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The Acre

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The Acre: Visitor image of the beach by the site

General

  • Wild camping field next to the beach at Sea Palling in Norfolk
  • A 20-minute drive to Hickling Broad, and 25 to BeWilderwood Norfolk
  • Direct access to a sandy beach; pubs and cafés five minutes’ drive

Small and just steps away from an award-winning beach, The Acre is close to Sea Palling, on the north coast of Norfolk about 40 minutes' drive from Norwich. Once you’ve pitched up in the level meadow, the only thing that separates you from the sandy beach and the man-made coastal reefs is a stroll through the dunes covered in marram grasses.

It's a very peaceful setup here – the camping pitches are lined with conifers to one side and have rural views over the fields. This is a place where it pays to keep your eye on nature, perhaps watching the sand martins flit around, seeing the sun rise or spotting muntjac deer roaming the countryside.

Cars are parked in the top half of the field, away from the pitches, to keep everything safe and quiet. As this is pretty much wild camping, facilities on site are basic, but you do have access to portaloos and a washing-up area. To add to the back-to-nature vibe, there’s no electricity, so it’s a good idea to bring torches to find your way around at night.

Now back to that beach. It’s a fabulous spot for swimmers, birdwatchers, walkers, kitesurfers, surfers, jetskiers and divers alike, with plenty of space for kids (and dogs, if you're bringing the pets) to run off energy on the dunes. When you need to refuel, there are some good pubs and cafés within five minutes’ drive.

Please note

No electric barbecues allowed.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Great location, beach is just across the road & short …31/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKimberley G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location, beach is just across the road & short walk into Sea Palling.
    Friendly welcome.
    Good pitch size.
    Running water for washing up/drinking/brushing teeth.

    Disliked: 

    Generally peaceful although there was one night where another camper played loud music from his car speakers at 3:30am & no way to contact site owner as I had no phone signal.

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Toilets were clean.31/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNikki W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to beach. Very helpful hosts. Large and private spaces. Loved it phone signal poor but one of the things I liked.

    Disliked: 

    Unlevel pitches

From the manager...

Thank you for comments and pleased you enjoyed your stay . This was our first year and for next year we will have the levelled out ,

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Nice and quiet. Very close to a beautiful beach. The …29/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanna O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice and quiet. Very close to a beautiful beach. The campsite was spacious and had good views over the fields. Staff were very friendly, Nick and the young lads at the gate were great and made sure we knew everything we needed to.

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Friendly, clean, tidy and perfect location for the beach28/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly, clean, tidy and perfect location for the beach

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Fantastic -we will be back!!27/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location- very close to a beautiful and quiet beach
    Quiet location- beautiful stars and night and sunset over the fields
    Little play area for the kids
    Resident friendly chicken!
    Friendly and helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    No shower block, didn't bother us but might for some

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Family run, friendly, helpful. Clean toilet block, double sink to …24/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkathryn s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Family run, friendly, helpful. Clean toilet block, double sink to wash up, hose to refill drinking water containers. Large tent pitch, park car next to tent. Beautiful scenery. Close to sandy beach. Quiet site.

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Great proximity to a beautiful beach, lovely big pitches, simple …22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great proximity to a beautiful beach, lovely big pitches, simple site with no caravans or electricity which we love when we go camping.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet trailer was a bit unstable and the ground of the field had quite a lot of thistles but it was only the first summer of being open so that is understandable!

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Great Location near the beach with easy access. This beach …22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great Location near the beach with easy access. This beach is one of the best we have visited in the UK.

    Great hosts, very helpful and friendly.

    Nice quiet site, stars are so clear at night as no light pollution.

    We will certainly be back!

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Basic campsite, jwith portaloos (which were clean). Location is lovely22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNichola S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Campsite 5 mins from the beach. Friendly owner, small campsite

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We loved this site the owner was friendly the site …21/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatalie P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We loved this site the owner was friendly the site was quiet and peaceful just a stones through from the beach.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Bath available

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Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • The Marrams, Sea Palling, Waxham, Norfolk, England, NR12 0UL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.7931°N 1.5928°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kings Head — 10.8 miles
Kings Head — 10.8 miles
Market Gates — 14.1 miles
Train stations
Worstead Rail Station — 8.0 miles
North Walsham Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Hoveton & Wroxham Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North — 16.4 miles
Reedham Ferry South — 16.4 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 15.7 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

No need to drive to the seaside – Sea Palling beach is accessed on foot in less than five minutes. Simply follow the boardwalk across the dunes and – hey presto – you’re there. But it’s by no means the only local sandy spot. Head for Waxham (five minutes’ drive) or Horsey Gap beaches (15 minutes) for the chance to spot seals lolling in the waves, or tire everyone out playing chase on the long stretch of beach at Mundesley (25 minutes).

Kids still going strong? Try them on the rope swings and treetop walks at BeWilderwood Norfolk (25 minutes), get them looking for barn owls and kingfishers on walks at Hickling Broad (20 minutes), or treat them to a cruise on a wooden boat through the waterways at Horsey Mere (15 minutes).

Climb to the top of National Trust-owned Horsey Windpump (15 minutes) for apparently endless views over the flat landscapes of Norfolk, and get up high again when you visit red-and-white striped Happisburgh Lighthouse (10 minutes), with views over the beach and North Sea from its lookout deck.

Must see

  • BeWILDerwood (8.4 miles)
  • Pleasure Beach (14.9 miles)
  • Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (15.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Horsey Windpump (3.7 miles)
  • Elizabethan House Museum (14.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Acre cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Acre will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Acre have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Acre dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Acre? No need to drive to the seaside – Sea Palling beach is accessed on foot in less than five minutes. Simply follow the boardwalk across the dunes and – hey presto – … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Acre?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Acre? From £25 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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