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The Norfolk coast covers around 100 miles much of which is designated as the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Around the Sandringham area there are pine forests and the sandy beaches of Hunstanton. There are also sandy beaches in areas such as Wells and Brancaster in North Norfolk. Cromer and Sheringham have been extremely popular seaside resorts for many years. They both have a 'Blue Flag' in recognition of their clean beaches.

The coast is scattered with traditional seaside holiday resorts, small coastal villages with harbours and many stretches of wide sandy beaches. Great Yarmouth is the largest of the Norfolk coastal towns with a pleasure beach, sea life centre, the Wellington and Britannia Piers (built in the 1880's) and traditional pubs, restaurants and amusements on The Golden Mile.

The picturesque Norfolk Broads with it's network of rivers, broads (shallow lakes), marshes and fens is a beautiful area and very popular with visitors who can rent boats for a day or for longer holiday breaks. It is one of the UK's largest nationally protected wetlands.

The Norfolk coastal area is ideal for nature lovers with rambling trails such as Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path going through Holme-next-the-Sea to Cromer. There are the AONB's and varied wildlife. Blakeney, Cley and Wells in particular are outstanding areas for wildlife and bird watching, with bitterns, terns, oyster catchers, avocets and marsh harriers to be found. You can take boat trips to Blakeney Point and Scroby Sands to see the seals basking.

 

Norfolk Map

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Norfolk places

Blakeney - Brancaster - Burnham Market - Caister-on-Sea - California - Cromer - Dersingham - Gorleston-on-Sea - Great Yarmouth - Happisburgh - Heacham - Hemsby - Horsey - Hunstanton - King's Lynn - Mundesley - Sea Palling - Sheringham - Thornham - Wells-next-the-Sea - Winterton-on-Sea

 

East Runton beach photo

East Runton beach photo

Blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
Top 5 Coastal Breaks
December 12, 2011

 

Some of our Norfolk favourites from Twitter

The #bird / #whale board from Cley Marshes! Water pipits, golden plover and Lapland bunting seen today http:

30 Oct 13

Fancy a traditional seaside holiday? Heacham has been doing it for years... #ohidoliketobebesidetheseaside #Norfolk http://t.co/DDhyjfaFFT

15 May 13

Today's find: a rare view of #Cromer's Hotel Metropole as was, taken from #Cromerchurch tower in 1963. http://t.co/jy4HCqtaTz

11 Sep 13

@ukseries How about this for a view from Cromer lighthouse, thats Cromer in the distance. http://t.co/tBmXVTTa7x

5 Jun 13

A few Norfolk places to go

East Runton beach

East Runton is a small village near Cromer with a sweeping sandy beach

East Runton beach, Cromer, Norfolk

Gorleston beach

Just south of Great Yarmouth is Gorleston-on-Sea. Great sandy beach, yacht pond,...

Gorleston beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk

Here's our Norfolk coastal gallery...

East Runton beach photoThe forest at Sandringham EstateBrittania Pier EntranceLog flume at Pleasure BeachHunstanton CliffsBeach hutWells-next-the-Sea harbourPowered paraglider over Hunstanton beachGorleston beach yacht pondGorleston beach Marine ParadeHappisburgh pill box on beach

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