Norfolk has 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, with 6 striking beaches, all with sloped paved access which makes them all easily accessible from the promenade. It is most famous for its man-made broads, with over 125 miles of lock-free waterways!
Not only has Norfolk got various beaches to explore, it also sports great countryside and seaside towns. It is a historical area, and the county has always taken pride in treasuring its heritage with a wide range of museums and sites that are available to visit all year round. There are also mini golf ranges, fairground rides and amusement parks to keep you entertained.
Cromer is one of the coastal towns in Norfolk and is proudly known as ‘The Gem of the Norfolk Coast”. The town is situated on top of the naturally shaped cliffs and has several paths that meander down from the town to the sandy beaches below. A visit to Cromer is defiantly incomplete without going crabbing. Fishing is a large part of the lifestyle in Cromer town, which means there are several shops from which you can buy a fresh crab sandwich or salad. Crabbing begins in March and continues through summer until Autumn, and it is free to do off of Cromer pier. Crabbing kits can be purchased from almost all local shops so be sure to have a go!
Although the views of nature and wildlife are already overwhelming from the seashore, nothing beats a Norfolk Broads boat trip to really get the best views. For example, a Blakeney Point boat trip will spoil you with the display of around 500 grey and common seals, that have settled there. Some winters, this makes the biggest colony in England, with around 2500 pups. The point is also home to countless birds that can be spotted from the tour.
Another village along the Norfolk Coast is Sandringham, which encompasses the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has privately housed four generations of British Monarchs. The house has 24 hectares of perfectly manicured gardens, within the 8,000-hectare estate. Visiting the estate is an amazing opportunity, with trails for cycling, walking and children’s play areas. There are also refreshments available at the Visitor Centre.