Cantley is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Cantley, Limpenhoe and Southwood, in the English county of Norfolk. Cantley is within the Broads Special Protection Area. The village lies on the north bank of the River Yare, some 17 km east of the city of Norwich, 15 km south-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and the same distance north-west of the Suffolk town of Lowestoft.
Cantley is well known for its sugar beet factory, which was the second sugar beet processing factory in the UK (after Lavenham, Suffolk), but the first to be successful, constructed in 1912. It is now owned by British Sugar. It is one of only four factories responsible for processing all of the UK’s sugar beet crop. In 2008-09 the factory featured in the local press regarding a planning application to expand the site to allow it to produce cane sugar from raw materials sourced from developing countries. The factory also supports the local community with many projects, most recently providing part funding for the reconstruction of the village staithe and moorings on the river Yare.