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Cockle Beach

  • Heacham
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 640 to £ 1,165 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Cockle Beach is a superb beach house, ideal for a couple or a young family, ideally situated on the sand dunes of Heacham's South Beach. You can't stay closer to the Norfolk coast here, with double doors opening out from the living area to a lovely newly created paved terrace and sandy garden with views across the beach; this area is thoughtfully enclosed to prevent dogs and young children escaping.

This perfect beach house has a light, contemporary open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area looking out across the beach to the sea, with a double bedroom, a bunk room and a bath room at the rear of the property. This is a lovely place to stay throughout the year as it's toastie warm in the winter with its electric thermostatic heating and perfect for summer holidays too. The quiet beach is safe for swimming and wind-surfing, and perfect for bird enthusiasts being close to the RSPB Reserve at Snettisham.


  • One of the very few locations in North Norfolk where you can access the beach directly
  • Has panoramic views of the beach from the outdoor terrace seating area
  • There is a spacious open plan family living area


  • The pillows and duvets on the beds are hypoallergenic.
  • There is a Tassimo Coffee machine in the kitchen
  • Access to South beach is via an unmade sandy road.

All on ground level

Has been furnished in a contemporary style and has the advantage of a modern heating system to ensure this is a warm and comfortable place to stay throughout the year.

Entrance from the side door into the kitchen.

There is an open plan kitchen/ living area (with wooden flooring) which has stunning uninterrupted views across the beach and out to sea.

Kitchen area: fitted with an integral electric oven and halogen hob, integral full-height fridge/freezer, a microwave and a washing machine.

Living area: light and spacious area with double doors opening onto the outer decked area and gorgeous beach views. Furnished in a contemporary coastal style with a comfy sitting area with blue sofas, side tables and lamps and a wall- mounted TV. There is plenty of room for up to six guests to dine with a wooden table and six chairs. Useful additional clothes storage is available in the large chest of drawers.

Bedroom 1: with a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps, free-standing clothes rail.

Bedroom 2: smaller room with full-size sturdy wooden bunk-beds and a full length mirror.

Bathroom: with a bath and overhead electric shower with glass screen, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


Is accessed via an un-made road from the Heacham beach car-park. At the front there is plenty of parking space and a wooden gate and fence to enclose the property from the beach.

At the rear of Cockle Beach is a fully enclosed fenced area with a spacious newly laid paved terrace and a gate giving direct access to the beach. The fencing keeps small children and dogs from running directly onto the beach. There is an outside table and chairs and some deckchairs.



Great for families and on the Norfolk coastal path with two great beaches on the West coast overlooking The Wash: North beach and South beach (aka Stubborn Sands) are both dog friendly and form a huge 20 mile bay and enjoy the most dramatic sunsets. A perfect spot to watch the sun going down and hit the sea on a fine evening. The village enjoys a range of small shops, arcade, cafe and fish bar. There are three local pubs The West Norfolk, Fox and Hounds and Bushel and Strike.


Famous for its Norfolk Lavender with aromatic gardens and fields filled with all varieties of lavender. With their own oil distillery, products, tearoom and animal garden and play park. Just next door is Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn for children and parents to enjoy indoor play farm themed fun, as well as a great Farm Shop selling lovely local produce.

If keeping mind and body in check is your cup of tea, then a visit to Heacham Manor where you can dine, spa or book a round of golf on the lake side championship 18-hole course.


Famed for association with Pocahontas, the Rolfe family are the most famous inhabitants of Heacham, from the 16th century. After seeking adventure in The New World it was John Rolfe who married the Native American Rebecca (Pocahontas), and along with their 2 year old son took them back to his family home the former Heacham Hall. The image of Pocahontas adorns the village sign and also the St Mary's the Virgin Church.


For a great family day out and only a few miles away is Snettisham Park Farm. A working Farm with lovely activities for the family from egg collecting, bottle feeding lambs and pony rides to a ‘not to be missed’ deer Safari.

There are plenty of wildlife spectacles to explore, with tens of thousands of wading birds to observe from the hides at Snettisham Nature Reserve.

Hunstanton Town is just 3 miles from Heacham and is a traditional seaside town with the added addition of fun water sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing.

A visit to Sandringham House, gardens and country park is a popular destination for all. Whether you simply want to take the pooch for a stroll, or discover the royals much loved country retreat, you’ll have the grandest of days.

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Guest reviews

An excellent stay at cockle beach. Very comfortable and clean and well equipped. Beautiful sunsets viewed from property.

The Cutliffe 's, 12th of June 2024

4th time at cockle beach, just as nice as previous times. Will definitely book again.Clean and homely.

Stewart, 7th of June 2024

Fantastic location and we were lucky with the weather. Only a few people on the beach really, not over crowded just enough to people watch from the patio.Kitchen well stocked with everything you would need. :) Nice and clean.

The Mills, 20th of May 2024

This is the fourth time we have stayed in the beautiful cottage, superb location and lovely views of the beach. Cottage is well equipped and very clean.

The porter's, 30th of April 2024

2nd time this year fantastic cottage, fantastic location Brilliant holiday, thank you. Views across the Wash and walks along the beach.

The Mound's, 30th of April 2024

Can not express enough how wonderful the views are from Cockle Beach, and the direct access onto the beach is great, especially with dogs. This place is all about Location, Location,Location. Inside is bright and modern. Very nice break away was had by all.

The Smith's, 26th of March 2024

Lovely cottage, fantastic location right on the beach. Ideal for walkers and bird watching both out to sea or across the river meadows inland. Nice walks along the beach and watching Barn Owls hunting regularly at dusk on the river meadows from the bedroom. Hopefully be back soon.

The Mound's, 13th of March 2024

Great time all week. Lovely.

The Thirkettle's, 12th of February 2024

We had a great stay. Nice walks along the beach.

The McKernan's, 27th of November 2023

A lovely, well equipped beach chalet. Stunning views of the sea, changing tides and visiting birds. Not to forget the amazing sunsets! Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to take a four legged friend to the seaside. We have already booked our next stay

The Mitchell's, 28th of October 2023

Perfect beach location. Great sea and sunset views. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable living area. Effective heating.
The sunsets are always a highlight along with dog walking on the beach. Also the local fish and seafood and the variety of pubs and restaurants within a few miles. Highlights were regular visits from a flock of goldfinches.

The Helm's, 27th of October 2023

A wonderful place.The situation is the best, it’s not a disguised caravan as are some, and the decor is simple but really welcoming.

The dyers, 16th of October 2023

Cockle beach has a brilliant position with the back garden adjacent to the sandy beach. It is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday, particularly with your four legged family members. Nearness of the beach for those early morning or evening walks with or without your dog.

The Smart's, 12th of October 2023

This was our 4th visit in 6 years and it won't be our last! We absolutely love the location - the uninterrupted sea view is what brings us back year after year. The amazing view and incredible sun-sets. Long beach walks. Bird-life. (We witnessed the 'Snettisham Spectacular' which was AMAZING!) The BEST fish and chips from Heacham fish bar!

The Elliot's, 29th of September 2023

Location, location, location. Couldn't fault it! Fantastic beach side accommodation. Flying a kite on the beach. Going for swims. Fantastic sunsets.

The Thorne's, 14th of September 2023

Easy access to the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Relaxing time. Long walks on the beach. Great visits to Sandringham Estate, Holkham and Wells. We had a wonderful time at Cockle Beach. The weather was very changeable unlike last year when it was blazing sunshine,but that didn’t matter. Lots to do in the local area. Found great restaurants this time, Silk Road II and Northgate Indian. Sandringham Country Park was a great place to walk with or without dogs and you only have to pay for parking.Holkham beach and Wells next the sea are amazing places to visit. The cottage is very well equipped and perfectly positioned. It has plenty of amenities for a family to stay and not have to bring too much from home.

The Jenkin's, 6th of September 2023

We have been coming here every year for about 8 years. We have never been able to find another place like it for positioning - right on the beach.
The owners do upgrades most years which is great - and needed to keep it looking lovely.
It always restores and nourishes us.

The Wadley's, 4th of September 2023

Myself my husband and my dog Leo, had a lovely Stay at Cockle Beach. The Property had everything That we needed to make our stay comfortable. We stayed here last year and have already booked For next year. Such a lovely place to stay. The highlight for us is that the property is right on The beach, which makes things easier for our 11 Year old dog Leo.

The Frost's, 23rd of August 2023

Absolutely love this chalet, literally on the beach but fenced and secure for dogs and children. Best view 24/7 particularly the sunsets. Being on the first line of the beach is a unique position and provides hours and days of entertainment watching the sea, water sports, people watching etc.

The Campin's, 22nd of August 2023

This was our 5th stay at Cockle Beach. The location is the selling point. Can’t be beaten. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Except for a fan, the evenings can be very warm an electric fan would have been very welcomed. We were impressed by the new paved deck area, a big improvement. Also the fenced area is now more secure for doggies. New front gate and safer steps. The Parasol was broken, it also requires a base so it can be used on the paved areas, for alfresco dining. Thank you Cockle Beach for another wonderful stay.

The Parson's, 14th of July 2023

This was our second stay at Cockle beach and we were not disappointed! It's in a fabulous position and wonderful for walking our dog. We found the owner had fixed the back, misty windows since our last visit which made looking at the wonderful view so much easier. The view, the sunsets and fabulous beach walks with the dog. The birds are amazing and, in the summer there are plenty of places to eat and drink in the vicinity. wonderful holiday have booked our winter break already!

The Morris's, 10th of July 2023

Second visit and it won’t be the last.another great time we all enjoyed the holiday dogs and family. Thanks for an amazing time .the ford family 😎 Beach location and accommodation.local amenities and places to visit.

The Ford's, 5th of July 2023

Another return to cockle beach, amazing few days well equipped and lovely and clean throughout. Perfect location.

The Porter's, 17th of May 2023

Had a lovely 3 days at cockle beach, beautiful well equipped cottage superb location . Lovely time walking our dog on the beach and watching the beautiful sunsets.

The Porter's, 28th of April 2023

Cockle Beach has an amazing setting and fantastic sunsets. The accommodation has a very calm and homely feel.

The Holme's, 18th of April 2023

Wonderful property and perfect for walking the beach, quiet location and the sunsets were amazing. Second year at Cockle Beach and will be returning next year. Walking the beach and being able to visit other places like Wells Next to the Sea and Holken Hall, lovely beach at Holme and Brancaster. Bird watching at Titchwell RSPB.

the fielding's, 17th of April 2023

Sitting on the sofa looking out at the beach and the sea and the birds. Wonderful!

The Ramsey's, 21st of March 2023

As usual very clean and tidy warm comfortable A first class holiday home for the harris family thank you Will be back again. Highlights were the sun set and the waves Please keep it as it is.

The Harris's, 15th of March 2023

Our fifth stay at Cockle Beach - we love how peaceful and quiet Heacham beach is at this time of the year, and you can’t beat being right on the beach. Amazing sunsets. Warm house.

The Smith's, 1st of March 2023

Very comfortable and surprisingly spacious. Perfect setting on the beach. Highlights were the Local fish and seafood. Proximity to the beach. Magnificent sunsets.We hope to stay at least once a year.

The Helm's, 28th of February 2023

Sea, sunsets and beaches. Great stay in a great place

The Thirkettles, 14th of February 2023

Magnificent location, truly magical. Would definatly stay again.

The Timm's, 14th of February 2023

Peaceful, lovely to be actually on the beach watching the sea and the dogs enjoying themselves.

The Ellis's, 18th of December 2022

Second visit to cockle bay, lovely clean cottage perfect for unwinding and relaxing.

The Porter's, 25th of November 2022

Lovely stay as always! Our third time here!

Margaret and Ralph, 21st of October 2022

Comfortable, airy accommodation with lovely views. Well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the sun sets and having direct access to the beach.

Margaret, Glynis and Susan, 7th of October 2022

We had an Amazing week, we should have been there Nay 2020, but got moved due to covid. Our 6 year old son loved every minute. We enjoyed the changing tides and beautiful sunsets. Would definitely re book.

The Robinson's, 6th of August 2021

Cockle Beach was just perfect, fabulous location. So relaxing - thank you!

The Kenyon Family, 23rd of July 2021

This property we better than we expected, we love the beach front access and the facilities. We will definitely stay at the property again.

The Delf's, 7th of May 2021

The property has everything you need, is warm, cosy and comfortable and its position on the edge of the beach is such a novelty. Yes we like its position leading straight onto the beach.

The Woods Family, 23rd of April 2021

Cockle Beach we like for the view, 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness and the outside space. Love it here we will be booking again.

The Kershaw's, 16th of April 2021

Our stay at Cockle Beach was better than expected, we liked everything especially the position. We have lready booked for next year as it was the best place we have ever stayed in

The Pickers', 17th of July 2020

Cockle Beach was Better than Expected - 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. We liked - Just everything, It's just an amazing place Thank you

Bennett Family, 29th of December 2019

Cockle Beach was very clean, tidy and well maintained. Beautiful views and in a perfect position for a late season getaway with our two dogs. We are booking again for 2020. Need we say more?

The Buckley's, 22nd of November 2019

As Expected - clean warm cosy and comfortable. This was our 3rd visit please dont change it! A great addition of the table tennis and darts board.

Harris Party, 4th of November 2019

At Cockle Beach we liked most the position, looking out onto beach and sea. Absolutely loved the property, it was warmer and more comfortable than expected. We would stay again!

Woods Party, 11th of October 2019

Location location location the best views ever. Beautiful contemporary lodge - A very comfortable, clean, fully equipped lodge in the most beautiful location.

The Parsons, 21st of June 2019

this was our 2nd visit please dont change it

stanley harris, 11th of February 2019

10 out of 10 for cleanliness We loved the views and it’s very well equipped Had a wonderful break, we have no complaints.

Wendy Duell, 25th of January 2019

Lovely property in a fantastic location. already rebooked for next year.

Dixon, 31st of August 2018

10 out of 10 for cleanliness The view of the beach was amazing as were the sunsets!House was absolutely perfect Lovely property very clean and the owner had thought of everything to make our stay like home from home. Best place we’ve stayed in !

Alison O’Donoghue, 15th of June 2018

Wonderful home, marvellous position. Would I stay again. YES YES YES. Cafe close by we used most days. Thank you Cockle Beach.

McLearnon family, 25th of May 2018

Clean and Great View
Well equipped, lovely location, great holiday

Peters' party, 7th of May 2018

A very sweet, welcoming cottage.
Fabulously located and well equipped.
Very well heated which was lovely given how cold it was outside!
A great find and would not hesitate to recommend and return!

Galanakis Party, 16th of March 2018

We love this place and would love to come again.
Thank you!! :)

Demmings', 19th of February 2018

We are having the best time at cockle beach, it's a fantastic venue.
We're having such a lovely time I've made a second booking for the end of October :)
I have also highly recommended to multiple family members who are very keen to book too.
Looking forward to October already

Collins Party, 16th of February 2018

Lovely warm cosy cottage with the perfect view.
We booked our next stay from the cosiness of Cockle Beach sofas, wee you in October!! X

Collins Party, 16th of February 2018

It was the most lovely cottage, there wasn't anything to dislike.
I will definitely be back!

The Truemans', 9th of February 2018

The view out to sea and the beach are brilliant.
We enjoyed our stay and hopefully be back.

Jeffs party, 11th of November 2017

Thank you for a wonderful week.

Platt Party, 27th of October 2017

This cottage had everything you need, like a home from home.
Very modern, clean, peaceful and in a lovely location on the beach front. With lots of places to walk the dogs.
Looking forward to returning, as we had such a lovely time.

Morrison Party, 13th of October 2017

We had a lovely stay, thank you :)
We really liked the position on the sea front and views. The cottage was cosy, comfortable and superbly decorated.

Hickling Party, 29th of September 2017

This cottage is in an incredible location, it is warm and cosy and brilliantly equipped.

Toni Smith, 6th of March 2017

The cottage exceeded our expectations, it was very comfortable, well equipped and very clean. We loved the location and the cottage had everything we needed for a superb weekend.
We would definitely stay here again.

Julie Kearney, 3rd of March 2017

The property was just perfect for us.
We have two beach loving dogs and they couldn't have been happier.
The sofas were insanely comfortable for relaxing in the evenings.
We would love to return.

Katherine, 24th of February 2017

It was simply a beautiful experience to stay at Cockle Beach

Kemp Party, 20th of January 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1040 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1165 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1040 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£905 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£745 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£900 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£640 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1165 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£690 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£950 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£795 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1110 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£900 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1090 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1215 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1090 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£950 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£795 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£950 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£690 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1215 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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