The village of Winterton-on-Sea lies on an unspoiled stretch of the North Sea coast, in the county of Norfolk. The village’s vast, sandy beach stretches north and south for miles, and is the perfect spot for a day of sunbathing, building sandcastles, and swimming.  Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Winterton-on-Sea, the Winterton Dunes lie between the village centre and the beach. Stroll through this maze of sand dunes, enjoy the views out to sea, and look out for rare wildlife, including the elusive natterjack toad. Walk south to Scratby and Newport, or north, to Horsey Gap and Sea Palling, and look out for the seals which can often be seen resting on the shore, or bobbing in the sea. On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Winterton-on-Sea, you will find a variety of independent businesses, including a small grocery, an art gallery, and a crafts shop. The Fisherman’s Return is a charming pub, serving Norfolk ale and good food. The bustling resort of Great Yarmouth is a short drive southward, and the graceful city of Norwich is a scenic drive to the east. The meandering waterways and peaceful countryside of the Norfolk Broads are close enough for day trips.


The Norfolk Beacon is a sophisticated coastal cottage situated within the lighthouse at Winterton-on-Sea in Norfolk. Sitting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the pet-friendly cottage boasts a sea breeze, wonderful views, unique architecture, a library, a log fire, a patio and a sunroom.

Recommended Places to Visit When Holidaying in Winterton-on-Sea

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens Explore these beautiful gardens and visit the variety of exotic animals. Joyland Children’s Fun Park Have a family day out at this popular attraction, in the neighbouring resort of Great Yarmouth, with plenty of rides and the original Tyrolean Tubs.

Merrivale Model Village This theme park on the seafront offers mini-golf, penny arcades, a model village and a garden railway.

Sealife Great Yarmouth Discover an incredible underwater world at this renowned aquarium.

Museum of the Broads Delve into the history of the Norfolk Broads at this excellent museum