The coast is just 2 miles away with the stunning, award winning Mundesley beach only a 5 minute drive from Ha'penny Cottage .
There is a tern nesting colony in the summer and seals breeding on the beach in the winter but these are signposted when applicable. There is an easy, slight sandy slope to beach and level access to dunes area.
During the winter the beach is famous for its amazing seal breeding colony and there are roped off areas and wardens during these times. Whilst this does limit dog walking to the track and dunes, it is an amazing sight, well worth seeing. Nearby Horsey Windpump has a cafe and shop open in the summer.
The Horsey seal breeding colony sometimes spreads down to Waxham so there are occasional roped off areas in the winter. The Dunes Cafe is here in the Waxham Great Barn yard.
SEA PALLING BEACH
From 1 May to 1 October half of the beach is restricted for dogs but only to the left of the access ramp. To the right is available all year round and is the better part of the beach. There is a concrete slope to beach over the dunes at the end of Beach Road.
CART GAP BEACH
The lovely Smallsticks Cafe is just a short walk from here, It has lovely little (heated) beach huts with tables in for you to enjoy with your dogs. Also plenty of tables in the grassed enclosed yard outside.
This gorgeous beach also has the iconic Happisburgh Lighthouse very nearby.
The very popular Kingfisher Cafe (dog friendly) is here along with excellent fish and chips next door - both right on the sea front.