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The normally busy Easter break in North Norfolk looks likely to be a very quiet affair and sadly a lot of businesses will suffer financially. Let’s hope that things will return to normal as soon as possible so that the whole holiday season is not a total loss for the Norfolk hospitality industry. As soon as you are able please visit beautiful North Norfolk again.
Enjoy North Norfolk 2020!
Will you be taking a short break or a longer holiday in North Norfolk in 2020? If so, my site is an authoritative North Norfolk information service that will help you plan your time in our beautiful county. Visit the About page to learn about me and why I claim to be an authority on this part of “Nelson’s County”.
We all like to peruse the glossy travel brochures but they don’t tell you about the very best Norfolk beaches, off-the-beaten-track picnic spots and other gems the tourists seldom find.
I won’t waste time on negative reviews. I will direct you to what is best, different and unusual in this unique part of Norfolk – what I think you will enjoy when taking a Norfolk holiday.
Burnham Overy Staithe to Sheringham, Cromer and North Norfolk’s Far East
A short distance on the road north from my birthplace of Holt brings you to what I believe is one of the finest coastlines in all of England.
Stretching from Burnham Overy Staithe in the west, to my personal ‘turn the car around’ point of Horsey in the east, lies a diverse landscape of salt marshes butted up against shingled shorelines; reclaimed marsh that in the summer months is grazed by cattle and sheep; wide expanses of sandy beach, cliffs dotted pink with clumps of thrift and sand dunes spiked with marram grass.
There are several nature reserves, harbour villages with pretty cottages constructed of red brick and the local flint, stately homes, extensive woodlands and bustling market towns.
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Norfolk has strong bonds with royalty. Her Majesty the Queen’s extensive Sandringham Estate, with its excellent visitor centre, is located near King’s Lynn.
Celebrities from the world of entertainment also seem to like us; several have houses in the Burnham Market area.
What Norfolk does not have
- We decided many years ago not to join the nation’s motorway network. The main entry route to Norfolk is the A11 that leads to the city of Norwich.
- Heavy industry.
- Urban sprawl.
- Crime – not completely lacking but according to Home Office statistics, Norfolk now has the lowest rate in England.
The way to discover what North Norfolk has to offer is to come here and explore. I would be very surprised if you do not return again and again. Cornwall: where’s that?
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The piece below is still true in every respect but sadly, walking on the coast is going to have to wait for many of us that are self-isolating due to the health crisis. That will, of course, pass and we will be able to get out and about once again, hopefully before too long. If you do go out obey the two metre rule.
The coast of North Norfolk is beautiful at any time of the year so get out the walking boots and enjoy a day on the coastal path. Wrap up warm and come when the north westerlies blow and the clouds skitter across the sky like the sails of racing yachts. Watch the waters being whipped up and spume dancing off the crests of the waves. The fine sand that blows across the beaches will sting your face and you will taste salt on your lips. You might never feel as cold again anywhere, but what a rewarding experience you will have had.
Tides at Cromer the Gem of the Norfolk Coast
09 April 2020
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