But if you aren’t planning a staycation or jetting off abroad, you could still enjoy an escape to the seaside for a fun day out. All at less than two hours’ drive away, these nine beaches are all within easy reach of Peterborough, and provide a picturesque spot to relax against the backdrop of sun, sea and sand.
1. Snettisham Beach
Nestled in Kings Lynn, this long stretch of beach in Norfolk faces the west, giving it some of the most impressive sunsets, and boasts an RSPB nature reserve just behind it.
2. Hunstanton Beach
Known for its striking red and white striped cliffs, Hunstanton Beach runs for two miles and has an abundance of rock pools where visitors can hunt for fossils among the rocks and shingle.
3. Old Hunstanton Beach
This pretty beach in the cute village of Old Hunstanton features golden sands, that are backed by dunes and the striking striped cliffs, and is a popular spot among wind and kitesurfers.
4. Heacham South Beach
Also known as Stubborn Sands, this beach is good for both swimming and lounging on the sand, and boasts a promenade which leads all the way to Hunstanton in the north.