get outdoors in north norfolk
North Norfolk has 45 miles of coast with award winning beaches which are unspoilt, clean, safe, family as well as dog-friendly and beautiful all year round. Enjoy the huge expanses of sands at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-next-the Sea with its colourful beach huts. Discover the famous striped cliffs and rock pools at Hunstanton, an east coast resort that faces west towards the sun, giving it the name, Sunny Hunny. Blue Flag beaches can be found at Cromer North, Sea Palling, Sheringham and Mundesley, all perfect for family days out with traditional seaside charm. Head to West Runton on the Deep History Coast, for rock pooling and beachcombing where you just might uncover an ancient fossil, not far from where the infamous 600,000 year old mammoth skeleton was found.
discover north norfolk
North Norfolk is perfect for outdoor activities such as kite-boarding, surfing, paddle boarding & horse-riding. Try crabbing at Cromer Pier, Blakeney or Wells Harbour. If golf's your game, Brancaster & Cromer are renowned for their royal golf courses and you will find equally attractive courses at Fakenham, Hunstanton, Sheringham & Mundesley.
Visit any time of the year and discover wildlife unique to the area. Don't miss the seals at Blakeney Point in the summer and if you nip back in winter, you'll see the new born seal pups as well as the pink footed geese at Brancaster Staithe & Holkham. Rare birds pay the odd visit due to north Norfolk’s proximity to the European continental mainland. Head to one of the nature reserves to get up close to some of Norfolk’s most unique species.
The coast & countryside is great for walking & cycling. Amble along the quiet country roads or take one of the formal trails such as the Norfolk Coast Path while taking in some of England's most exhilarating scenery.
Finally, north Norfolk is home to much of the Broads National Park, Britain's largest protected wetland & third largest inland waterway. It's also home to over a quarter of the rarest plants & animals in the UK. Take a guided boat tour, paddle by canoe or hire a boat for a holiday. You can also explore by wheels or foot – hire a bike or take a stroll down the array of footpaths surrounding the broads.