Date published: 28th August 2020
Visitors to our beautiful coastline will be pleased to know that a new public car park has recently opened, giving easy access to Bacton’s beautiful sandy beach which has been brought about by the recent Sandscaping Scheme.
The beaches at Bacton and Walcott are now arguably the most accessible beaches in the District - in that parking is close to the beach and access can be gained easily without the need to walk up and down steep cliff paths or over sand dunes. The wide open beach allows ample opportunity to maintain social distancing and may provide an ideal location for those seeking to enjoy our coastline away from the busier resorts.
The car park will be operating on a pay and display basis, the machine is currently accepting cash or alternatively visitors can make use of the cashless payment app MiPermit. The car park is situated just outside of the main village of Bacton, on the Coast Road between the village and the Gas site. A short walk along the seashore (approx. 350m) will allow visitors to access the village amenities and public toilets without walking along the main coast road.
With direct access to the beach via a ramp, the car park offers 40 parking bays and provision of 5 cycle stands to support the Council’s healthy living and wellbeing agenda. It is easily accessed from the main road being situated between Cable Gap and Castaways holiday parks to the north west of Bacton village.
Cllr Greg Hayman, NNDC’s Portfolio Holder for Assets, commented: "Opening just before the bank holiday weekend, this new car park facility will enable more people to enjoy the stunning North Norfolk coast on one of its loveliest beaches. I want to thank all those locally, including the landowner, who have helped make this possible".
Users should note that trailed vehicles and overnight stays are not permitted, but we hope many users will explore this quiet stretch of glorious beach.
Last updated: 28th August 2020