We do love being beside the seaside…
We are fortunate that The Prairie is situated only a couple of minutes walk away from the beach. Walk out of the front door, turn right and you can see the water as you head down Beach Road.
Sheringham beach has retained its Blue Flag in 2014 for it’s cleanliness and the facilities available.
There is a promenade (which doubles as the town’s coastal defences). This extends all the way from the beach huts near Beach Road to the new RNLI Lifeboat Station heading towards Weybourne.
The promenade, bordered by picture perfect coastal properties and decorated with plaques and murals commemorating Sheringham’s heritage, offers easy access for buggies and wheelchairs. It is perfect for brisk walks during the winter months to blow the cobwebs away or for romantic evening walks in the sunset.
The head of the beach can be a little rocky in places but when the tide is out there is plenty of golden sand to play on; ideal for building sandcastles or burying dad. The rocks provide ample opportunity for crab hunting when the tide is going out. The shoreline is never too far away, so the kids can fill up their buckets or paddle whilst remaining in view.
During the summer months the beach somehow manages to remain tranquil. For me, the blue skies and fresh sea air provide the perfect antidote to city life. I can quite happily sit on the beach for hours, book in hand, just listening to the sounds of the sea.
Of course, no visit to the beach is complete without ice-cream. There are two excellent ice-cream parlours within 5 minutes walk of the beach, Pungleperry’s and Ronaldos, both of which we have extensively tested for your benefit and can heartily recommend. If you are out for the day there is also an excellent fish & chip shop, Straits, at that end of the high street.
During high tide, especially during a storm, the waves crashing against the coastal defences can be quite spectacular, though you are never far away from the welcoming sight of a roaring fire in one of the local pubs!