Things to See & Do in Norfolk
Watch a Sunset Over The Sea
All along the Norfolk Coast, there are vast sandy beaches, epic cliffs, sand dunes and so much more. In a few special locations, the coast faces West, such as in Heacham, Hunstanton and Brancaster. On these beautiful beaches, you are treated to the most stunning sunsets over the sea. Outside of Cornwall and Wales, there are few places to enjoy such a spectacular view, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Walk The Peddars Way
Norfolk has two Long Distance Linear Walking Routes, one being The Peddars Way, starting in Knittishall Heath in Thetford and ending on the Norfolk Coast at Holme-next-the-Sea. 46 miles of undulating countryside, stunning wildlife and historical sites. You May want to hike the whole route or explore one of the many shorter circular routes along the way.
Cycle in Thetford Forest
Thetford forest is a vast woodland full of exciting fauna and fungi, the ideal place to really get back to nature. Explore off the beaten track and get lost in the wild! A great way to see more of the forest and to keep fit is to strap on your helmet and cycle, with many routes of all difficulties to choose from you will have a great day out, there is also an excellent bike hire service for the spontaneous adventurer.
Seal Safari In Blakeney Point
Norfolk is treated to a spectacular sight every year when the Common Grey Seals and the Harbour Seals visit us all along our dynamic coastline. Some of the best places to spot our seals are in Winterton, Horsey Gap and Blakeney Point. There are many boat trips and safaris that take you up close to see the seals basking on the shores, with their cubs. Be sure to keep a safe distance if you visit on foot.
Our Nature Saving Pledge
mYminiBreak Norfolk Glamping 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 mYminiBreak Norfolk Glamping, 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 glamping site 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 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
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.
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 Glamping FAQs
Some of Norfolk's most popular glamping destinations include Hunstanton Camping and Glamping, South Beach Camping, and Norfolk Glamping.
There are many glamping sites in Norfolk that are dog friendly. Some of these include Hunstanton Camping and Glamping, Norfolk Glamping, and South Beach Camping.
Some glamping sites in Norfolk that offer camping and glamping pods include Hunstanton Camping and Glamping, Norfolk Glamping, and South Beach Camping.
Each bell tent is provided with a fire bowl that can be lit and enjoyed to stay snug, toast marshmallows or BBQ. No other fires are permitted on-site.
Fire guidelines on-site:
- Fire bowls may only be lit and operated by an adult
- Children and animals must be kept at a safe distance and are to be supervised by adults at all times – especially if kids are toasting marshmallows
- Please only burn wood or charcoal on the fires
- Ensure all fire bowls are fully extinguished when you are done using them – especially when going to bed
- Never use a fire bowl, camping stove, candle or any naked flames in or near the tents
- Smoking is prohibited inside the tents
- Make sure everyone knows how to put out clothing that’s on fire – stop, drop and roll
Yes, your furry friends are welcome to join you. We kindly ask that owners are vigilant in picking up after their dogs and that they are kept on a lead.