Happisburgh (pronounced Hazeboro) is a delightful seaside village on the North-East coast of Norfolk. It's of considerable historic charm with many quirky thatched cottages and a handsome church, whose tower top is accessible to visitors - if you dare to brave the dizzy heights!
It is an instantly recognisable place thanks to its distinctive red and white banded lighthouse, which is open to the public during the summer months and is the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia. The village was put on the map back in 1990 when the repainting of the lighthouse became the object of a challenge for the “Challenge Anneka” television programme.
There are some lovely coastal and rural walks in the area, notably the cliff top path on a crisp winter’s day when the sea is at its wildest will certainly blow the cobwebs away. The village pub - The Hill House serves good quality beer, home cooked food including a Sunday Carvery, and breakfasts every day. The nearby coastal village of Mundesley is a beautiful spot, popular with families for its clean sandy beach and calm waters. Here you will also find a selection of shops and eateries.
Despite being on the coast you are also only a short drive away from the capital of the Broads – Wroxham which has Roys known locally as “probably the largest village shop in the world!” Wroxham Barns, a great day out for all ages and many opportunities to explore the Broads further by boat making this a great holiday location to be based in.