It’s no secret that Norfolk isn’t the the most mountainous in the country, but that does mean you have huge skies to enjoy… as well as stunning sunsets. We’ve looked around the county to find some of the best spots to see them…
Count the beach huts and take a stroll through the pine woods. If it’s low tide you could take a walk to find the seashore… it’s about a mile away!
Cromer’s Victorian pier has the last end-of-pier theatre in the country with year-round shows, particularly during the Summer and at Christmas.
Take a boat trip to see the seal colony on Blakeney Point, the largest colony in the country.
Enjoy the view from Mousehold Heath and pick out the landmarks such as both cathedrals, City Hall and St Peter Mancroft Church.
Peaceful Waveney Valley on the Norfolk-Suffolk border is a great place to explore on foot… or hire a canoe.
The view is a bit different from when the Romans built a brick and flint fort here two thousand years ago… in those what is now Halvergate Marshes would have been a huge estuary that allowed galleys to be sailed all the way to the Roman town at Venta Icenorum near Norwich.
Cley Marshes at sunset, with Cley Windmill visible on the left. Purchased in 1926, the marshes made up England’s first Wildlife Trust reserve and remain one of the best birdwatching spots in the country.
Burnham Overy Staithe
The spot where Lord Horatio Nelson, who was born at nearby Burnham Thorpe, learnt to sail.
The flat land of south Norfolk made it perfect for the concrete airfields of the US Mighty Eighth Air Force, including Buckenham where the legendary Hollywood actor James Stewart served as base commander – and led his men into daring raids over Nazi-occupied Europe.
Hunstanton is the only east coast resort that faces West so you’re guaranteed spectacular sunsets over The Wash.
The Broads National Park
This is Turf Fen Windmill reflecting in the River Ant at sunset, but pretty much anywhere in the Broads is a great place to enjoy the last of the day.
Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain, located on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. You may not be able to see the wood for the trees, but you can still enjoy a sunset.