The Telegraph of the 29th of January featured a piece about desirable coastal locations in the UK. North Norfolk received three mentions - Overstrand, Brancaster and Brancaster Staithe. David…
Overstrand on the North Norfolk coast is an ideal location for quieter family holidays. The beach is sandy and is never overcrowded. Local amenities include an excellent village stores, a public house, a cafe, a sports club with a bar open to the public, a shop where locally caught crabs and lobsters can be purchased, a holiday park and a hotel.
To the casual visitor Overstrand is a pleasant but unremarkable Norfolk coastal village. There is a good beach, a village shop and post office, a clifftop cafe and a good public house; a great place to spend a summer's day. However, there is more to Overstrand than meets the eye. I will be detailing some of the village's unusual features in a later article. The Sea Marge Hotel is an impressive building at the eastern end of the high street and is a unique place to stay and a great place to dine.
If you like to relax on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and one of the broadsheets, you will undoubtedly have noticed the more regular appearance of articles relating to the north coast of Norfolk. The feature writers currently seem to be having a love affair with the area of the coast between Hunstanton and Cromer. This interest has been fuelled by the soaring price of the region’s property over recent years. Due to the growing demand for pretty Norfolk cottages as second homes, particularly during the 80s boom, this area has become increasingly fashionable with the rich and famous. In contrast, the coast from Cromer to Horsey is nowhere near as popular with those searching for a second home by the sea, and the holidaymakers visit in far fewer numbers, but that was not always the case.