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Norfolk Coastal Cottages

Rural, independent holiday cottage getaways
and self catering holiday cottages in the UK

mYminiBreak at Norfolk Coastal Cottages

About Norfolk Coastal Cottages

Norfolk coastal cottages provide a picturesque backdrop for enjoying the Norfolk seaside. Whether you are looking for a quaint, last minute getaway, or want to take in all that the area has to offer, these cottages will make your vacation dreams come true.

Each cottage offers stunning views of the Norfolk Countryside and is only minutes away from some of Norfolk's best attractions, like The Sandringham Royal Estate and Holkham Hall. These cottages are situated within a quiet area of the Norfolk coast and offer a peaceful retreat and opportunity to explore in one of the most extra special locations across England.

Enjoy a walk down the beach, taking in all that the coast has to offer. After a long day of exploring, relax by the fire with a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the sea. These cottages are perfect for couples or groups and provide plenty of space to enjoy all that North Norfolk has to offer.

Self Catering Holiday Cottages Along the Norfolk Coast

If you're looking for a, self-catered holiday cottage to rent down by the coast, look no further than Norfolk coastal cottages. With its stunning coastline and quaint seaside towns, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Our selection of holiday cottages are all cosy and well-equipped, so you can enjoy a hassle-free break. Browse our collection today and find your perfect rental property. Our self-catering cottages are located in Heacham, just a few minutes' walk from the beach. Our Norfolk Holiday Accommodations have been designed and furnished to offer the highest level of comfort and relaxation for our guests.

Each cottage has a spacious living room with comfortable sofas and a TV/DVD player. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to prepare your meals, including an oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a dining area where you can enjoy your meals. The bedrooms are all beautifully decorated and have plenty of storage space. The cottages have either two or three bedrooms, sleeping up to six people.

Outside, there is a garden with furniture, perfect for relaxing in the sun. There is also off-road parking available. Our Dog-Friendly Norfolk holiday cottages are located just a stone's throw away from the beach, where you can enjoy walks along the coast or relax on the sand. Heacham is a charming seaside village with plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. The nearby town of Hunstanton is also worth a visit and has a variety of attractions to keep you entertained.

When you arrive, you will meet directly with the owner who will show you around your holiday cottage nestled in the Norfolk shores, introducing you to all the home comforts you can expect on your stay with us.

Browse our selection of Norfolk coastal cottages today! With something to suit any family, we'll make sure you find your perfect Holiday rental property.

Our charming Norfolk Coastal Holiday Cottages
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Situated on the outskirts of Heacham, Norfolk Coastal Cottages is an ideal base to explore the iconic North Norfolk coastline which is just a few hundred yards away. There are many amenities and attractions in Heacham including pubs, restaurants, takeaways and several shops.

This location is ideal for exploring this popular holiday destination, with the picturesque coastal town of Hunstanton only 4 miles from your cottage leaving ample opportunity to sample its traditional seaside activities such as donkey rides or trips at neighbouring Natureland Seal Sanctuary. There are also plenty of other popular towns a short drive away from our cottages that are bursting with activities, like Kings Lynn, Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham, and Cromer!

mYminiBreak offer cottages with hot water, warm interiors, and cosy beds which make them suitable for a holiday all-year round! Visit in the Summer to get the most out of the nearby activities, or visit in the Winter for a unique out-of-season holiday full of character.

This exquisite cottage is set in the beautiful Georgian village of Heacham, looking out across open fields to the coastline and just three minutes' walk to the beach, which welcomes plenty of pooches all year round thanks to its loose dog policy.

Inside you'll find a stylishly restored home-from-home, complete with many original features, including a lovely window seat in the main bedroom looking out onto the surrounding farmland. The south-facing sheltered garden is a delight. This is a lovely cottage with a location to match.

Check-in on the Friday to Monday and make the most of your stay (and the holiday weekend). After all, there’s no better day than a Friday… is there?!

  • Norfolk Coastal Cottages: The Old Barn
    Open Plan Living
    Open plan for spacious relaxation
  • Norfolk Coastal Cottages: The old barn Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
    Cosy beds in the master bedroom
  • Norfolk Coastal Cottages: The Old Barn Outside
    Outside View
    The Old Barn, rustic and comfortable
  • Norfolk Coastal Cottages: The Old Barn + Churnery
    The Churnery
    An annex for extra space
  • Norfolk Coastal Cottages: The old barn+ Churnery Bedroom
    The Churnery Outside Seating
    Enjoy the outdoors outside the Churnery

Situated on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast this self-catering holiday cottage is a short walk from the vast sandy unspoilt beach. The house is situated on the corner of Quayside and is an ideal base for exploring the area. The house has its own enclosed garden with the kitchen situated with the utility room and pantry. 

This 12th Century Norfolk cottage is open all year round and offers a warm welcome to its visitors. A hidden gem in the heart of Norfolk! 

Don't leave your dog at home, bring them with you for your seaside holiday. Our family Cottages are available for exclusive self-catering lets, is a great setting for dog friendly beach holidays. With 6 bedrooms and a big kitchen, it's perfect for larger groups, but equally pleasurable for families of 4, or 2 couples as long as you and your closest are still looking for some luxury seaside comfort. 

Brand new for 2023! The Dairy is our new two-storey, family friendly self-catering accommodation on the Norfolk Coast! This lovingly converted cowshed is the ideal property for a superb trip to the beach. This luxury holiday cottage features all the amenities you and your family will need on your Norfolk vacation, providing spaces for you to relax, enjoy time together, cook, eat, sleep, freshen up, and more!

Outside, you have a patio that comes with a barbecue and comfortable wicker furniture, allowing you to have a lovely summertime bbq with your family as you enjoy views of the open fields that surround you. Inside, you have a living room complete with comfy sofas and a TV with access to a variety of streaming services, letting you settle down for the evening with a good movie or your favourite TV show!

Further in, you have your fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals, and a dining table to eat them on! The kitchen comes with a fridge, microwave, electric oven, kettle, and utensils, so you can make a variety of meals to enjoy around the table with your family. There's also a toilet downstairs, complete with a shower so you can freshen up.

Upstairs, there's another bathroom with both a toilet and a bath. There are also three bedrooms: a master bedroom for the parents, a bunk bed for the kids, and an extra single room that's perfect for a teenager who needs their own space, or an extra adult! These bedrooms make this property ideal for a sizeable family!

  • Self-catering cottage The Dairy from the outside
    The Dairy
    The Dairy - a lovingly restored cow shed
  • The Dairy dining room and living room
    The Dairy interior
    Space to relax in the dairy

Dog-Friendly Norfolk Coast Holiday Cottages in the UK

Are you looking for a dog-friendly accommodation in Norfolk? Then look no further - Norfolk's stunning coastline has plenty of great options for you and your pup! From beachside cottages to cosy countryside retreats, there are accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an action-packed family holiday, Norfolk has something for everyone.

Norfolk's West & North coastline is the perfect place to take your dog on vacation. With its fresh air, woodland walks, and endless stretches of beaches, Norfolk has something for every dog to enjoy. So come on down to mYminiBreak and experience a dog's life!

The Norfolk Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), stretching from Hunstanton to Sea Palling. Between them, there are miles and miles of dog-friendly beaches and plenty of big open spaces for your dog to exercise in.

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UK Holiday Cottage by the Sea

Our Norfolk Coastal Cottages offer a unique and charming escape from the hustle of everyday life and living in the city. Our secluded, Norfolk Holiday Homes have wonderful views of Norfork's pristine coastline and are just a short walk to many scenic attractions including miles of unspoiled coast. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, our romantic Norfolk coastal cottages provide the ideal setting. While there is a choice of holiday cottages across the UK, our own Norfolk Coastal Cottages offer beautiful scenery, great beaches and plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

The Norfolk Coastline has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of only two areas that are protected by law from development. This means that there are very few houses or buildings in this area so you can truly appreciate the natural beauty all around you.

At mYminiBreak, there are a number of different ways to enjoy your stay at our Norfolk Beach cottages. You can go for walks along the beach, relax on one of our many patios or decks with spectacular views, take part in some fishing or even just spend time exploring the local countryside on foot or horseback! There are also plenty of other outdoor activities available including golfing, biking, horse riding and water sports such as sailing and windsurfing! With so much to see and do you will never be bored while staying at our secluded rental cottages!

History: The Norfolk Coast has been a popular vacation destination for centuries.

The Norfolk Coast has been a popular vacation destination for centuries, but with so many great places to visit, choosing just one can be a challenge. We’ve put together our top five North Norfolk Coast tucked-away treasures that you don’t want to miss when planning your trip to this lovely part of the world.

The coastline, which stretches for over 100 miles, is home to quaint villages, picturesque beaches, and historic landmarks. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and bird watching. The Norfolk Coast is also known for its delicious seafood restaurants like The White Horse located in Brancaster Staithe, and The Kings Head at Blakeney.

In 2019, the Norfolk Coast was voted one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times. The paper's annual Best Places to Live guide helps people identify the best locations to buy a home and enjoy life in Britain. It takes into account factors including quality of life, jobs, schools, community spirit and local amenities. The Norfolk Coast was praised for its "unspoiled coastline", "quaint villages" and "truly idyllic setting".

 Winterton is known for being the only sea resort on Norfolk that faces directly onto the North Sea and has its own beach. This county town has been a favourite holiday destination since Victorian times, and it offers ample opportunities for walking along picturesque sand dunes, exploring quaint shops and simply relaxing by the seaside with a good book or coffee and friends.

During the winter months, you may be able to catch sight of the grey and harbour seals that come to visit us here on the Norfolk Coast, they like to relax in the sand dunes, feeling safe they raise their young cubs here before heading off for the summer months, leave the sand dunes for us to explore. Be sure to keep a safe distance and keep your dogs in a lead when visiting the seals.

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  • Visit Winterton - Norfolk Coastal Cottages

    Visit Winterton - Norfolk Coastal Cottages

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    Norfolk wildlife - Norfolk Coastal Cottages

  • Hunstantons Iconic Red, White and Orange Cliff - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
    Visit Hunstanton - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
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    Hunstanton Beach - Norfolk Coastal Cottages

Like Winterton, Hunstanton has long served as a gathering place over the centuries nearly 700 years ago famous poet Geoffrey Chaucer made mention of Hunstanton in his epic poem “The Canterbury Tales”! Today visitors come for its endless beaches flanked by rock cliffs or for its rich history at such landmarks as Old Hunstanton Chapel and The Red Mount Chapel built in 1585 from flintstone unearthed during construction at nearby Holme-next-the-Sea.

Along the beach, in the summer you will find traditional confectionary traders, Ice Cream vans, Fish & Chips and more. Children will be thrilled by Pong Rides along the sand and a trip out on The Wash Monster to see the seals out in the North Sea.

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A mere 10 miles north of Cromer lies Sheringham, another lovely little town renowned for its fishing heritage, sandy beaches edged by the rocky coastline and quaint stone architecture like All Saints Church built in 1421 on Beeston Bump hilltop offering stunning views of both land and sea vistas below!

visitnorthnorfolk.com/explore/visit/sheringham

  • Visit Sheringham's Beach - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
    Visit Sheringham - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
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    Sheringham's Beautiful views - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
  • Visit Well-Next-The-Sea Beach - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
    Visit Well-next-the-Sea Beach - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
  • Well-Next-The-Sea Sunset over the north sea - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
    Well-Next-The-Sea Sunset over sea - Norfolk Coastal Cottages

Of all the seaside on Norfolk Coast, none quite compares to picturesque unhurried Wells whose colourful beach houses line an expansive golden sands beach starting from the iconic striped red and white Holkham Hall inlets reaching as far as Stiffkey salt marshes. As an added bonus, take a leisurely boat ride through The Nature Reserve for a closer look at native seal colonies or join in on the mussel-picking tradition!

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Finally, we come to one of Norfolk’s best-kept secrets: majestic Holkham Hall. Set upon 25,000 acres of pristine parkland and deer herds, this stunning Palladian mansion was built between 1734-1764 and is still home to the Earl of Leicester’s family today who welcome visitors from near and far year-round to share in its beauty whether it be exploring the house itself or enjoying outdoor activities like horse riding, cycling or simply taking a peaceful stroll around Holkham Estate’s lake villages dotted with thatched cottages!

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  • Visit Holkham Hall - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
    Visit Holkham Hall - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
  • Visit Holkham Hall at winter  - Norfolk Coastal Cottages
    Deer Park at Holkham Hall - Norfolk Coastal Cottages

The coastline, which stretches for over 100 miles, is home to quaint villages, picturesque beaches, and historic landmarks. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and bird watching. The Norfolk Coast is also known for its delicious seafood restaurants like The White Horse located in Brancaster Staithe, and The Kings Head at Blakeney.

In 2019, the Norfolk Coast was voted one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times. The paper's annual Best Places to Live guide helps people identify the best locations to buy a home and enjoy life in Britain. It takes into account factors including quality of life, jobs, schools, community spirit and local amenities. The Norfolk Coast was praised for its "unspoiled coastline", "quaint villages" and "truly idyllic setting".

Self Catering Accommodation in the countryside

At Norfolk Coastal Cottages. We have a range of Self Catering Cottages which are perfect for those looking for a relaxing break, as well as a campsite which is ideal for families or groups who want to enjoy the great outdoors. Our accommodation is situated in Heacham, just a short walk from the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. We offer stunning views and walks, along with plenty of opportunities to explore the local area. 

Our cottages are fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, and our campsite has all the facilities you need for a great camping holiday. There is also a shop just down the road which sells local produce, as well as a range of essential supplies.

We have a large collection of self-catering Norfolk cottages, so whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, we have the perfect cottage for you. All of our self-catering properties are located in some of the most beautiful areas of the county, so you can be sure to find the perfect place to stay.

If you are looking for a particular type of Norfolk self-catering accommodation, such as pet-friendly cottages or luxury self-catering cottages, then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you find the perfect property. We also have some great offers on self-catering accommodation in North Norfolk, so be sure to check our website for the latest deals.

The Different Types Of Cottages Found On The North Norfolk Coast

There are a variety of cottages found on the North Norfolk Coast, from traditional thatched roof cottages to more modern styles. Many of the cottages are located in picturesque villages and offer stunning views of the coastline. At Norfolk Coastal Cottages we offer a variety of accommodation options, from Chalet and Dog Friendly self-catering Cottages to bed and breakfast accommodation.


Some common cottage types include:

Thatched cottages: These cottages often have traditional features such as exposed beams, low ceilings, and small windows. They are typically found in rural areas.

Chalet cottages: A type of cottage which is typically built from wood, with a sloping roofline and large windows. Chalet cottages are often found in mountainous regions or near ski resorts.

Coastal cottages: As the name suggests, these types of cottages are usually located on or near the coast. They tend to be small and compact, making them ideal for holidays by the sea.

Seaside self-catering cottages: These cottages are often located near the beach and have features such as large windows to enjoy the view, a porch or deck for relaxing, and easy access to the beach.

Holiday cottages: These cottages are usually rented out by the week or month and are furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay. They can be found in both rural and seaside locations.

What are the pros and cons of self-catering accommodation?

At Norfolk Coastal Cottages we believe that there are many advantages and disadvantages of self-catering holidays, so it’s important that you think about what matters most to you before making any decisions. The following list outlines some key points for both types of holiday:

Self-catering can be quite expensive, especially if there are more than two people in the group – although this will vary depending on where you’re going and how long for (and whether the property charges per person or by overall rental). You also need to factor in the cost of meals as well as various other household costs like laundry, which can add up over time. On the flip side, hotel holidays tend to work out more expensive overall when everything is taken into account (food/drink, activities etc.), so this may offset the initial cost difference between them slightly. For longer stays (a few weeks or months), self-catering often works out cheaper because it’s more flexible and you can buy in bulk.

Self-catering accommodation gives you more independence and privacy, which is great if you prefer your own space or simply want to get away from it all for a while! This can be especially important for families with small children who need some time to wind down before bedtime. With hotel holidays, there are usually plenty of activities on offer (including kids’ clubs) if you do want to socialise or explore the local area though.

Self-catering usually offers better value for money than hotels when it comes to food and drink – although this will depend on where you stay and how much cooking/eating out you plan on doing during your holiday. Generally speaking, self-catering properties have fully equipped kitchens so that guests can cook their own meals as and when they please, whereas most hotels only provide breakfast (sometimes half board). Obviously, this means that self-catering requires a bit more effort as well but at least it gives you the option of eating in or going out depending on what kind of mood you’re in!

If there are any problems with your self-catering property (e.g. a broken appliance), it can be quite difficult to get them sorted out quickly, especially if the owners live far away. With hotels, there is always someone on hand to help with any issues you might have, which can be very reassuring.

Self-catering holidays are often more suitable for families and larger groups as they give everyone their own space – but this isn’t always the case (especially in city centre apartments). If you’re travelling alone or as a couple, a hotel holiday might work out better value for money overall.

Self-Catering cottages FAQ

What time is Check-in and Check-Out?

Our standard check-in and check-out times are as follows:

  • Check-in = from 5:00 pm
  • Check-out = before 11:00 am
Can I arrive early?

Yes, this is absolutely fine. If you would like an early arrival prior to the standard check-in/set up times (4 pm for campsites, 5 pm for cabins) you are welcome to select the “Early Arrival Options” when booking. If you have already booked and want to request an early arrival now simply log into your Booking Hub via your Booking Email and make alterations to your current booking regarding your early arrival time.

Can I check-out later?

If you'd like a late departure (after 11 am) you can choose the "Late Departure and Packing Up" or "Late Departure (Parking Only)" option upon booking. If you've already booked you can easily amend this by going to your Booking Hub via your Booking Email, picking the booking up and amending your booking to include a late departure.

Are the cottages dog friendly?

Yes! Our dog-friendly cottages have beds for two people. There is plenty of outdoor space for dogs to run around. Dogs and owners can enjoy a walk on the beach. Our Beach at Heacham is Dog friendly and is a 3-minute walk from our Self Catering cottages.

Do I need to do a full clean on departure?

All of our cottages are thoroughly cleaned before the next guests arrive, but we ask that you leave the property tidy before you leave.

What type of self-catering accommodation would suit your needs?

Types of Holiday Lets

There are many different types of self-catering accommodation available these days, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find something that suits your needs. The main options include:

Private villas – usually located in sunny destinations like Spain and Portugal; tend to be large properties with plenty of space inside and out (usually including at least one pool!). Can cost anything from £300 per night upwards depending on location/size etc., although it’s worth shopping around online before booking anything. Remember that some villas charge extra per person above a certain number (e.g. 2 adults + 4 children) while others may offer discounts for longer stays (e.g. a month or more).


Hot tub holidays – these can be quite popular in winter (especially around Christmas and New Year) as they offer a unique way to relax after a long day of exploring the local area! Some properties come with an outdoor hot tub that guests can use for free, while others charge an extra fee for this facility (usually £20-£40 per night). You should check if there are any age restrictions before booking though as some places only allow adults over the age of 21 to use them.


Holiday cottages – usually located in rural areas like the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales; tend to be small properties with one or two bedrooms but sometimes have larger family-sized options too. Can cost anything from £200 per night upwards depending on location/size etc., although it’s worth shopping around online before booking anything. Remember that some cottages charge extra per person above a certain number (e.g. 2 adults + 4 children) while others may offer discounts for longer stays (e.g. a month or more).


Ski chalets – often located in mountain resorts like France, Switzerland and Austria; tend to be large properties with plenty of space inside and out (usually including at least one pool!). Can cost anything from £600 per night upwards depending on location/size etc., although it’s worth shopping around online before booking anything. Remember that some chalets charge extra per person above a certain number (e.g. 2 adults + 4 children) while others may offer discounts for longer stays (e.g. a month or more).


City apartments – these can be quite popular in places like London, Paris and New York; tend to be small properties with one or two bedrooms but sometimes have larger family-sized options too. Can cost anything from £300 per night upwards depending on location/size etc., although it’s worth shopping around online before booking anything. Remember that some apartments charge extra per person above a certain number (e.g. 2 adults + 4 children) while others may offer discounts for longer stays (e.g. a month or more).

How easy is it to find a holiday let that meets all your requirements?

Finding the Right Holiday Let

There are many different websites where you can find self-catering accommodation, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find something that meets all your requirements:

Airbnb – this website has become quite popular in recent years as it offers an easy way to find and book private accommodation all over the world. You can search for properties in your chosen destination using various criteria (e.g. price, number of bedrooms etc.), which makes it very easy to find something that suits your needs. Once you’ve found a place you like, you can contact the owner directly to arrange a booking – although it’s worth reading the reviews first to make sure that other guests have had a good experience there too!

HomeAway – this website is quite similar to Airbnb but offers a slightly different selection of properties, so it’s definitely worth checking both before making any decisions. One key difference is that HomeAway allows you to search for specific types of self-catering accommodation (e.g. apartments, chalets etc.), which can be very useful if you know exactly what kind of place you want to stay in!

Owners Direct – this website specialises in private holiday rentals and has an extensive selection of properties all over the world, so it should be fairly easy to find something that meets your needs regardless of where you’re going! As with the other websites mentioned above, it’s always worth reading the reviews before making any decisions as they can give you a good idea of what to expect from each place.

TripAdvisor – this website is probably best known for its hotel reviews but it also has a section dedicated to self-catering accommodation, which can be very useful if you’re struggling to make a decision! You can use the ‘Price’ and ‘Property Type’ filters to narrow down your search and there are also plenty of user-generated reviews for each place, which can be very helpful when trying to choose between different options.

Our Nature Saving Pledge

Keep the Norfolk Coast clean

A self-catering holiday is all about spending time with your loved ones and reconnecting with nature. And we want nothing more than to share this wonderful part of Norfolk with you and all that nature has to enjoy.

Here at Norfolk Coastal Cottages, we are committed to respecting the countryside and keeping it clean. We operate under and encourage a leave-no-trace ethos to all our guests, which means that when visiting the countryside you leave no trace of your visit to our Norfolk Coast and leave it exactly in the state it was when you arrived. It's this way of thinking that we hope to imprint on all who pass through our corner of the world which will help to ensure the protection of our precious countryside and the wildlife that live here.

The Countryside Code

The Countryside Code is supported by Natural England.

Protect The Environment

  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and insight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
  • Enjoy The Outdoors
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be Considerate of others
  • Respect Farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp on durable ground
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Minimise the effects of fire
The Seashore Code

Show Respect For Seashore Creatures

Seashore creatures are fascinating and have found special ways of living in their environment. They have to adapt to survive the rigours of wave-action, exposure and predation. Some have shells for protection, but many need to hide under rocks, seaweed or in the sand.

Exploring The Seashore Is Fun, But Please Remember:

  • Leave animals where you find them.
  • Take care when touching soft-bodied animals - they are very delicate.
  • Carefully lift and replace any rocks you may have moved - there are animals underneath which need them for shelter.
  • Leave attached seaweed in place - there is plenty lying loose on the strand line.
  • Do not trample through rock pools.

Take Photos, Not Living Animals

  • Shells come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Many still contain living animals, even if they do look 'dead'. If you want to collect shells, please make sure they are empty before taking them home.

If you want to buy a souvenir:

  • Buy a photograph, book or poster of colourful marine creatures rather than shells, coral, starfish and urchins or other 'marine curios'. Remember 'curios' would almost certainly have been alive, when collected. If we don't buy them, the shops won't sell them.

Avoid Disturbing Wildlife

You can see many animals at their best when they are behaving naturally. This is true for animals such as seals, otters and seabirds, as well as rock pool animals. To avoid disturbing wildlife:

  • It is best to watch from a distance, through binoculars if possible, especially if the animals are nesting, or pupping in the case of seals.
  • Keep your dog clear of birds and other animals.
  • Remember, it is now illegal to disturb or harass many species of birds and animals.

Take Your Rubbish Home With You

Beach rubbish is unsightly and can be dangerous to sea creatures. Much of the litter on our shores comes from tourists, shipping, fishing vessels and sewage outfalls. You can help to reduce this problem when visiting the coast:

  • Take your rubbish home - burying it is no solution.
  • Keep your dog from fouling the beach.
  • Report canisters or drums that may be washed up on the beach, but do not touch them.
  • Take part in BeachWatch - the annual beach clean and survey organised by the Marine Conservation Society, or Adopt-a-Beach - a regular survey of beach litter.
  • Bag It and Bin It, Please Don't Flush It - bag and bin all plastic bathroom waste such as cotton bud sticks.

Watch Where You Go

Beaches and sand dunes are prone to erosion and easily damaged by people and vehicles. To help protect the coast:

  • Keep to established paths and dune boardwalks.
  • Park in designated car parks and keep access to footpaths clear.
  • Do not use beaches or dunes for scrambling motorcycles or other 'off-road' vehicles.
  • If you dig holes in the beach, please fill them up again.
  • Leave pebbles and rocks on the beach rather than collect them for your garden.

Be Careful!

All cliffs are unstable and potentially dangerous, yet they are an impressive sight and from the cliff top it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view of the coastline. Cliffs also provide a very specialised habitat for the plants and animals that live on them.

Take Care Near Cliffs:

  • Remember that it is dangerous to climb up or go near the top or bottom of a cliff.
  • Please don't throw or push anything over the edge of cliffs. As well as being dangerous, it can increase the rate of cliff erosion and kill or disturb wildlife.
  • Play safe on the beach too: Check tide times to avoid being cut off. Keep away from soft sand and mud - it is easy to get stuck!

Norfolk Coastal Cottages


Our coastal cottages, The Old Barn & The Dairy, are purpose-designed for families, providing space, comfort, and convenience for families looking for a holiday to the Norfolk Coast

Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages & Camping LLP - OC401422
Registered Address: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE

Opening hours


Office:
Monday to Sunday - 9am to 5pm
Online Bookings:
Monday to Sunday - 24hr
Check-In:
Monday to Sunday - 2pm to 8pm
Self Check-In:
Monday to Sunday - 8pm to Midnight