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A-Z of the Norfolk seaside

A is for AONB

10 April 2017

A is for Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - a treasured and protected place on the Norfolk coast.

B is for beach huts

10 April 2017

Norfolk has many places coastal towns and resorts where you can life the high life and hire a beach hut - but the best location has to be Wells-next-the-Sea.

C is for Cromer

10 April 2017

Cromer is a fantastic seaside resort to take the family - and has been since Victorian times. One of its many highlights is Cromer Pier, which has the world's last end-of-pier theatre.

D is for dunes

10 April 2017

Never had the joy of jumping from a marram-topped sandy dune? Then it's time to visit Norfolk... we have loads along our 90-plus miles of seaside.

E is for end-of-the-pier

10 April 2017

Cromer, in north Norfolk, has the world's last end-of-pier theatre, the Pavilion Theatre, which puts on shows throughout the year, and two special variety shows in the summer and winter.

F is for fish and chips

10 April 2017

No visit to the seaside is complete without freshly-fried fish and chips, soused in vinegar and liberally sprinkled with salt and you'll find none better than at the seaside resorts of Norfolk

G is for Great Yarmouth

10 April 2017

Yarmouth is Great because it's a GREAT British seaside resort and fun runs through it like a stick of the rock you can buy on the seafront Golden Mile.

H is for Hunstanton

10 April 2017

We call Hunstanton 'Sunny Hunny' because, whatever the weather, this fantastic seaside resort will put a smile on your face. It's also the only east coast resort that faces west!

I is for ice cream

10 April 2017

No trip to the seaside is complete without a walk along the Prom with an ice cream - preferably with a 99 stuck in it too!

J is for Joy!

10 April 2017

Whatever you do at the Norfolk seaside, from dune jumping and seeing the seals to visiting the attractions on Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile, you won't leave without a big smile face on your face.

K is for kitesurfing

10 April 2017

Woohoo! There's nothing as exhilarating as flying over the waves and in the air when you're kitesurfing, and Norfolk has some great places to do it, particularly Hunstanton.

L is for lobsters and crabs

10 April 2017

Okay, we're going to let you into a secret here. You ready? North Norfolk has such succulent, meaty, tasty lobsters and crabs because just offshore from Sheringham and Cromer is… get this… the longest chalk reef in the world. Yes, really!

M is for mussels

10 April 2017

Once referred to as the 'poor man's shellfish', because they were cheap and plentiful, mussels can be a meal for royalty, let alone a poor man! Thankfully, they're still relatively cheap, plentiful and sustainable, and you can find them all around the Norfolk coast.

N is for National Trust

10 April 2017

They're world famous for looking after our wonderful stately homes, but the National Trust has also been championing our coastline since 1895, allowing visitors to enjoy its rare beauty and also protecting it for future generations.

O is for oysters

10 April 2017

Sometimes referred to as the dustbins of the deep, at other times as Princes of the Sea, we prefer the latter... and they're particularly good when you visit Norfolk

P is for paddling

10 April 2017

You're sitting on the beach, looking at that beautiful briny, but you just can't pluck up enough courage to put in your swimming cozzy and got all in. So, it's the next best thing. Shoes and socks off, roll up the trouser legs and get your toes tingling with the feel of tangy salt water.

Q is for quiet

10 April 2017

Norfolk has lots of resort beaches where the decibel levels are high, but where can you escape to for a bit of peace and quiet while you settle down by the seaside? Let us show you...

R is for rollercoaster

10 April 2017

Gt Yarmouth's Pleasure Beach rollercoaster is the only remaining wooden one of its kind in the UK (one of only eight in the world) and one of only two remaining where a brakeman is required to ride with the train, to control its speed - as there are NO BRAKES on the track! Gulp!

S is for sand

10 April 2017

You want sand? You've come to the right place. Norfolk has over 90 miles of coast and A LOT OF IT is a spectacular array of sandy beaches, enormous wide open spaces to rest and relax, or run around and build sandcastles.

T is for theatres

10 April 2017

There are five seaside theatres in Norfolk, at Sheringham, Gorleston-on-Sea, Hunstanton and Great Yarmouth, but we think Cromer's has the best story.

U is for umbrellas

10 April 2017

Norfolk is the combined/sunniest part of the country but occasionally rain comes in from Wales or Scotland, so here's some ideas for what to do...

V is for Voila!

10 April 2017

You want a holiday or short break by the coast, with fabulous beaches, great food and drink, lots of accommodation types to choose from, and lots to do when you don't want to just kick back and relax. Voila! Welcome to Norfolk!

W is for wildlife

10 April 2017

Norfolk is famous for its birdlife – we think it's the birdwatching capital of the UK. And whatever time of year, there's plenty to see around the coast at four major reserves.

X is for xenophobia (not!)

10 April 2017

Norfolk is one of the friendliest places you'll ever encounter - we've been welcoming tourists to this county for over 850,000 years! Yes, it's true, the first tourists ever to arrive in the UK entered through Norfolk...

Y is for Yomping the Norfolk Coast Path

10 April 2017

Norfolk's 45 mile Coast Path takes in some of the most stunning scenery in the county. Start at Old Hunstanton and head to Cromer. Do it in one go, over a few days, or take it in chunks - using the brilliant Coastal Hopper bus.

Z is for zoos

10 April 2017

As well as wonderful natural wildlife on the Norfolk coast, there are also some fantastic zoos to visit as well, including every kind of exotic animal you can think of.

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