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.

welcome to north norfolk

North Norfolk is now open for holidays to visitors from the UK. Please check the Covid-19 restrictions to help plan your trip and remember to book ahead. 
Plan your 2021 holiday and find out how you can enjoy your visit safely, taking care of each other as well as our coast and countryside. See you soon!
 

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enjoying north norfolk without a car

There are plenty of ways to travel to and around north Norfolk without a car. Take the train (and even a steam train!), enjoy breath-taking scenery from the bus, hire a boat or paddle your own way around in a canoe or stand up paddleboard. You can even rent a bike that is delivered to your accommodation or try an e-bike for the extra pedal power. Get off the beaten track and walk the many coastal and countryside trails while taking in amazing views.

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DAYS OF FUN AT NORTH NORFOLK ATTRACTIONS

North Norfolk is home to a huge range of award-winning family-friendly outdoor and indoor attractions, to be enjoyed whatever time of year you visit, come rain or shine. There really is something for everyone. 

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 fun.

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hidden gems along THE DEEP HISTORY COAST

Some of the world's most significant natural assets have been discovered on north Norfolk's unique Deep History Coast. Follow the Discovery Trail with fact revealing Discovery Points along the way and enjoy a journey back in time. Enjoy fossil hunting, rock pooling, visit attractions and explore beautiful beaches. See our hidden gems along this stretch, away from the crowds, where you can find unique things to do and see, delve into north Norfolk's past and discover your own piece of deep history.

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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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