Winter in Norfolk

Getting Outside this winter

Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages & Camping
16/12/2021

The North Norfolk coast and countryside is breathtaking at any time of the year, but in winter it’s especially magical with frosty mornings, winter sunshine and vast open skies. Take a break in North Norfolk in Winter and enjoy the quiet beaches and countryside, at a time when the wildlife is at its finest.

Take a bracing walk. The north Norfolk coast is ideal for blowing away the cobwebs as well as taking in the fantastic coastline. Enjoy the vast empty beaches and huge skies. What the migrating birds at Titchmarsh. Take a walk along our miles and miles of hiking paths. Then warm up at a nearby pub with a roaring fire or independent café for a warming cup of hot chocolate.

Delve into the Deep History Coast. At West Runton, the remains of a 600,000 year old mammoth were discovered, which was the oldest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. This is a great spot for fossil hunting! You can walk the Discovery Trail which covers 36km of coastline from Weybourne to Cart Gap along the clifftops of the north Norfolk coast. 

Get up with the birds. Wrap up warm and head out early to watch the sunrise at around 7am and you’ll be treated to north Norfolk’s brilliant migratory birdlife – watch the birds leave their overnight roost as the sun comes up and they fly overhead in huge numbers. You get a great view if you head to RSPB Snettisham. Don't forget your camera! Oh and a flask of something warm to drink :)

Wonder at wild deer. Book up on a wild deer safari at Holkham Hall, hundreds roam the estate and woods and they are an amazing sight! Even on a stroll of the estate, you will see many deer and an assortment of wildlife, they also have great cycle paths. End your visit with a stop at their amazing cafe and take a stroll around the house itself.

See the seals. Norfolk has some of the largest seal colonies in the UK. There are thousands of incredibly cute grey seal pups born at Blakeney Point this time of year. Take a boat trip to see them safely. Horsey Gap is a lesser-known secret for seeing seals too, this is where the locals go to catch a glimpse. 

Holkham Beach

From outside to Inside

After getting out in nature and being amazed at everything we have to offer on the Norfolk Coast, Now it's time to find somewhere to get warmed up.

The White Horse Inn is gloriously situated on the marshland coastline of North Norfolk at Brancaster Staithe, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with its big blue skies, spectacular sunsets and salty sea air. 

Their award-winning restaurant makes the most of shellfish from our village fisherman. Our sun-soaked restaurant and terrace overlook the lobster pots, oyster beds and saltmarshes out to Scolt Head Island and the sea beyond. This is a special spot to be enjoyed all year round with each season bringing new elements of the coast into life. 

The Gin Trap is located only a stone's throw from the scenic North Norfolk coast, The Gin Trap is found in the heart of Ringstead, a charming village surrounded by the natural beauty of the English countryside right on the Peddars Way Long Distance Hiking Route. The pub itself has a characterful history welcoming all guests since 1668, be they locals, visitors, families with children and dogs.

The Mariner, picture yourself in a village pub with one of the most spectacular views of the sea and beach in Norfolk, looking out across the Wash. Enjoy a hearty meal here this winter!

The pub is located in Old Hunstanton which is the only village on the east coast to face west. There are low beams, snug seating and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. Atmospheric, the pub has a fine collection of local nautical prints and regalia. You’ll also find a warm Norfolk welcome, excellent food and drink.

Old Town Beach Cafe in Hunstanton overlooks the sea and has a great menu with vast vegetarian and vegan options. This great independent cafe is the perfect place to get a full English after a bracing walk along the beach

A Fireside Pint

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Address & Contact
Hunstanton Camping & Glamping
  • 72 South Beach Road
    Heacham
    Kings Lynn
    PE31 7BB

  • 07484734146

  • hunstanton@norfolkcoast-cottage.co.uk

  • lon: 52.903381646232255   lat: 0.4738696997356146

  • Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages & Camping LLP
    Registration Number: OC401422
    72 South Beach Road, Heacham
    Kings Lynn, PE31 7BB

  • Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages & Camping LLP
    Registration Number: OC401422
    72 South Beach Road, Heacham
    Kings Lynn, PE31 7BB