The North Norfolk coastal village of Stiffkey is set in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has one of the richest saltmarshes for wildlife in the country, providing excellent opportunities for both ornithology and walking.
Famous for its cockles, the “Stewky Blues” which are given this name from being stained blue due to the mud they live in - can be great fun to collect, along with Stiffkey Samphire which originally was known as the poor man’s asparagus but now features in many Michelin Stared restaurants as a delicacy, including Morston Hall which is found in the next village along the coast.
Stiffkey has a real traditional county pub in the village with its stone floor, open fires and wooden pews – At, The Red Lion, you can be assured a very warm welcome and discover delicious home cooked food; they also pride themselves on using fresh locally sourced ingredients – such as Morston Mussels and Cromer Crabs.
The stunning award winning sandy beaches at Holkham and Wells are just four miles along the coast and we would recommend taking a boat trip from nearby Blakeney or Morston to see the colony of seals at Blakeney point - a great unique experience to see wildlife in its natural surroundings. Also on certain trips they land on the point, giving you chance to stretch your legs on this beautiful strip of beach and walk to the old lifeboat house, now an information centre owned by the national trust.
The oldest and most famous Wildlife Trust nature reserve, in Cley is found just a little further along the coast road and the stylish market towns of Holt and Burnham Market are just a short drive away making it easy to see why Stiffkey is very popular Norfolk holiday destination.