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- 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.
Open from 01/08/2023 to 31/08/2023
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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Non-electric grass tent pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
Pitch size : Max 12.0m width x 6.0m depth (39.4ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 72.0m² (775.0ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Great location, beach is just across the road & short …
Toilets were clean.
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 ,
Nice and quiet. Very close to a beautiful beach. The …
Friendly, clean, tidy and perfect location for the beach
Fantastic -we will be back!!
Family run, friendly, helpful. Clean toilet block, double sink to …
Great Location near the beach with easy access. This beach …
We loved this site the owner was friendly the site …
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
— 10.8 miles
10.8 miles Kings Head — 10.8 miles
10.8 miles Market Gates — 14.1 miles
- Train stations
Worstead Rail Station
— 8.0 miles
8.0 miles North Walsham Rail Station — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Hoveton & Wroxham Rail Station — 9.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North
— 16.4 miles
16.4 miles Reedham Ferry South — 16.4 miles
Norwich International Airport
— 15.7 miles
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.
- BeWILDerwood (8.4 miles)
- Pleasure Beach (14.9 miles)
- Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (15.3 miles)
- Horsey Windpump (3.7 miles)
- Elizabethan House Museum (14.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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.
- 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