Rural holiday on the Norfolk Coast

Cromer pier at night


Norfolk in east England has one of the most unspoilt coastlines. There is the big seaside resort of Great Yarmouth in south east Norfolk which is commercial, busy and attracts thousands of people. However, beyond Great Yarmouth are the Norfolk Broads, an area of waterways, reed beds and flat landscapes where the occasional restored windmill stands watch. Although cruisers ply up and down the Broads, this area is an important bird habitat and is home to waders of all kinds. People come here for fishing trips as well or as a base for exploring coastal Norfolk.


View country cottages in Norfolk


Norfolk Broads

Travel northwards around the Norfolk coast and you will discover amazing beaches of golden sand. The popular towns are Caister-on-Sea, Hemsby and Winterton-on-Sea. There are a good number of holiday parks that have entertained families for decades, attracted by the great beaches and good weather. Watersports are available on the coast, especially where there are plenty of holidaymakers.

East Anglia is the driest part of Britain, with the lowest rainfall. Much of the land is flat and the scenery is of farms, meadows, woodlands and numerous rivers. The absence of hills and quiet rural roads makes Norfolk an ideal destination for cycling holidays. Sometimes it is possible to rent a country cottage in Norfolk that offers their guests free cycle hire. The countryside is wonderful for cycling, view the scenery, stop to explore villages and rest on the beaches.

The beach is sand and shingle up at Mundesley and features colourful beach huts at the back of the sands. Cromer and Sheringham are two more popular seaside resorts that have organised entertainment. Travle along the coast towards Wells-next-the-Sea and there are various nature reserves along the north Norfolk coast such as the Blakeney Nature Reserve , the Holkham National Nature Reserve, Scolt Head Island and Holme Dunes Nature Reserves. Again, these are brilliant haunts for birdwatching or walking. Dogs can be walked along the nature reserve beaches as long as they are on leads.

Norfolk sand dunes and beach

Sand dunes in north Norfolk provide hollows of shelter from the wind when sunbathing or reading a book. Children always love to slide down them or play hide and seek. Norfolk is a really good outdoor holiday destination, just find self-catering accommodation to rent and you could have a whale of a time. Discover the countryside in Norfolk.





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