The Prairie Cottage Sheringham » Sheringham » The Beach

Blue Flag BeachThe beach is one of four in North Norfolk to retain the coveted Blue Flag award in 2016 for facilities & cleanliness. The other beaches are Cromer, Sea Palling and Mundesley.

Click on picture for today’s tide times & weather

Access to the beach couldn’t be easier. Turn right out of the property and head down Beach Road. Within a couple of minutes you’ll be on the promenade which extends right through Sheringham.

The promenade offers easy access for buggies and wheelchairs, from a delightful row of beach huts to the current RNLI lifeboat station. Beach facilities include toilets, public showers, cafes and a lifeguard service (on duty from the Spring bank holiday until the end of September).

The beach can be a little rocky near the promenade when the tide is in, but once the tide is out there is a nice big stretch of sandy beach for sandcastles and sun worshippers.

Please note that dogs are not permitted on marked sections of the beach between May and September.

Things to look out for…

The Wreck of The Ispolen

In 1897 The Ispolen, carrying ice from Norway to Gravesden, ran into trouble after encountering rough weather conditions. The RNLI Lifeboat, The Henry Ramey Upcher, was launched and the 8 crew members of the Ispolen were safely landed.

To this day, during low tide & after rough weather has washed away some of the sand, you can sometimes see the keel and some timbers from the wreck on the beach.

henry_ramey_upcher_01A sign on the promenade marks the spot, close to the Henry Ramey Upcher Museum.

The Henry Ramey Upcher

The Henry Ramey Upcher was commissioned by Caroline Upcher in memory of her husband to replace the previous lifeboat that was no longer seaworthy.

The lifeboat was in service until 1935 when she was replaced by an RNLI lifeboat. You can see the boat restored to her original glory in her original boathouse.

For more information, visit their website http://www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Gallery – The Beach

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