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100 BRILLIANT things to do at the Norfolk coast

11 October 2021

You’re coming to the Norfolk coast and you haven’t done your research yet. Don’t despair. Let the Visit Norfolk team take you through all the best things to do while you’re here, so you don’t waste a moment. We’ve got spectacular beaches, wonderful walking and wildlife, iconic attractions and much, much more.

North coast road trip

11 October 2021

Let’s take a trip along the A149 coastal road, from Hunstanton to Cromer, that takes in the gently undulating landscape, pretty coastal villages, flint cottages and lots of welcoming pubs and restaurants… or to get closer still, follow the Norfolk Coast Path.

Help protect Norfolk’s wonderful sand dunes

5 October 2021

Beach-goers are being urged to ‘Respect and Protect’ Norfolk's sand dunes, with some simple tips that can help make a huge difference. Dunes play a vital role in protecting people from floods by creating natural barriers to storms, as well as being home to a wide range of plants and animals. But with more and more people visiting Norfolk’s coast, dunes can get damaged.

The best Norfolk beaches for dogs

4 October 2021

Dogs and responsible owners are welcome on many Norfolk beaches year-round. In fact, on these beaches you’ll look positively under-dressed if you don’t have a canine friend! Check time tides as well, because many of these beaches are best at low tide.

39 fabulous facts about the Norfolk coast

9 September 2021

The first tourists ever to come to the UK, the largest mammoth skeleton ever found, birthplace of our greatest naval hero, the largest seal colony in England and the home of the fish finger… where else but on the Norfolk coast!

Top 10 locations to see why Norfolk’s coast is the most dynamic in the UK

26 August 2021

The last ice age, coastal erosion, longshore drift and the activities of man have all had a huge impact on Norfolk’s changing seashore. Along the 90 miles of coast you’ll be able to witness many dramatic scenes of how the landscape has changed over the last few millennia and earlier into prehistory when Norfolk was the last piece of the British Isles still linked to Continental Europe. Yes, really!

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

23 August 2021

We offer ten of the best beaches in the county for specific activities, including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton. And then we tell you about a few more as well... we've got so many great beaches in Norfolk!

21 things we can’t wait to do this Summer

5 August 2021

School’s out, sun’s out, Summer’s here… it’s time to do some rites of passage of any Norfolk holiday, from eating ice cream to riding a rollercoaster. How many will you do?

Norfolk's top secret beaches

5 August 2021

There are some fabulous beaches on Norfolk's 90+ miles of coast. Some attract thousands like Great Yarmouth, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cromer. And then there are some secret ones, where you can escape the crowds and enjoy beautiful stretches of sand almost on your own. But sssssh... don't tell anyone!

Norfolk's east coast beaches

3 August 2021

There are so many great, family-friendly beaches along the east coast between Gorleston-on-Sea and Cromer, not least magnificent Great Yarmouth, Winterton-on-Sea, Happisburgh, Sea Palling, Hemsby and Horsey. Get ready for fabulous unspoilt sand, often backed with marram-tufted dunes.

Norfolk's north coast beaches

3 August 2021

North Norfolk has a stretch of coast that has amazing variety, from tidal creeks and salt marshes and huge expanses of unspoilt beach to a shingle spit, harbours and rolling cliffs, including Hunstanton, Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Brancaster.

Crabbing in Norfolk

22 July 2021

Catching crabs by a line (also called Gillie-crabbing) is as old as the seaside itself, but how to do it hasn't changed a great deal. So here's how you do it… step by step.

East coast road trip

15 June 2021

From the Norfolk-Suffolk border at Hopton-on-Sea, with the exception of the harbour’s mouth between Gorleston-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth, there is an unbroken stretch of fabulous sandy beach all the way up to north Norfolk. Enjoy a relaxing road trip on the B1159 to Cromer.

North Norfolk - Cotswolds-by-the-Coast

16 March 2021

The Cotswolds are, quite rightly, a wonderful destination to visit in England. But north Norfolk has got everything the land-locked Cotswolds have plus one little extra – it’s by the sea! So not only beautiful rolling countryside, stately homes, gastropubs, amazing wildlife, quaint villages and market towns, but the coast as well!

Rockpooling in Norfolk

7 October 2020

When you’re at the seaside there’s nothing more magical than exploring the depths of a coastal rock pool. Get a glimpse into the depths for an intriguing snapshot of life under the waves – this is the easiest way to get up close to marine wildlife.

The ultimate guide to Norfolk beaches

1 June 2020

Norfolk has some of the best beaches in the country spread across 90 miles of coastline. These include the traditional seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Hunstanton. Holkham is regularly voted the best beach in Britain, and nearby Wells-next-the-Sea, with 200 jaunty beach huts, is definitely among the most picturesque. Tucked away behind marram grass-topped dunes you’ll also find quieter beaches where you’ll be able to escape the crowds.

Sue Moorcroft: Why I set my new book in North Norfolk

16 May 2019

Researching her new book, A Summer to Remember, author Sue Moorcroft fell in love with the north Norfolk coast all over again. But it wasn't just the traditional seaside resorts that she enjoyed, it was finding the quiet, out-of-the-way coastal hamlets... without a mobile signal.

Walk the Norfolk Coastal Path

26 February 2019

For the timeless pleasure of being at one with the natural world try the 45 mile long Norfolk Coastal Path. It can take three days, from Holme-next-the-Sea near Hunstanton where Seahenge was discovered in 1999, across to the delightful Victorian seaside town of Cromer, or push on and head down to the Norfolk-Suffolk border at Hopton-on-Sea, just past Great Yarmouth.

Blue Flag beaches in Norfolk

28 September 2018

North Norfolk has one of the very best stretches of sandy coast in the country according to Keep Britain Tidy who have awarded Blue Flags for Sheringham, Cromer, Mundesley, Sea Palling, East Runton and West Runton, and a seaside award for Wells-next-the-Sea.

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