for the best deals.
If at Woods cycles, you had continued down the road, past The Village Chippy, for good fish and chips, burgers and breakfast baps… you would have been on the seafront, and the other side of Gold Park. Here there is a crazy golf course small and quite quaint Amusement Arcade, with penny slots and the like and Ice Cream Parlour, serving quality Norfolk Ice-cream and special doggie ice cream.
For the best all day breakfast, coffee, jacket potato, smoothy… with a warm welcome The Beach Hut Cafe.
And next door, for all things Beach and surf related. The surf shack.
Across the road is the coast watch and the tiny Mundesley Maritime Museum that you are free to look around.
Public loos and a little way along, Beach gift shop with mundesley rock, coffee and ice creams. The View Restaurant and The Ship Inn, Traditional pub and restaurant, with quality fish and chips at The Catch.
And a little walk further over the stream and around the corner, on Paston rd is the Royal Hotel: with bar and restaurant. Serving coffee and cake also all day. Known particularly for their Carvery Sunday lunches.
(Arcade, crazy golf, ice cream parlour and surf shack)
Butcher & Deli
Crayford and Abbs (petrol st)
Glides Surf School and Hire
Mundesley Golf Club
Life Boat Charity shop
Lucy’s on the Beach
Mundesley Maritime Museum & Coast watch
New Sage Chinese
Norfolk Crafts and Gift Shop
Post Office & Stores
Rock Paper Scissors
The Ship & Catch
A few Amenities outside of the village
Cromer has a great little cinema, pier, some great shops and these supermarkets; Morrisons, Lidls, large Co op (near McDonalds) and Icelands.
North Walsham, as well as being a market town with some interesting shops and the town where Nelson went to school, has Waitrose and Sainsbury’s supermarkets. Has a bowling alley, and leisure centre gym/swimming pool. And large skatepark.
Closer to home Woodlands in Trimmingham also has an indoor pool and gym (as well as bar, cafe restaurant).