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Horsey is a wonderful, tranquil place where the Broads come close to meeting the sea – giving you an opportunity to see swallowtail butterflies and seals in a single morning! Start with a gentle guided boat trip on Horsey Mere on the Broads-built wooden pleasure boat Lady Ann, and watch for rare birds such as the marsh harrier, bittern and crane. After that it's a wonderful walk to Horsey Beach, where you've a good chance of spotting grey seals offshore. In December and January they even come on the beach to breed! After lunch you can head up the coast to Sea Palling, and enjoy watersports such as kayaking, or even jetskiing, off the Blue Flag-accredited beach.
Sea Palling Beach
Two of North Norfolk's most attractive beaches are rather off the beaten track, by the neighbouring villages of Sea Palling and Waxham.
Just 10 minutes from the market town of Stalham and the northern reaches of the Norfolk Broads, these sandy miles of shore skirt unique areas of unspoilt natural beauty.
At Sea Palling, impressive artificial flood defence reefs have created wide sandy bays and water sports ranging from swimming to jet skiing are a part of Sea Palling life.
Once known simply as Pawling or Pauling, the village was renamed with its prefix after Edwardian holidaymakers discovered its delights as a beach resort.
The village boasts two public houses with restaurants, a post office/general store, a beachside amusement arcade, cafes, caravan parks, launching facilities for pleasure craft, lifeguards on duty in the high season and car parks to accommodate more than 1000 vehicles.
Waxham has a rural beach, where seals can be seen close in-shore and later in the season with their pups on the beach. Waxham village is also home to one of the largest tithe barns in the country (built in the sixteenth century) where you can get refreshments in a historical setting.
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VenueSea Palling Beach
Located approx 5 miles form Stalham the gateway to the Broads. Good connections to coastal cycle route (Gt Yarmouth to Cromer).
By Public Transport:
Local bus to Stalham and main towns Gt Yarmouth and North Walsham.