Bacton is ideal for those looking to enjoy the Norfolk coastline without the hustle and bustle that some of the more popular destinations offer. It is the perfect base for a quiet holiday home to unwind in at the end of a busy day sightseeing around Norfolk. There is a friendly village atmosphere and a good range of local amenities including pubs, shops, a children’s playground and a bowling green.
Here you will find a wide sandy beach at low tide, and pools for paddling, however this is mostly covered at high tide – behind the beach is a concrete sea defence with a wide apron that acts as a promenade and extends the full distance of the beach.
Once an important place of pilgrimage, the priory was built in 1113 AD by William de Glanville and was home to the Cluniacs, the Black Monks who purchased a piece of the True Cross, the Bromholme Roode. Ensuing miracles attracted visits by many thousands of pilgrims including King Henry III. The priory was also mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Domesday Book, and was the subject of a prediction in Mother Shiptons Almanac. Today the coastal village opens its doors to the 21st century pilgrims who visit for their holidays.
From this holiday location you can explore the North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads as only a short distance away. Why not taste delicious Cromer crabs and watch the summer end-of-pier shows at Cromer or watch the world go by on the idyllic waterways of the Norfolk Broads.
With easy driving distance to Norwich, with its castle, cathedrals, museums, theatres, restaurants and fine shopping, plus the interesting market towns of Holt, North Walsham and Aylsham – you will have trouble fitting everything in!