North Norfolk Coast visitor guide

Seals basking under big skies, beautiful beaches, fresh local seafood and charismatic seaside towns to fall in love with…

Have you ever cockled, caught a crab, picked samphire, travelled by steam train, watched a show at the end of a pier or visited seals in their natural habitat by boat? Well, now’s the time. Blakeney quay is our favourite spot for crabbing, and Morston’s the place to catch a boat to see the seals. Pick samphire at Stiffkey, or head to West Runton for fossil-hunting and rockpooling – perhaps you’ll discover the next mammoth skeleton. Peruse the independent shops and galleries in prestigious Burnham Market and Holt, or pop on your glad rags for a show at the Sheringham Little Theatre or Cromer Pavilion. The latter hosts the only end-of-the-pier summer show of its kind in Europe. Catch the steam train at Sheringham, or hop on at Wells to explore Walsingham’s historic shrine. Don’t miss Cley with its smokehouse, deli, pottery and Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Spy, and be sure to visit Wells-next-the-Sea. A fashionable seaside town with fantastic shopping on Staithe Street and a vast beach lined with candy coloured beach huts backed by pine trees. It’s been crowned the UK’s most dog-friendly beach and café, so be sure to take your four-legged friend too.

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