Norfolk & Suffolk Supporters

manonabeach® is proud to have financial support from the following businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk, listed by supported beach page.  Please use the send your answer menu  or email to find out more.  Click on each Supporter’s banner, below here, to learn about their business.  Also, see what the beach means to them, above their banner.

Benefits to new and renewing Supporters now include:

  • access to beach lovers in largely urban areas (24% London) who are looking forward to their return to your area and to enjoying your services and online products, with hundreds of thousands of hits to the site and being seen in 160 countries.
  • access to over 2,500 films from the archive, including over 1,300 narrative interviews, to use in your social media for customer retention and in your blog, like this example.  Why not use the manonabeach® question to engage with your customers?

Sheringham, Cromer, East Runton, Mundesley and West Runton:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

I love the beach here in Sheringham and along the coast, with its beautifully clean stretches of sand washed daily by the incoming tide.  Summer or winter, a walk along the sea shore alone or with family is a pleasure and a privilege that I do not take for granted. Whether in the warm sunshine with the waves lapping gently nearby, or in a howling gale with the breakers crashing onto the shore, the sheer feeling of joy and freedom cannot be surpassed.

Louise, at Keys Holiday Cottages, below:

Sea Palling, Horsey Gap and Waxham:

What does the beach mean to you…?

The beach for me is my place for peace and quiet when all you can hear is the sound of the waves crashing onto the sand. It also holds many fond childhood memories of time spent with my dad building sandcastles, playing cricket, flying a kite, fishing from the beach or sitting on the sand watching a storm that was out over the sea. Summer or winter the beach always has something different to offer, whether the tide is coming in or going out, and leaving the treasures of the sea behind.

…Julie, at Norfolk Coastal Holiday Breaks, below:

North Coast Holiday Breaks

Walberswick, Aldeburgh and Orford:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Nothing comes close to the feelings evoked by visiting the stunning coastline all around the UK.  From wide, sandy stretches of beach that reach out in the distance as far as the eye can see, to foreboding cliffs, caves and sand dunes.

There is a cyclical and generational pattern that forms from your earliest memories with siblings and parents, to holidays with your own children, and then, visits with  grandchildren.  Each time, taking on the challenge to build that perfectly carved boat in the sand that your own Dad built for you a few decades ago!

…Sue, at Cottage Tree, below:

Cottage Tree

Southwold and Dunwich:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Protecting the RSPB Minsmere reserve from the sea gives the beach at Dunwich a very special purpose. To walk it is a bird lovers delight. Listen, can you hear the bells of the 12 lost churches above the roar of the sea and the call of the birds? Move on to the bustling beach in Southwold and hear a very different soundscape – the delightful Victorian seaside town spills onto the beach by way of the the beach huts and pier. Eat fish and chips sitting on a bench gazing out to sea and all seems right with the world.

…Jane, at Corner Farm Holidays, below:

Cley-Next-The-Sea and Blakeney:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Escape – unwind – a place to heal both mind and body + a swim is even better !

…Louise, at Church Cottage, Morston, below:

church cottage morston

Cley-Next-The-Sea and Blakeney:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

The beach is a way to the sea.  My boat at Cley supplies much of our local produce direct from the sea, including crab and lobster.  There’s a sustainability to the whole process and to our part in the local community.  It’s all part of Cley.

…Glen, at Cley Smokehouse, below:

Wells-Next-The-Sea and Salthouse:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

A favourite place is Blakeney, which is a misnomer. There is no beach. Blakeney is a pretty little village hugging the North Norfolk coast, where in Tudor times large
merchant vessels used to dock. Now, apart from the ferry taking visitors
to see the seals at Blakeney point, it is a mooring for many little
sailing boats impatiently waiting for the tide to cast off on their next
adventure. The channel is surrounded by flats with samphire and sea
lavender, the sounds are of the tide and birdsong, the smells are of the
sea and the wild herbs crushed underfoot. It is a haven from the world, a
place to get away from the crowds, to walk and feel at one with nature, re
charge and re invigorate.

Lynda, at Hindringham Hall, below:


“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Weybourne beach is a great favorite of many North Norfolk lovers, it offers a gentle cliff top walk towards Sheringham with the open sea vista on one side with small fishing boats laying their crab pots and on the other side you see what is for me the timeless and the quintessential English scene of open countryside rising to wooded heathland, dotted with the Weybourne windmill and the distant whistle and bluster of a steam locomotive making it’s way along the Poppy Line. The beach is a haven in the busy summer months and you can escape the crowds and the sea is always within easy reach for swimmers and often with a proper wave to spur you on.

Mark, at Norfolk Stay in North Norfolk, below:


“What does the beach mean to you..?”

The beach a place where I’m reminded that all my problems are so small that they’re not worth worrying about – it puts everything into perspective. The waves will come and go, the tide-line will move and no amount of worrying will stop them. Flinging off my shoes and losing a couple of hours throwing a ball for the dog or paddling about in rock pools is like therapy, I always leave the beach happy and content with the world.

…Emily, at Pure nuff stuff, below:

Pure Nuff Stuff


Great Yarmouth:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

The beach is a place where I can feel close to nature, no matter what’s going on in my life or where I happen to be, being by the sea and hearing the sound of the waves, smelling that unique sea air, watching the peaceful movement of the water, feeling the sun on my face, and the breeze in my hair.
It never fails to bring a sense of peace and calm, and the ability to just be, to contemplate the beauty of life and the world, to slow my mind and become one with the endless cycle of life in the rhythm of the waves.
It’s timeless, and has the power to instantly take me back to my childhood, with many precious memories, being in and appreciating the present moment, and happy anticipation of times yet to come.
In Great Yarmouth we are very lucky to have a very large stretch of beautiful sandy beach, and whether you are looking for the hustle and bustle along the Golden Mile, the Pier and attractions, or the peace and tranquility of the North Denes beach with dunes and golden sand, perfect for quiet contemplation, Great Yarmouth has it all.
Winter or Summer, Spring or Autumn, the atmosphere of the beach changes, the weather changes, yet at the same time still remains the same, that’s it’s true beauty and magic for me.

…Jane, at Rainbow’s Reach, below:


“What does the beach mean to you..?”

What the beach means to me?
I love the sound of the waves rolling over the shore, the sound of the sea gulls and other bird life. People walking along the beach on their own or with dogs. The smell of salt water in the air.
I would find somewhere to sit and gaze out to sea watching the boats go past, large cargo boats going to distant shores and small sailing boats, people in speed boats and various sailing craft.
I find it mesmerizing just gazing out across the blue yonder, especially when you are on holiday and have time to do this.

Nigel, at Caister Holiday Chalet, below:




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Burnham Overy Staithe:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

The whole area feels like an unspoilt refuge; it’s a place to breathe, unwind, and let go.
What we call ‘the beach’ is actually the island called Scolt Head; you can walk there at low tide, or you can take one of the ferries as the tide comes in.  The beach is completely unspoilt, and there are plenty of people both sailing and swimming in what is known as ‘the lagoon’, between the land and the island.
There is also another ‘beach’ close by called ‘Bank Hole’; even at the lowest tide you can swim here, and apparently there’s a freshwater spring at the bottom of the hole.
This is the ideal place to drop out of life for a while.

…James, at Teal Cottage, Burnham Overy Staithe in Norfolk, below:

Burnham Deepdale:

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