The Norfolk Coast is packed full of activities, sights and fantastic places to visit - no matter what your hobby is! We've took the time to pin point a few of ours & our guests favourites places to visit when in the area..
Snettisham 10 minute drive away.
On the biggest high tides each month, witness the world-famous Snettisham spectacular. Many tens of thousands of wading birds take to the air as the incoming tide pushes them off the vast mudflats. Keep your eyes on the skies as the swallows and martins of summer depart southwards and the first thrushes and wildfowl arrive from the north. Enjoy some fantastic autumn sunsets over The Wash by taking an early evening stroll along the beach.
Titchwell Marsh 20 minutes drive away.
See hundreds of birds resting on the reserve as they migrate south from the Arctic. Look out for V-shaped squadrons of pink-footed geese arriving from Iceland and Greenland. As daylight hours shorten, enjoy the browns, golds and oranges of our autumnal landscapes.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, 10 minute drive away, is the perfect family day out. Located just down the road, this sanctuary is Norfolks only seal rescue centre open to the public. Home to amazing discoveries and exciting marine displays.
Seal safaris and coastal trips,10 minute drive away, two famous amphibious vessels, the Wash Monsters. Departing from the central in Hunstanton, 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.
Heacham- South and North Beach, no restrictions our local beach!
Snettisham, no restrictions
Hunstanton, summer restrictions- Old Hunstanton beach has no restrictions
Holme-next-the-sea, no restrictions
Thornham, no restrictions
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Sandringham, 11 minute drive away, is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year.
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Founded in 1932, Norfolk Lavender, 7 minute drive away, is England's premier lavender farm, renowned worldwide and has nearly 100 acres of lavender under cultivation. Set in the beautiful tranquil gardens a visit to Norfolk Lavender is a must to all visitors to the West Coast of Norfolk.
Castle Rising Castle, 15 minute drive away, is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country and, together with the massive surrounding earthworks, ensures that Rising is a castle of national importance. In its time Rising has served as a hunting lodge, royal residence, and for a brief time in the 18th century even housed a mental patient.
The Princess Theatre Box Office, 12 minute drive away, is now open every day of the year (except Christmas Day) and the programme provides a wide range of entertainment from Variety to Drama, Dance, Music, and soon to follow, Films.
There have been fairground rides in and around Hunstanton since 1880. Hunstanton fairground, 11 minute drive away, is located on the seafront near the seal life centre. There is a large range of rides for both children and adults, with traditional rides and one-off rides, you wouldn't always see in a park of this size. Perfect for a family day out, or an evening of thrill-seeking.
Heacham has a historic link with the Indian Princess, Pocahontas. The link is celebrated by a memorial in the Church and the inclusion of a replica of the Church plaque on the Village sign. There is a legend that the very ancient Mulberry tree in the gardens of Heacham Hall - always known as the Pocahontas Mulberry tree - was planted at the time of a visit which John Rolfe and his wife paid to Heacham. You can visit the church with the plaque and the Mulberry tree which is located at Heacham Manor Hotel.