North Norfolk Coast


Blakeney Point, North Norfolk Coast  (Jan Duplnszki/Shutterstock)

Blakeney Point, North Norfolk Coast (Jan Duplnszki/Shutterstock)

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Why Go To The North Norfolk Coast?

What's the likelihood you'll get to East Anglia this year? Norfolk'n chance. Groan! Just some of things you can do on the North Norfolk coast that you can't do anywhere else...

  • Enjoy Britain's largest, flattest expanses of sandy coastline
  • Gawp at the endless views of Scolt Head, Blakeney Point (the seals!) and Salthouse Heath, all part of the Norfolk Coast AONB
  • Hike the whole lot on the Norfolk Coast Path, one of England's finest national trails

Want to find out more? Read on for great photos, articles, videos, top tips and other content to fire up your adventure appetite. Got a question? Ask away.

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Inspiration for pub quiz team names up and down the country, Norfolk also offers a north coast that is equally inspiring: 45 miles of enormous sandy beaches and even more enormous skies. Highlights: Blakeney Point, Stiffkey Marshes, Peddar's Way, sunbathing seals, the Norfolk Coast Path, views that go on and on, and friendly Norfolk dumplings. Bootiful!

Norfolk Coast Path  (Panaspics/Shutterstock)

Norfolk Coast Path (Panaspics/Shutterstock)

The essential journey in these parts is the Norfolk Coast Path, which joins another national trail, the Peddars Way.

Very flat, Norfolk
— Noel Coward

As if to prove the point, here's Salthouse Heath...

And Burnham...

Getting To The North Norfolk Coast, Maps & Guides

Getting there: From London you can be there in around 3 hours by car or train.

Travel times from where you are: See the North Norfolk Coast on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: The Rough Guide to Norfolk & Suffolk or Bradt's Norfolk Guide.

Walking route guidance: North Downs Way national trail.

Tourist board: Visit Norfolk - or there's a good map at Norfolk Coast AONB.

Even More North Norfolk Coast Adventure Inspiration

Grey seal pup on the North Norfolk Coast  (Alan De Witt/Shutterstock)

Grey seal pup on the North Norfolk Coast (Alan De Witt/Shutterstock)

Here's a little...

For all your pre-trip cultural prep requirements, check out the BFI's 10 films set in East Anglia

And now back to some more sandy flatness...


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