Located on the River Great Ouse, King’s Lynn is a mere 4 miles from the mud flats and inner tidal banks of the Wash, a broad multiple estuary where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire and both border the North Sea. There is no King’s Lynn Beach but In my guide, I’ll share with you all the best beaches within easy reach of King’s Lynn plus information about parking and facilities, and lots of top tips for an amazing beach day.
Hunstanton is a lively resort town in beautiful West Norfolk. Known locally as ‘sunny Hunny’, Hunstanton is one of Norfolk’s top seaside towns and makes a perfect base for a Norfolk holiday or day out. This round-up of all the best things to do in Hunstanton and the surrounding area plus recommendations for places to stay and where to eat will help you plan your next trip. Here are my top Hunstanton highlights.
The beautiful county of Norfolk is home to some of the best dog-friendly beaches in the country. From the vast and empty beaches of North Norfolk to the bustling shores of the Sunrise Coast, there’s something for every type of dog and their owner. With two cockapoos to keep exercised, I’m familiar with Norfolk’s beaches and where best to take your dog, and in this post I’ll share information about beach restrictions and dog-friendly facilities for you and your furry friend.
The North Norfolk Railway is one of Norfolk’s most popular heritage attractions and offers many ways of travelling on one of their fantastic steam trains from the seaside town of Sheringham to Holt. I decided to take a 5.5 mile steam journey on the Norfolk Fryer, the North Norfolk Railway’s fish and chip train to find out for myself whether the North Norfolk Railway is really as good as they say!
The star of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast, Happisburgh is a fascinating place to explore, with an ever-changing coastline and beach, icnoic buildings and a rich history spanning thousands of years. Don’t be out off by the stories of coastal erosion, there a surprising amount to see and do in Happisburgh and it is safe – you won’t be falling into the sea from the cliffs!
A pretty Victorian seaside village, Mundesley is tucked away in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the east and north Norfolk coast meet, and is a haven of peace and tradition. With a delightful village centre and old-world charm of brick and flint cottages and thatched roofs, Mundesley will appeal if you’re looking for a quieter alternative to Cromer, and a good starting point for local walking, including Paston Way and the Norfolk Coast Path.
A long-established seaside resort on Norfolk’s west coast, Heacham is a great bucket and spade destination, known for fantastic sunsets and family-friendly beaches. If good old-fashioned fun, holiday activities and getting the most from your budget are important, then Heacham makes a fantastic choice for your next family holiday.
A small coastal village in North Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Thornham offers remote peace and tranqulity surrounded by huge skies and atmospheric marshes. Don’t come to Thornham expecting a bucket and spade destination, but if you’re looking for fantastic coastal walking, unique wildlife encounters and the real Norfolk, then you’ll find it in Thornham.