Our North Norfolk coastline is awarded 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and it really isn't hard to see why when you visit our many beautiful beaches right on the doorstep. A diverse landscape boasting centuries of ecological and historic character, there is so much more to our coastline than just beach huts and sandcastles.
Award winning Wells beach is best known for its sand dunes, pinewoods and the iconic colourful beach huts that line the horizon. Forming part of Holkham Estate, if you are a keen walker, then trek a few miles along the golden sands and you will arrive at Holkham. For the bird watchers among you, wells beach is a popular nesting ground for oyster catchers, ringed plovers and many more. The pinewoods is a great place to explore, build dens and collect pinecones. You may even stumble across a secret rope swing hidden within the wood! You can access the pinewoods directly from the beach via a boardwalk and steps.
Part of Brancaster Estate and run by the National Trust, Brancaster beach is a 4 mile expanse of golden sands, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and building sand castles. Seeking more of a thrill? A popular pastime in designated zones on the beach is Kite Surfing. Nearby is the little fishing village of Brancaster Staithe. Once a busy port for sailing ships in the 1800s, Brancaster Staithe now has a thriving fishing industry.
At 151 metres long, this traditional Victorian pier has been a formidable presence on our coastline for centuries. Travelling down the Promenade to the end of the pier and you reach the theatre. Cromer Pier is one of only five seaside piers in the UK that still has a fully working theatre, drawing in thousands of visitors all year round, 'The Cromer Pier Show' is one of the most spectacular pier shows in England. Enjoy refreshments on the quarterdeck, at the Pavilion Bar or treat the family to Ice Creams at the traditional kiosk. The pier head is home to the Lifeboat Station and the Henry Blogg Museum that is open to visitors to come and explore. Whether you are visiting the pier or the seaside town itself, Cromer is a lovely day out for all the family, and states to have the best crab in Norfolk.... We shall let you decide...
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