Stretching across 84 miles in total, the Norfolk Coast Path runs through many of the local towns and villages, as well as the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With so many different areas to explore, there are plenty of opportunities to take a break and refuel along the way.
Running from Hunstanton to Sea Palling, the coast path includes stops in Wells-next-the-sea, Cromer, Happisburgh, and Overstrand. One of the benefits of this walk is you can explore the whole of the Norfolk coastline by following smaller more manageable sections of the route. The path encounters cliffs, sand dunes, beaches and has stunning sea views throughout.
No matter which section of the path you choose to explore, there are many beautiful fishing villages and seaside towns, all of which have a rich history and culture, with delicious food for you to discover. This route can also connect you to other local walks including Peddars Way, as it intersects at the town of Holme-next-the-sea.
This beautiful 7-mile-long walk along the shingle spit of Blakeney and the beach at Cley-next-the-sea allows you to relax and unwind. Blakeney is one of the region’s nature reserves and as a result, you can expect to find an abundance of plants and wildlife throughout the route. The whole area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is protected by its status. Walkers are encouraged to obey all signage that is displayed throughout various times of year to protect nesting birds. If you are visiting with your furry friend it’s also important to make sure that you check the time of the year for areas where they are allowed to walk, at Blakeney Point, there is a seasonal ban on dogs between the 1st of April and 15th August.
The famous grey seal colony is located at Blakeney Point; however, it is not possible to see them on foot. After walking along the spit, you can catch a boat from Morston Quay which will take you within a safe distance to visit the colony.