Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

North Norfolk is known for its picturesque coastal towns that offer stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and charming local attractions. When staying in one of our coastal holiday cottages, we recommend taking time to explore one or more of the many excellent destinations across the area.

Our coastal cottages provide a perfect starting point for exploring the picturesque coastline. Check out our cottage availability to book your next stay.

Blakeney

Blakeney is a charming village with a picturesque harbour, salt marshes, and a rich maritime history. Visitors can take boat trips to see the seals at Blakeney Point, enjoy coastal walks and explore the quaint streets lined with traditional cottages.

Is Blakeney worth visiting?

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney is an ideal place to explore the North Norfolk coast. Blakeney is home to Blakeney National Nature Reserve with wide open spaces, and uninterrupted views of the coastline, ideal for walking and spotting local wildlife.

How do I get to Blakeney from the Kelling Estate?

You can get from the Kelling Estate to Blakeney via Bridge Road and Holt Road. Head north towards The Street. Turn left onto The Street, then turn right onto Bridge Road. Turn left onto New Road/A149 and continue to follow the A149 before turning right onto Westgate Street.

Alternative routes may take slightly longer. Google Maps or other maps platforms may provide more detailed, up-to-date travel information including public transport options.

Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

Salthouse

Close to lovely sandy beaches, Salthouse is a charming North Norfolk coastal village situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Salthouse is home to a shingle beach, perfect for coastal walks, wildlife and fishing. You can walk from Salthouse through to Kelling beach in one direction, and Cley-next-the-Sea in the opposite.

Why is Salthouse called Salthouse?

‘Salthouse’ derives from the once-valuable salt mineral. Salthouse quite literally was once a home for storing salt, described as so in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Seawater was boiled locally to produce the salt stored at Salthouse.

How do I get to Salthouse from the Kelling Estate?

You can get from the Kelling Estate to Salthouse quite quickly, by heading north towards The Street, turning right onto The Street, and then turning left onto the Coast Road/A149.

Alternative routes may take slightly longer. Google Maps or other maps platforms may provide more detailed, up-to-date travel information including public transport options.

Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

Brancaster

Brancaster is renowned for its stunning beach, backed by sand dunes and salt marshes. The area is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Brancaster also has a picturesque harbour and is close to the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club.

Is Brancaster worth a visit?

To enjoy a perfect coastal holiday, and freshly caught seafood, we recommend visiting Brancaster while staying in one of our coastal holiday cottages. The working villages of Brancaster and Brancaster Staithe are in an Area of Outstanding natural beauty.

What makes Brancaster famous?

The village is famous for its Mussels in the winter. Take in the local art, or browse the shops at the popular Dalegate Market. Brancaster is beautiful throughout the year, and as one of the driest villages in the country, there is always something to enjoy outdoors.

How do I get to Brancaster from the Kelling Estate?

You can reach Brancaster via the A149 from the Kelling Estate in around 50 minutes. Head north towards The Street, then turn left onto The Street. Turn right onto Bridge Road, then take a slight left onto Holt Road. Turn left onto New Road/A149 and continue to follow the A149 until you reach Brancaster.

Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

Holkham

Home to a stunning coastal landscape, stately home, rolling parkland and regular events and attractions, Holkham is a fantastic place to visit. Holkham itself is a small village and civil parish in North Norfolk and the beach, Holkham Gap, is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country.

Is Holkham worth a visit?

Holkham is home to a 25,000 acre estate, where stands Holkham Hall surrounded by rolling parkland with roaming Fallow Deer and Red Deer. Explore the grounds by bike or take a walk through the walled garden, or even hire a boat to row along Holkham’s mile-long lake. There are talks, events, markets and concerts all year-round at Holkham.

Top 3 things to look out for in Holkham

As mentioned, we definitely believe Holkham Hall & its beautiful grounds are worth a visit. Similarly, take a trip to Holkham Gap where at low tide, the beach stretches for miles and you can walk in an unspoilt landscape of just sand, sea and sky. Lastly, another top spot in Holkham is Holkham National Nature Reserve, England’s largest national nature reserve.

How do I get to Holkham from the Kelling Estate?

Holkham is less than 40 minutes away, via Bridge Road, Holt Road and New Road/A149.

Alternative routes may take slightly longer. Google Maps or other maps platforms may provide more detailed, and up-to-date travel information including public transport options.

Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

Wells-next-the-Sea

This town is famous for its beautiful beach, colourful beach huts, and scenic harbour. Wells-next-the-Sea is an ideal spot for family outings, beachcombing, and crabbing. The town is also a gateway to the Holkham National Nature Reserve.

What is Wells’ beach like?

Wells is famous for its beautiful beach, which comes complete with colourful beach huts. Shorebirds nest in the dunes and feed in the shallow pools, while seals lay in the sunshine on the water’s edge.

Is Wells-next-the-Sea worth visiting?

Top attractions in Wells-next-the-Sea include Wells Harbour, a hugely popular quayside that is bustling with activity. Wells is also a popular spot to enjoy fish and chips, and those interested in history should visit Wells Maltings, an arts, heritage and community centre offering a year-round programme of theatre, film, music, talks, exhibitions, family-based and drop-in events.

How do I get to Wells-next-the-Sea from the Kelling Estate?

Taking around half an hour, you should take the A149 towards Wells-next-the-Sea. Head north towards The Street, then turn left onto The Street. Take Holt Road to New Road/A149 and follow the A149 to Station Road in Wells-next-the-Sea. Continue on Station Road.

Alternative routes may take slightly longer. Google Maps or other maps platforms may provide more detailed, up-to-date travel information including public transport options.

Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

Sheringham

Another delightful coastal town, Sheringham is known for its Blue Flag beach, the North Norfolk Railway, the best leisure centre in North Norfolk – The Reef, and the Sheringham Park – a National Trust property offering stunning views of the coast and countryside.

Is Sheringham worth visiting?

Sheringham is a popular seaside destination, and this is shown by how many people visit during the summer months and on sunny weekends and holidays. During peak times, the beach can become quite crowded, so visiting during weekdays or in the off-season can offer a quieter beach experience.

What has made Sheringham so popular?

Sheringham’s collection of great attractions helps with its popularity. From the sandy beaches through to its walks along the cliffs and through the woods of Sheringham Park and Pretty Corner, as well as two putting greens, and the wonderful floral displays which have given Sheringham Britain in Bloom awards.

How do I get to Sheringham from the Kelling Estate?

Sheringham is a short 12 minute drive from the Kelling Estate via the A149. Head north towards The Street, then turn right onto The Street. Turn right onto the A149 and turn left onto Church Street. Turn left onto Augusta Street before turning right onto Morris Street.

Alternative routes may take slightly longer. Google Maps or other maps platforms may provide more detailed, up-to-date travel information including public transport options.

Coastal Towns To Visit Across North Norfolk

Cromer

Famous for its iconic pier, delicious Cromer crabs, and sandy beaches, Cromer is a traditional seaside town with a lot to offer. Visitors can enjoy beachfront walks, explore the Cromer Museum, and indulge in fresh seafood.

Is Cromer worth visiting?

Yes! Cromer is a favourite with families looking for a more traditional seaside holiday, any time of the year. There are sandy beaches to explore, surfing experiences, and plenty of attractions available.

What shops are there in Cromer?

You’ll be spoilt for choice when you visit Cromer, with plenty of art galleries, speciality & gift stores and antique shops to explore.

According to Tripadvisor, the top 5 shops to visit in Cromer include:

How do I get to Cromer from the Kelling Estate?

Cromer is a short 20-minute drive from Kelling Estate. Simply take Bridge Road to Cromer Road/A148. Then follow the A148 to High Street in Cromer.

Alternative routes may take slightly longer. Google Maps or other maps platforms may provide more detailed, up-to-date travel information including public transport options.

Blow away the cobwebs with the Kelling Estate

These towns offer a diverse range of experiences, from traditional seaside activities to exploring nature, making them perfect for families and couples to discover the beauty of the North Norfolk coastline.

Kelling Estate’s luxury coastal holiday cottages provide a unique base to explore the North Norfolk coastline. If you’re visiting the area, why not take a look at our other blog posts and see what other activities take your fancy?

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