Norfolk is home to wonderful sea-side resorts like Hunstanton, Cromer and Great Yarmouth. These are perfect spots to visit with the family to enjoy a range of activities, like building sandcastles, rock pooling, swimming, crabbing, amusement and enjoying dollops of ice-cream. Hunstanton is famous for its magnificent coloured cliffs, Cromer for the one-of-a-kind pier theatre and Great Yarmouth for its amazing Golden Mile.
There is a good choice of North Norfolk hotels in the area, so finding suitable accommodation should be no hassle.
Those looking for a family-friendly place to stay will find The Harper Langham Norfolk hotel ideally suited for them. While in Norfolk, there is a lot more to enjoy than the many miles of coastline. The area is home to splendid beaches along the east coast like Happisburgh, Horsey, Sea Palling, California and Winterton-on-Sea to name just a few.
Not many visitors are aware that there is a desert island, Scolt Head, with sand dune hills and brilliant white sand to relax and pretend getting marooned on the island. Perhaps it served as inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, when he visited the area! Take a leisurely stroll along the beach area or explore the pine forest at your own pace.
Enjoy a swim:
While spending time at the beach is fun in summer, it does tend to get crowded at times. The next best option is to head to a secret spot to take a dip in cool and refreshing waters of a hidden cove. Try out Santon near Thetford, which is home to a charming chalk stream, around 2 metres in depth and meandering through a forest. Another great area is Lamas located near Buxton, home to the clear waters of the Bure River, which stretches past a church, fields and gardens. Head to the border of Norfolk and Suffolk and you will find Outney Common. The Waveney River flows through the area past common land. The water is around 2 metres in depth and clear, making it ideal to swim. The area also attracts canoeists in Norfolk. Enjoy a relaxing swim while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the cows grazing peacefully. A wonderfully bucolic experience to enjoy in Norfolk!
A man made marvel the Broads comprise of more waterways than Amsterdam or Venice. They offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in Norfolk. The best way is to hire a boat ride or a cruise and spend an afternoon enjoying the sights and sounds of the Broads. These stretch for more than 120 miles and include lakes and rivers. There is an abundance of wildlife including many species of birds.
Spend time in the many gardens:
Those with a passion for exploring beautiful gardens will find Norfolk the ideal destination to visit. There are plenty of amazingly beautiful gardens in the magnificent estates, near the Broads and close to the coast. Visitors can spend many an afternoon exploring these horticultural gems.
Nature lovers with a passion for exploring the outdoors will feel overwhelmed with the number of natural areas to explore in this part of England!