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"Tides" Seaside home,dog friendly,in a peaceful park in Bacton,by the sea,wi-fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

"Tides" Contemporary, pet friendly, free wi-fi, seaside home, in Bacton, Norfolk - 2 Minutes from the beach, shop and eating places within a short walk

Tides is a tastefully refurbished, end of terrace holiday home based on Rainbows End Park in Bacton. It sleeps four in two bedrooms, has an open living and dining room and is pet friendly too. The property is decorated in a coastal style, with tiled floors throughout. Come here to relax and enjoy the sea air, but there are so many gems to discover within Norfolk that you are just a short drive away from discovering. Nearby are Happisburgh Lighthouse and East Ruston Gardens, travel a little further to enjoy Cromer Pier, Bewilderwood, Amazona Zoo, National Trust properties, Steam Railways, the Norfolk Broads; there is a wealth of places to explore whilst on holiday. If you can drag yourself away from the beach that is!

Book with confidence. We are a member of the English Self Catering Association and operate by their code of practice. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information. Please click the MORE DETAILS in blue below for fast facts, rates and more!


1) Short break prices are for 3 night weekends (Friday to Monday), 4 night midweek (Monday to Friday) with flexible bookings between November and March. For all other durations the price quoted may not be accurate, because of the site's technical limitations. We will provide and confirm the correct price by email.

2)Two night stays are welcome but they are priced at my short break rate, not the nightly rate automatically quoted by Owners Direct when you enquire. Please check the rate table or contact me for correct rates.

3) Contact me for late availability, any discounted rates and lots more information about the area

4) Choice of payment methods - cheque, bank transfer and credit card


Peaceful holiday park - no on site facilities

Sandy beaches just yards away

13 acres of grassland to enjoy - picnic and play games or walk the dog

Free wi-fi - just bring your devices

Dog friendly - numbers are size dependent for comfort (usually 2 to 3) No dogs UNDER ONE YEAR OLD please.

One double, one twin room, one bathroom with shower over the bath

Open plan living, dining and kitchen

Decked terrace with secure gate, 3' high balustrades

Patio table and chairs

Outside storage box with a range of beach toys and equipment.

Flat screen TV, DVD, CD player and ipod dock

Hotel quality bedlinen

Complimentary toiletries plus liquid soap

Kitchen essentials supplied - washing up liquid, washing tablets, kitchen roll, cling film, foil etc

Central heating by electric radiators

Doggy welcome pack - homemade dog biscuits, water bowl, poo bags & tennis balls

Designated parking space

Tide clock and tide times on our website - to help plan your day

Several eating places within a 15 minute walk - pubs, cafe, chinese and fish and chip takeaway.

Well stocked shop in the village for newspapers, food, essentials and off licence.

Flexible booking between November and March

Book with confidence - now in our seventh year of renting and members of the English Self Catering Association

Pay by bank transfer, cheque or by credit card for a small fee.



Jul 16 - Sep 3 One week £595 Short break £375

Sep 4 - Sep 29 One week £500 Short break £325

Sep 30 - Oct 30 One week £455 Short break £300

Oct 31 - Dec 21 One week £365 Short break £265

Dec 18 - Jan 4 One week £500 Short break £425


Jan 5 - Feb 8 One week £295 Short break £195

Feb 9 - Mar 22 One week £370 Short break £245

Mar 23 - May 24 One week £465 Short break £310

May 25 - Jun 28 One week £515 Short break £335

Jun 29 - Jul 12 One week £555 Short break £360

Jul 13 - Sep 6 One week £615 Short break £400

Sep 7 - Oct 4 One week £515 Short break £335

Oct 5 - Nov 1 One week £465 Short break £310

Nov 2 - Dec 20 One week £370 Short break £245

Dec 21 - Jan 3 One week £515. Short break £335


Jan 4 - Feb 8 One week £300 Short break £200

Short breaks are up to three nights, Friday to Monday or up to four nights, Monday to Friday between April and the end of October, however we can be flexible from November through to March, please ask for your specific dates. Two night breaks are the short break rate but offer a late checkout.

More Details

Debbie Copas
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Debbie Copas

Tides is a sister property to Beachscape, both based on Rainbows End Park. Enjoy these seaside retreats in a village my family have holidayed in for four generations.

I created Norfolk Coastal Holidays as an umbrella for the three properties I now take bookings for. We live a few hours away, but travel to Norfolk regularly throughout the year, to ensure that the properties remain at a high standard and any little problems get ironed out as quickly as we can!

Beachscape is identical in layout to Tides and also sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. I also take bookings for a beautiful two bed cottage with wood burner in nearby Happisburgh.

Debbie Copas purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Debbie Copas chose Bacton

Bacton is a small unassuming village, but the beauty of it is there is currently no public access to most of the beaches. Therefore it really is like a private oasis of peace and quiet even in the busy summer season. Tides is based on Rainbows End Park, which has no facilities, simply the sea and beach on its doorstep! I have lots more information and photos on my website.

What makes this cottage unique

Arriving in this part of rural Norfolk, is a little like stepping back in time; life is slower paced, the locals are friendly and you can breathe in beautiful clean sea air! The property is very well placed for exploring much of Norfolk. Travel up and down the coast enjoying the charms of the many seaside villages, take a day boat out and stop for lunch within the Norfolk Broads, or for big city life, take a trip into the beautiful city of Norwich, just 30/40 minutes away. See more information and photos on my website.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a brilliant few days at Tides the weather was so good, very sunny, also the people at Norfolk are so friendly. The area around Tides has some lovely walks; the dogs love it, looking forward to the next holiday in September. April 15

Beautiful chalet, very modern and clean. Great beaches, lovely pubs, we had good weather. Thank you. October 14

Had a wonderful week away, decorated lovely and homely, great location for the sea walks with Boo, he enjoyed it very much! August 14

What a lovely place; everything you could possibly need and perfect peace and quiet. We have never been to this park before but we will definitely be back again. Lovely comfy bed, home from home, just what we needed. April 2014

Thank you so much for an amazing stay! had the best time ever, absolutely fell in love with the cottage. Hopefully we will visit again soon. March 2014

Feeling refreshed! Have been to this part of Norfolk many times, but never stumbled across Rainbows End. We shall return in the future I'm sure. Lovely chalet, super location. Our little one particularly enjoyed the large choice of toys left for him to play with. Very comfortable, friendly and helpful neighbours - only downside is we have to go home! March 2014

What a fabulous cottage! Clean and really well equipped; you have really worked hard to make Tides a wonderful place to chill out! Had a quiet time on the beach & the fish and chips were really good! October 2013
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bacton in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One family bathroom with wash basin, wc, shower over bath and heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Guest bed pulls out to full height.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, solid wood wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside drawers Bedroom 2 with 3' single bed and pull out, full height, guest bed. Four people is the maximum that can be accommodated. Electric radiators centrally controlled.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Other short break prices are detailed on my website and are available all year round. FREE Wi-Fi now available, just bring your laptop or smart devices. We welcome two to a maximum of four dogs for a small charge, size dependent. No dogs under one year old at the time of the holiday. Enjoy the decked terrace at the front of the property; it also provides a shelter from the coastal winds and is a lovely morning sun trap to enjoy your breakfast all year round when the sun shines! Outside storage box containing rotary dryer and numerous beach/outdoor toys. Picnic benches dotted around the park to have an al fresco meal on. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hotel quality bedlinen provided, but please bring your own towels. End of stay clean provided. Check in from 3pm, checkout by 10am unless otherwise agreed in writing.


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"Tides" Seaside home,dog friendly,in a peaceful park in Bacton,by the sea,wi-fi
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews
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Lovely place, shame about the weather :D

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, tidy and well equipped. The neighbours were very friendly and warned us about the quick changes in weather that Bacton had experienced recently and thus the family games were very well received as the kids were kept busy and encouraged a bit of family bonding as opposed to the usual clamour for technology! I can see why they say this area is a lovely haven for dog walkers. You can not fault it for that. Great access to the beach. Watch the tide times as it comes in quick and very high. On better days I could imagine it is a fantastic place to go down onto, but sadly we had some very hard rain which didn't stop the beachcombing but didn't allow for much else :) Excellent location for driving out to places and particularly recommend Priory Maze out towards Sheringham way and Thrigby Hall out towards Great Yarmouth. Local amenities - Lovely Café around the corner and Chinese Takeaway - really friendly. Didn't get to experience the fish and chip shop but the queue was way out the door and around the corner so must either be good or the only one for miles!!! If you need to do a bigger shop rather than a convenient shop, head out into the nearest Sainsburys - easy to get to and lots of parking - just don't miss the turning :) All in all a good holiday! Thank you Tides :)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable little retreat.

  • 5 of 5

I recently came back from staying at Tides. My husband, 2 boys and dog all had a lovely time. Tides is comfortable, clean and just perfect. It is a matter of minutes walk to the beach ( where you can take the dog). There is a huge green that surrounds Tides where the dog can go, the only thing you have to do is keep them on a lead whilst in Rainbow end park.

We will definitely be coming back to stay at Tides. We loved it. Thank you so much.

The weather was great which always helps.

I found a lovely cafe round the corner called Sugar and spice cafe. Great food and cakes a really great find. ( turn left out of Rainbow end park, then right on to the main road, next right and your there.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Rachel and yes you've found the little treasure in our midst, Sugar and Spice cafe. No visit is complete without a stop off there and we love to bring Claire's cakes home too they are so good!
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Lovely weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place for holiday or just weekend.Very clean and cozy.Great location.We will be back :-) *****

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ewa for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your short break.
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Very home from home, clean and of a high standard

  • 4 of 5

The property was everything it said on line, and very comfortable, not to big but definitely big enough for four adults and a dog. Great location and especially enjoyed visiting Sheringham Park as did Fagon. We would definitely recommend Tides to anyone wanting to visit this area!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you lovely review Julie. I'm pleased we're everything we promised!
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11 out of 10😎

  • 5 of 5

We felt welcome from the moment we walked through the door to find dog treats left for our pooch. The property was exceptionally clean and bright and the little extras such as foil, kitchen paper towel, salt & pepper too many to mention them all ,made it feel very homely.

Also Debbie's pre holiday info proved very useful, especially the warning about the pot holed entrance road, be warned this is very bumpy.

We would definitely recommend this property, great location, easy walk to the beach and Bacton village which is conveniently located to visit the attractions of the north Norfolk coast and the Broads.

Thanks Debbie we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you score - 11 out of 10, praise indeed! I try to provide a welcoming holiday experience and am so pleased that the little touches were welcome. It does make a great base for travelling from or simply stay and enjoy the beaches; something for everyone. I look forward to a return visit from you sometime.
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right by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay right by the sea, Tides had everything we needed and was very much like home from home. Recommended for a nice break.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Home from home is just what we try and achieve, so you have everything you need, for a perfect break by the sea. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Norwich International Airport
Nearest Barpub
650 Metres
The Duke Pub
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mundesley Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
North Walsham station
Nearest Motorway
350 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Kilometres
Sugar and Spice Cafe
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Bacton beach
Car: recommended


Just two minutes walk from Bacton beach, a sandy beach that comes and goes with the tides. Access is via concrete steps down the sea wall to the beach, with a further set of steps dependent on beach height which varies throughout the season. You'll find a tide clock in the property to help you plan your day. You can walk along the promenade even when the tide is in and a short drive away are other beaches, that remain regardless of the tide.

The beach page on our website Norfolk Coastal Holidays has lots more info.


Car recommended for this destination but there are enough local facilities within walking distance for a short break. Train service to Norwich and then a local service to North Walsham. Taxis available from the station, approx 5 mile drive to the property. Bus service weekdays only. Nearest airport Norwich International 20 miles away. Car Hire available at the airport from Avis, Hertz and Europcar.


We are ideally placed to explore the many seaside towns along the Norfolk Coast, including Cromer, Sheringham and Great Yarmouth, the Norfolk Broads or to the beautiful city of Norwich.

Cromer is 20 minutes away where you will find it's historic pier with a fabulous theatre as well as the lifeboat station. See a show, go crabbing or enjoy fish and chips at No 1, high on the town overlooking the pier. Travel 15 minutes further up the coast to Sheringham and enjoy a steam train ride!

Further Details:

Tides has many good local facilities within a 15 minute walk or nearer.

Well stocked local shop: papers, off licence, general foodstuffs.

Sugar and Spice cafe - on the Coast road, lovely food, excellent ratings on Trip Advisor and dog friendly too!

Bacton fish and chips, a very popular takeaway

Duke pub and Poachers Pocket pub - both dog friendly with good food at Poachers.

Keswick hotel restaurant for a special night out or try the Chinese restaurant - eat in or takeaway.

Venture out in the car and there are lots of dog friendly places to visit and eat at.

You will find everything you need at the three nearest towns, North Walsham, Stalham and Cromer. Local farm shops, banks, chemists, supermarkets, pet shops, markets and more.

Norfolk is full of places to visit, with something around every corner for all the family, young to old and including the family pet. We have lots of information on our website, so once you've booked, do go browsing and decide what you plan to do during your stay with us. There's so much you'll need to come back another time and indeed we have many happy returning guests, now we have been in business for six years!

National Trust properties include Blicking and Felbrigg Hall and the beautiful Sheringham Park. For walkers, try Bacton Woods inland or walk along the coastal path. Children will simply enjoy the beach or take them to Bewilderwood, Amazona Zoo, Pleasurewood Hills, or the many activities in Great Yarmouth.

Visit the seals at Horsey or take a boat trip to Blakeney. Climb Happisburgh Lighthouse on one of its open days, or simply take photos from nearby. Norfolk is a photographers dream! Steam trains, museums, gardens, cinemas, sports facilities, nature reserves - there's everything you could wish for in whatever makes your perfect holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bacton, Norfolk & The Broads

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Mar - 24 May
23 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 May - 28 Jun
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Jun - 12 Jul
29 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Jul - 6 Sep
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Sep - 4 Oct
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Oct - 1 Nov
5 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Nov - 20 Dec
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec - 3 Jan
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Jan - 8 Feb
4 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Due to the changes in this website, the prices quoted, particularly for short breaks, are likely to be incorrect. Please check the table below for our prices, or contact us for an individual quote. The prices are for the whole property and include linen, heating and end of stay clean. Weekly rentals are usually Friday, but can be Monday. Weekend short breaks are for up to 3 nights, Fri to Mon and midweek short breaks are for up to 4 nights, Mon - Fri. Price range from £175 to £400. Dates can be flexible between November and March.
We welcome two to four dogs (size dependent) for just £15 per break of up to four nights. All dogs must be over one year old at the time of the holiday.

Feb 12 - Mar 24 one week £350 Short break £225
Mar 25 - May 26 one week £440 Short break £290
May 27 - Jul 14 one week £480 Short break £310
July 15 - Sept 1 one week £570 Short break £360
Sept 2 - Oct 1 one week £480 Short break £310
Oct 2 - Nov 3 one week £440 Short break £290
Nov 4 - Dec 17 one week £350 Short break £225
Dec 18 - Jan 3 2017 one week £480 Short break £410
Jan 4 - Feb 10 one week £280 Short break £180

Changeover day is either Friday or Monday apart from occasional special promotions. Late deals can be found on my website. Check in is from 3pm and checkout by 10am. Flexible booking is available between November and March

Planning your main week long holiday or fancy a short break? Either way we can help! Contact us via the enquiry form here. We'll reply as soon as we pick up the email. An online booking form must be filled prior to booking confirmation. A booking deposit of £100 or 25% is required with the balance payable two months prior

A booking form must be filled prior to booking confirmation. A booking deposit of £100 or 25% is required with the balance payable two months prior to your holiday. If booked less than two months before the holiday, the full payment is due. We reserve the right to ask for a security deposit of £100 in some instances, approx. two weeks beforehand and refundable within a few days of your departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.