Brancaster Staithe cottages
Brancaster Staithe and neighbouring Brancaster are lovely coastal villages, which have so much to offer, making them an ideal holiday home location at any time of the year. There is a wonderful sandy beach, numerous coastal and countryside walks, a golf course, tennis courts and excellent sailing from Brancaster Staithe.
You will be spoilt for choice as there are three well known pubs, The Jolly Sailors, The Ship and The White Horse within the two villages all serving great food.
The area is abound with numerous opportunities for bird watchers with the RSPB reserve at Titchwell two miles away, which can be reached on foot along the coast path.
For a good overview of the coast at Brancaster, we would recommend you take a walk or cycle inland up Common Lane. In less than a mile this narrow road leads gently uphill to Barrow Common, where there are plenty of fantastic views over Brancaster harbour, Scolt Head, Brancaster golf course and even west across the Wash. On a clear day you can even see the wind turbines over on the Lincolnshire shore!
Also consider taking a boat trip across to Scolt Head from Brancaster Staithe – this four mile stretch of sand dunes & salt marsh is often described as “the finest example of an offshore barrier island in the UK,” although it may appear you can walk directly to it, we would suggest you shouldn’t attempt this as the tide comes in very quickly, with strong rip currents and the island is completely cut off at high tide.
With the lovely village of Burnham Market just a short drive away with its excellent range of shops, restaurants and pubs it is easy to see why this area of Norfolk is such a popular holiday destination.