Fantastic Family Days Out

Getting together for good times

  • Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages & Camping
  • 26/01/2022
  • Blog

From here in Kings Lynn all the way to Great Yarmouth, the Norfolk Coast offers many great attractions for the whole family to get together and have some fun, making amazing memories that'll last forever.

From Beachcombing to Castles to Fair Grounds, we have something to keep everyone happy, read on for a comprehensive list of things to do while holidaying with us here on the Norfolk Coast.

Beaches - If there is one thing Norfolk is good for is its beaches, we have 84 miles of coastline! If you would like open soft golden sand and dunes head to Holkham, Burnham Ovary Staithe or Wells-Next-The-Sea. For beachcombing, fossilising and rock pooling you'll want Heacham, Hunstanton, West Runcton. For cliffs & lighthouses, it's Hunstanton, Cromer & Happisburgh. All of our beaches are easily accessible via the Coast Road & Coast Hopper Bus service.

Trips & Tours - Here in Hunstanton have the famous award-winning Wash Monster! Searles Sea Tours run unique and exciting seal safaris and coastal trips aboard The Wash Monsters. Each tour provides a truly fascinating and fun way of discovering the local seal population, coastal areas with panoramic views as well as learning of local history and fascinating legends around The Wash. For one of the best places in the UK to views our ever-growing seal population you need to head to the small harbour town of Blakeney, here there are daily excursions to Blakeney Point where you will have an unforgettable experience seal spotting.

Woodland Walks - Norfolk isn't all sand & sea, we also have some amazing woodlands, so grab your boots and get out and explore our wilderness. Just up the road from us is Wild Ken Hill, here they are introducing animals back to the wild, fighting climate change and educating people on how to exist in harmony with nature. on your walk, you may even spot a few wild ponies and pigs. Between Burnham Ovary Staithe and Wells-Next-The-Sea you have the Pinewoods, miles of twisting sea pine trees that hug the coastline, they make for an epic escape for the family to run wild in the woods.

Fairgrounds & Amusements - What is a trip to the seaside without a funfair ride and a go on the 2p machines? Just a few miles from us is the quaint seaside town of Hunstanton, here you will find Rainbow Amusements Park, stuffed full of thrill rides and arcade amusements, candy floss and prizes, fun for the entire family. 

Watersports - Our beach is in The Wash, a long shallow calm bay that is perfect for watersports. Bring your own paddleboard, kite suffer or jetski and enjoy being out on the sea. Alternatively, head down to Hunstanton Watersports where you can take lessons and hire anything you need to get out on the water for some epic family fun.

Farm Parks - Close to us is Snettisham Park329-acre working farm. In spring you will see lambs being born, they have a spectacular 45-minute deer safari where you will meet a magnificent red deer herd. You can bottle-feed lambs, collect fresh farm eggs and ride ponies as well as take a walk on one of three wonderful trails. Around the corner at Norfolk Lavender there is a little Animal Garden full of all the farm favourites and also has a play park for the kids. 

Swimming - Of course, we have the open ocean, but if the North Sea is a little nippy for you then head over to Oasis Alive in Hunstanton, a seafront leisure centre in Hunstanton offering a leisure pool with a flume, a fully equipped gym, fitness classes, indoor bowls, squash, roller skating, Alive Adventures and Alive Bites cafe.

Historical - There are so many places to mention, check out English Heritage for the best information available. Locally we have Castle Rising, one of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of mighty earthworks, kids will have such fun exploring the grounds. Hunstanton has the legend of the Wolf King, head up towards the lighthouse to find out for yourself how St Edmund got this ominous name..

Adventure - Close to us in West Norfolk we have The Rainbow Park Amusements in Hunstanton. Further afield we have Pleaurewood Hills Theme Park in Great Yarmouth, with rides for little kids and thrill-seekers alike! Norwich is home to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, whatever the weather, there are digs to be dug, dinos to discover and adventure around every corner.

Treasure Trails - The Wolf Trail in Hunstanton follows the tale of our most famous visitor, explore the gardens and clifftop scenery to trace the story of St Edmund, Hunstanton’s most famous visitor and first patron saint of England. The story and legend of St Edmund, Hunstanton’s most famous visitor can now be explored by a series of waymarkers that lead you from the cenotaph in the clifftop gardens to the dramatic clifftop location of St Edmund’s chapel.

Soft Play - Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn here in Heacham is the place to go, with lots of fun to be had, great food and some local shops next door for Mum & Dad to browse

The Helter Skelter in Hunstanton


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Love on the Norfolk Coast

  • Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages & Camping
  • 12/01/2022
  • Blog

Time for a Little Romance

Love is definitely in the air here on the Norfolk Coast! Although showing love is something to be celebrated all year round, we think that Valentines Day provides the perfect opportunity to treat those that you love to something extra special. Why not reserve a romantic B&B room for 2? Get cosy in a Glamping Shepherds Hut? Spoil them with a 2 bedroom Country Cottage all to yourself? We have accommodation to suit everyone, all in a perfect romantic location right on the Coast here in Hunstanton. 

The Old Barn Cottage - a lovingly restored 2 bedroom self-catering cottage, with a double master bedroom and elegant roll-top bath. Open-plan living and kitchen area, with comfy sofa and electric wood burner
Outside there is seating for you to enjoy the views, peace, quiet and rural surroundings

Glamping Shepherds Huts - Our Glamping Shepherds Huts are chic and cosy with solid beds, bistro breakfast tables and country style decoration, they make for a very romantic getaway with views from the door overlooking the marshes and an outside fire pit & BBQ

Country Style B&B Rooms - We have a range of dog-friendly B&B Rooms for you to enjoy a romantic getaway. The Roost, The Woodshed & The Churnery, each room has its own character and charm, all come with comfy beds and include a fantastic buffet continental country-style breakfast. Outside, all rooms have a seating area and have access to the communal fire pit and BBQ area.

We have also found some great places to eat and entertainment for you to really make the most of your romantic getaway by the sea. Read on for inspiration...

Beautiful Valentines Day meals to Remember

Spending Quality Time Together

Restaurants

The White Horse - Brancaster - Serving freshly caught seafood and excellent craft beers

Fox & Hounds - Heacham - Home-cooked pub classics and real ales

Chives Wine Bar & Brasserie - Hunstanton - Elegant menu with an extensive choice of wines

Elliots Fish & Chips & The Frying Vegan - Fresh fish & chips for fantastic vegetarian and vegan options

Live Music

O'Quigley's Bar - Hunstanton - A welcoming and lively bar that always has live music, quizzes and karaoke going on, a great spot for some fun in Hunstanton

Fox & Hounds - Heacham - Every Friday they have live music bands playing covers from all eras, a great place to have a singalong and a few drinks. It's also walking distance from your accommodation here with us 

Shows

Come What May, The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge - The Alive Corn Exchange Kings Lynn - This all singing all dancing extravaganza takes you on a whirlwind journey into the secret world of the greatest movie/musicals of all time

Michael Starring Ben - Alive Corn Exchange Kings Lynn - Michael Jackson fans are set to be wowed when the UKS ultimate tribute to the King of Pop himself comes to Norfolk

Walks

SandringhamThe Queen's private Estate at Sandringham was designated a Country Park. It has nearly 243 hectares are available for visitors to enjoy. So grab your woolly hats and walking boots and get out into nature

Holkham - One of the most Romantic places to visit on the Norfolk Coast, Miles up miles of vast open sandy beaches, dunes and woodlands for you to escape for a while just the two of you

Heacham South Beach - Our very own stretch of the Norfolk Coast is just a 2-minute walk from your door, with miles of sandy coast to enjoy and a sunset over the sea, making for the ultimate end to a romantic Valentines Day Getaway

Norfolk is the perfect place to enjoy a few days away basking in the romance of our beautiful beaches, gazing at our vast open star-studded skies or walking hand in hand down one of our many miles of rural hiking paths. Whatever you choose to do for you and your loved one this Valentines Day, we hope that you have a fantastic time, if you do choose to stay with us we would love for you to share some pics on our Facebook Page and leave us a review on Google or Trip Advisor :)


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Winter in Norfolk

Getting Outside this winter

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

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

  • 07484734146

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  • 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