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North Norfolk Beaches Praised for Water Quality

North Norfolk Beaches Praised for Water Quality

Cromer Beach North Norfolk’s beaches have performed well in a new comparison of water cleanliness for summer swimming. UK travel site Holiday Park Guru analysed Environment Agency summer water quality data from hundreds of beaches. There are seven water testing areas in North Norfolk, and all are ranked as either ‘excellent’ (three stars) or ‘good’ (two stars). The three-star resorts are Sheringham, Cromer, West Runton, and East Runton, while the two-star resorts are Wells-next-the-Sea, Mundesley, and Sea Palling. Overall, though, Norfolk…

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Post-Pandemic North Norfolk – what has changed?

Post-Pandemic North Norfolk – what has changed?

The old lifeboat house at Wells-next-the-Sea North Norfolk What I am about to write about is a phenomenon that has affected not just North Norfolk. I am sure that other parts of the UK, where tourism forms a significant portion of the economy, will have noticed a marked increase in visitor numbers. Norfolk’s tourism industry suffered severely during the pandemic, with many jobs lost, business closures and millions of pounds removed from the local economy. Post-pandemic, the recovery has been…

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The Big Freeze of 1962/63

The Big Freeze of 1962/63

A North Norfolk Road during the ‘big freeze’. For many people of my generation, 1962 will be memorable for the ‘big freeze’; however, it was quite a trying year in other ways. I was still at school in 1962 and can remember the anxiety caused by the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the USSR and the US to the brink of nuclear war. In October, that political crisis was resolved to everyone’s relief, only to be followed by the severe…

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Cleanliness Awards for North Norfolk Beaches

Cleanliness Awards for North Norfolk Beaches

  Lifeguard Flag – supervised bathing area between the flags The warmer weather will soon be here. I promise! So, get the bathing costumes, the suntan oil and the beach gear sorted out ready for some relaxing days on North Norfolk’s beaches. Indications are that this tourist season in North Norfolk could see the highest number of visitors ever so you will need to get down onto the beaches early to get the best spots – in my case within…

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National Trust Holiday Properties 2019

National Trust Holiday Properties 2019

I have received an email from the National Trust promoting its holiday accommodation for 2019. There are several delightful properties available in North Norfolk. Many National Trust properties are located on the coast and in the lovely parklands and gardens on NT estates. In North Norfolk, access to the Norfolk Coast Path is convenient from holiday cottages at Blakeney, Cromer, Felbrigg and Upper Sheringham. The range of NT holiday accommodation available is wide in terms of the number of people…

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