The unspoilt and very natural north Norfolk Coast and Countryside

 

Norfolk has so much to offer with the untamed North Norfolk Herritage Coast spanning from Hunstanton to Cromer.  As you travel along the coast the scenery changes from cliffs to natural harbours, winding creeks, marshes, and large sandy beaches backed by sand dunes. 

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Coastal Delights

Cromer a traditional fishing village famous for its wonderful Crabs, the Cromer Pier which is ideal for fishing, and is host to the UK's only remaining traditional end of the pier variety show

www.cromer-pier.com

Sherringham is a village on the cliffs overlooking the sea.  The famous North Norfolk Railway is situated on the edge of town and offers steam train trips through some of the best scenery in East Anglia. 

www.nnrailway.co.uk

Blakeneyhas one of the largest expanses of unspoilt coastline in Europe.  It has wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the natural and dynamic coastline which make for an inspiring visit to Blakeney, at any time of the year.  The moving tides, covering pristine saltmarsh or exposing the harbour, combined with the varying light of Norfolk's big skies, create an ever-changing scene.  Blakeney Point, a 3-mile-long sand and shingle spit, is a paradise for all kinds of wildlife.

www.blakeneyonline.co.uk

Wells-Next-The-Sea.  A harbour town, and once a haven for smugglers, and consists of narrow streets and yards leading to the quay.  This part of the coastline forms part of the largest coastal nature reserve in England and Wales.  In winter, visitors include ‘twitchers' flocking to the bird havens along the North Norfolk coast. Bitterns and terns, oyster catchers, avocets and marsh harriers are among the species which make this part of North Norfolk a prime site for birdwatching.

www.wells-guide.co.uk

Holkham, the beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country.  Four miles of white-gold sand, with shells to collect and pine woods to explore.  Holkham Beach is also part of one of the largest Nature Reserves in the country, which is managed by Holkham Estate and is home to many rare species of flora and fauna.  The actress Gwyneth Paltrow walked across Holkham sand at low tide during the closing scenes of the film 'Shakespeare in Love'.

www.holkham.co.uk

Brancaster Staithe, with its nature reserves which are dotted along the coastline are an ideal place for ornithologists to watch migratory birds pass through.  Village life centres around the harbour and its thriving fishing and sailing community.

Burnham Ovary Staithe, is a small coastal village in one of the most attractive areas of the North Norfolk Coast, close to Burnham Market. Sailors, walkers and birdwatchers all enjoy this area immensely. The coast here is a series of creeks and salt marshes often with paths through to the sandy beaches beyond. Most of the coast is protected by the National Trust and other nature trusts, being in the heart of the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that covers much of the North Norfolk Coast.

Norfolk Broads, have been coined ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland’, with just over 200 square kilometres, 125 miles, of  waterways that are navigable, covering seven rivers and 63 Broads.  With plenty of pretty villages and market towns to explore and lovely walks and cycle rides or nature reserves to visit, and plenty of welcoming pubs to set you up for the rest of the day.  The Broads is now the UK's largest nationally protected wetland and an important area for wildlife.

www.norfolkbroads.com