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Uniquely situated self catering holiday cottage on the beach in North Norfolk - Direct beach access.

The Crest is a self catering beachside coastal holiday cottage nestled in the sand dunes with direct access on to the sandy beach of Eccles on Sea on the North Norfolk coast.

Who can come; Adults, Children and one well behaved dog over 12 months old. (no puppies).

Our holiday cottage has Sea views via the 12 concrete steps from your rear patio to the top of the dune.

We regularly receive 5 star reviews on Airbnb and are super hosts and guest favourites year on year.
We take pride on creating a home from home experience with everything you will need for the perfect self catering holiday.

Why book with us customer benefits.

Best Price
Direct customer service
No traveller booking fees
Secure payment system

You can lay in bed in the morning and listen to the waves or get up early and take your morning coffee, sit on the sand and watch the sun rise. This is the perfect family seaside holiday home. Boasting spacious accommodation and magnificent open countryside views, with large living room window that perfectly frames the landscape. Very comfortably furnished and equipped to provide a perfect home from home stay at any time of year.

The Crest is a really special place and ideal for that family holiday, with the sandy beach directly behind and stunning countryside views to the front.

We welcome one well behaved dog.

Fully enclosed lawned garden with bench, picnic bench and plenty of space for the car and family games.

As well as spending days on the beach, you can explore the Norfolk coast, countryside and the Norfolk Broads are also easily accessible.

A 20 minute walk along the beach towards Happisburgh to the Small Sticks Cafe walk a little further and you will find the iconic Happisburgh Lighthouse.

Small Sticks is a lovely little cafe open Friday to Mondays and offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Visit on a Sunday morning and you will see the RNLI practicing manoeuvres, you can also look in the lifeboat shed and check out the life boats and take a peak in the little gift shop.

Walk in the other direction and you will find Sea Palling which is one of Norfolk’s six Blue Flag Beaches it is approximately a 45 minute walk along the beach but an easier 30 minute walk along the lane at the front of the property. You can of course drive, Sea Palling has a pub, cafe, fish and chips and general store and post office. On the way by car to Sea Palling you will pass The Causeway Butchers and Cooks Farm Shop Both are worth a visit.

The Broadland town of Stalham is a 15 minute drive. Here you can hire a boat or canoe a little further on and the wonderful Broadland town of Wroxham 25 minute drive. Wroxham is known as the Capital of the Norfolk Broads. Here you can take a boat trip or visit the independent department store of Roy’s. All parking in Wroxham is free.

Our Beach Cottage contains:

Information Pack, leaflets and a map of the local area. Cards, cribbage and scrabble, bird/nature books.

The Cottage is heated and has full gas central heating. We have solar panels which provide your hot water, don’t worry if the sun does not shine we have an immersion heater too.

We maintain a Face Book page where we list local events and places to visit. Just click the link/logo on the bottom of the page.


Sleeping arrangements

Main Bedroom One Kingsize bed,
Bedroom 2 One single,
Bedroom 3 One single

Interior layout

All on one level. Three Bedrooms, Dining Room, Kitchen, Bathroom with walk in shower and living room.


The stunning sandy beach is your back garden and there are countryside views to the front.

The front garden is dog friendly and fully enclosed.

Parking is at the front.

Pet friendly garden.


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • TV
  • Smart TV
  • Board games / puzzles
  • Internet access
  • Free Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • Private garden
  • Private courtyard
  • Patio / Decking
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Free parking
  • Central heating
  • Pets allowed (fees may apply)
  • Chocolate/cookies
  • Bathroom(s) 1

Outdoor Seating
Private rear patio ideal for sun seekers
Green Bin with some beach gear.
All local supermarkets will deliver your shopping.

Great for

  • Adventure
  • Beach holidays
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Romantic


The bungalow has a step up to the front door and one at the back door, it is not suitable for wheelchairs.


  • No parties
  • No smoking

Top facilities

Sleeps 4 +0 (Max) 3 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Whole house Wifi

Check-in begins at 16:00.

You will be asked to check-out before 10:00.

Prices from £100 - £166 (Nightly).


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk, Eccles on Sea, England


  • Free parking (outdoor)


Stalham is a 15 minute drive and the wonderful Broadland town of Wroxham 25 minute drive.

Visit Great Yarmouth
Visit Cromer
Visit Wroxham
Visit Norwich

  • Swimming (Outdoor) [¼ mile]
  • Boat hire
  • Golf
  • Miniature Golf
  • Hiking
  • Fishing [¼ mile]
  • Canoeing [¼ mile]
  • Surfing [¼ mile]
  • Jet skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Museum
  • Theatre
  • Playground
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Private beach

Excellent walking, cycling and bird watching are available direct from the doorstep. The Broads are all within easy reach. Boats can be hired at Stalham Staithe, Sutton Staithe, Potter Heigham Staithe (including a visit to Lathams; a Bargain Hunter’s paradise, and of course Wroxham, The Capital of The Broads. Canoes are best hired at Wayford Bridge with access to narrower waterways which don’t have power boats. Wroxham, capital of the Norfolk Broads National Park, 12 miles.

The traditional seaside resort of Great Yarmouth, 20 miles, offers fun for all. National Trust historical houses and gardens, nature and bird reserves are within driving distance. Visit the seals at Horsey beach. If you visit between December and February you will see hundreds of grey seals and their pups. A must for shopaholics is the historic city of Norwich, 19 miles, for two indoor shopping malls, market square, theatre, cathedral, castle museum and plenty of eateries. Local supermarket and shops can be found at Stalham 5 miles away, but a great local butcher and farm shop can be found on the road to Sea Palling.

  • Views of…
  • Seaside
  • Bay
  • Beach
  • Countryside
  • Garden
  • Landmark
  • Panoramic


Guestbook reviews

3 weeks ago
Great find ! Location an absolute plus , right on sand dune and private access to the beach which was so quiet even on a bank holiday .
The crest was very cosy and warm , and the views from the front were amazing especially the sunsets. Val was very accommodating and super quick at responding which was much appreciated .
Thank you again Val for all your help and we will definitely be back !


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk Eccles on Sea, NR12 0SL, United Kingdom

What a lovely stay at the Crest, a beautiful little place in a great location. Val was very responsive and communication was great. The property was clean, tidy and had everything you could want for a seaside break. We took our small dog, who was in his element able to walk out the back door over the dunes and straight on to the lovely dog friendly beach!
Highly recommended.


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk Eccles on Sea, NR12 0SL, United Kingdom

5 out of 5
Fantastic location. Beautiful views. Stunning dog friendly beach. If you want to get away from it all this is the place. I will definitely be back.


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk Eccles on Sea, NR12 0SL, United Kingdom

Wonderful place to stay, lovely clean well-equipped cottage in a perfect location. Great place to chill out, definitely be back our second visit. Looking forward to our third..Anne & John fox..Yorkshire.


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk Eccles on Sea, NR12 0SL, United Kingdom

The Crest is an absolutely fantastic place to stay for a family break. The location is unbeatable, just yards from a lovely, quiet, sandy beach, which is also dog friendly. Sunsets viewed through the huge, West facing picture window in the living room were a real treat. The house itself is cosy and comfortable, but also spacious enough for a family with two teenagers not to be on top of each other. The beds and bedding are particularly comfortable. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need plus lots of thoughtful extra touches, such as an umbrella and torch by the front door, hot water bottles, dog treats and plenty of games, books and puzzles. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to be out on the beach every day, even though it is October. It was especially nice to come back to a toasty house thanks to the wood pellet burning fireplace. The large, secure garden was a real bonus for us and our dog. Communication with Jan has been excellent, and she was extremely helpful during our stay. We will be back!


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk Eccles on Sea, NR12 0SL, United Kingdom

A lovely property in a stunning location. The property is clean and has everything you need for your stay. Furnishings are to a high standard.
We would highly recommend this place for visiting Norfolk.
Val was an excellent host with very good communication and lots of helpful local knowledge.


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk Eccles on Sea, NR12 0SL, United Kingdom

There was a large front garden, fully fenced and gated. So very dog-friendly with lots of secure space. Wonderful views over the countryside with a lovely, solid wood picnic bench to sit at for outdoor eating.
Immaculate cottage, clean, spacious and very well appointed. Bedrooms bright and spacious. The kitchen was fitted out well with everything that we needed. We liked the 50:50 fridge/freezer! A spacious bathroom with a nice big shower cubicle. We also appreciated the ‘smart’ tv and the selection of games.
The area behind (seaward side) of the cottage was quiet and private, completely paved with a table and chairs - a lovely sunny, quiet place for early morning coffee! This rear area also had a large storage box where everything for a day on the beach is stored.
There are private steps leading up to the top of the sand-dunes and then a path, which is shared with two of the other cottages, down to the beach.
The wide beach is brilliant, soft, clean sand with a shallow incline down into the sea, so even a timid or non-swimmer could wade out easily. Lots of interesting stones to beach-comb too! The relatively private stretch of beach meant that there were not many people on our part of the beach, even though it was mid-August, hot and sunny! Also it’s a dog-friendly beach which was great for Zena the dog.
We particularly loved the private, cleared area at the top of the sand-dune where you could set up your deckchairs and see the entire stretch of beach and right out to sea. We brought our binoculars so we spent a lot of time watching the ships on the horizon and the sailing boats closer in.
Altogether a wonderful, relaxing week by the seaside. I could not have wished for better.


The Crest Beachside Cottage, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk Eccles on Sea, NR12 0SL, United Kingdom