north norfolk's official visitor guide

Situated on the east coast of England, North Norfolk has 45 miles of stunning coastline, Blue Flag beaches, the unique Deep History Coast and breath-taking countryside.

know before you go when you visit north norfolk

Summer is finally here, lockdown has eased and we look forward to welcoming you back to north Norfolk. Before traveling, please read the lastest official Government guidelines relating to COVID-19 and check ahead to see any new procedures local businesses have put in place (such as advanced ticketing) so you're in the know before you go. Please follow measures put in place in our towns, countryside and coast and act with consideration for those around you for the duration of your visit. That way, we can all respect, protect and enjoy north Norfolk, and the people who live and visit here, and enjoy summer safely. See you soon.

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Things may be a little different but you can still be sure of a great time by planning your day out in advance and pre-booking your visit. There are measures in place to keep everyone safe while having a fun day out. Find out more and pre-book.

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE Deep History Coast

Imagine taking a journey back in time to a day when early humans roamed the land and encountered amazing megafauna as part of daily life. Well, you can experience exactly that virutally, by watching our Deep History Coast film. See the journey along the Discovery Trail with Discovery Points along the way which trigger our Deep History Coast app and bring the past back to life before your very eyes! You can look forward to exploring museums and exhibitions, go fossil hunting and immerse yourself in the Discovery Zone at the Visitor Centre.
What will you discover on the Deep History Coast?

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INSPIRATION FOR A FUTURE SHORT BREAK

If you're looking for a short break over the summer, watch our film to see what you can discover in just a few days! You can explore so much during a weekend in north Norfolk! Discover historical hidden treasures, beautiful scenery and charming market and seaside towns. Wonder at the wildlife on nature reserves and have family fun on the award-winning and Blue Flag beaches. You can even see Norfolk's only flour producing watermill in action - all within a stone's throw of each other! There's something for everyone which makes north Norfolk the natural choice for a short break.

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Broads Town and Villages
Broads National Park

Broads Town & Villages

Discover the traditional villages & towns of Wroxham, Hoveton, Horning, Coltishall & Stalham, located around the Broads. Perfect for boating holidays & exploring the Broads National Park. Click to read more..
Sea Palling
Sea Palling Beach

Sea Palling

A quiet family seaside resort with sand dunes, beach & calm sea, ideal for families. The village offers plenty of places to stay with shops & cafes. Click to read more...
Happisburgh
Happisburgh Lighthouse

Happisburgh

This coastal village is best known for its striped lighthouse, looking over a dramatic coastline. Follow the Norfolk Coast Path to Sea Palling or Mundesley. Click to read more...
North Walsham
North Walsham

North Walsham

A traditional centre for weaving and home to Nelson's school. There is a wide range of shops, cafes & restaurants. Near to the countrtyside, Broads National Park & coast. Click to read more...
Alysham
Aylsham

Alysham

The market town of Aylsham lies by the River Bure. There is a nearby stately home & heritage railway, shops, pubs & tea-rooms. Ideal for exploring the countryside. Click to read more...
Reepham
Reepham

Reepham

A pretty market town set in picturesque countryside between the Wensum & Bure Valleys. Home to attractive Georgian buildings, places to stay, shops & restaurants. Click to read more...
Mundesley
Mundesley Beach

Mundesley

A traditional seaside village with shops, cottages & B&Bs, Blue Flag beach & shallow rock pools. Home to the Maritime Museum & a nine-hole golf course. Lovely scenic walks. Click to read more...
Cromer
Cromer Pier

Cromer

Cromer, a traditional seaside resort is renowned for carnivals, museums & pier with theatre. Perfect for families, crabbing & water sports. Plenty of places to eat seafood & the famous Cromer crab. Click to read more...
Holt
Holt

Holt

Historic Georgian Holt is home to art galleries, antique & book shops and cafes. With plenty of places to stay, Holt is ideally situated near to the coast & a country park. Click to read more...
Sheringham
Sheringham Beach

Sheringham

A traditional seaside town, known for its carnivals & Blue Flag beach. Plenty of places to stay and the town has lots of shops, pubs & cafes. Click to read more...
Cley
Cley Marshes

Cley

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cley's shingle beach, salt marshes & nature reserve are ripe for exploring & birdwatching. Click to read more....
Blakeney
Blakeney in North Norfolk

Blakeney

The pretty coastal village of Blakeney is home to galleries, shops & eateries overlooking the estuary & salt marshes. Take a boat trip to the seal colonies at Blakeney Point. Click to read more...
Walsingham
Walsingham

Walsingham

Walsingham, on the banks of the River Stiffkey, has a long history of religious pilgrimage since the 11th century. Explore historic buildings & ride on a narrow gauge steam railway. Click to read more...
Fakenham
Fakenham

Fakenham

Just ten miles from the coast, Fakenham is a traditional working market town, home to a racecourse, nature reserve, museum, golf course & historical hall. Great countryside for cycling & walking. Click to read more...
Wells Next the Sea
Wells-next-the-sea

Wells-next-the Sea & Holkham

Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham have stunning expansive beaches, home to seals & birds. Visit Holkham's Palladian hall and try crabbing at Wells Harbour. Click to read more...
The Burnhams
Burnham Overy Staithe

The Burnhams

A pretty family of villages close to the coast, beaches & nature reserves. Ideal for sailing and enjoying local produce & freshly caught seafood. Great shopping in Burnham Market. Click to read more...
Brancaster
Brancaster Staithe

Brancaster

Brancaster & Brancaster Staithe are best known for excellent shellfish, great beach & lovely marshland views. A perfect spot for sailing & walking along the Norfolk Coast Path. Click to read more..
Heacham and Hunstanton
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Heacham & Hunstanton

Heacham & Hunstanton are west-facing resorts on England's east coast. See the Hunstanton striped cliffs & the quiet beaches at Heacham, a town with links to Pocahontas. Click to read more...

North Norfolk, home to the Deep History Coast, has a unique coastline of unspoilt, award-winning beaches including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Brancaster, and Blue Flag beaches in Sheringham, Cromer, Mundesley, Sea Pallng and East and West Runton. 

Head inland to the countryside with its rich agricultural roots and discover market towns and villages, home to eateries, shops and artisans, as well as museums, stately homes and places of cultural and historical interest.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, north Norfolk is home to much of The Broads National Park, Britain's largest protected wetland, salt marshes, as well as several nature reserves of international importance, making north Norfolk a haven for wildlife and birds, and great for walking.

North Norfolk is also renowned for its great local produce, which can be enjoyed at the many pubs, restaurants and cafes. Head to the farmers’ markets and local shops to try a variety of food and drink unique to the area including fresh seafood and locally produced beer.

For somewhere to stay, there is plenty of choice to suit need and budget. From camping to boutique hotels, from cottages to holiday parks and boating holidays, there’s something for everyone. And as Norfolk is the driest county in the UK, it's perfect to visit all year round.

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