Norfolk is a rural and non-metropolitan county in East Anglia in, England. There are seven main areas of the county, each unique in its own right and offering a superb range of things to do. The county is full of fun, friendly people, peaceful areas, and fantastic countryside walks. It’s also got the most beautiful coastline and boasts tremendous villages, such as Hunstanton, Happisburgh and Cley next to the sea.
Wells next to the sea beach
Wells Beach is easily one of Norfolk’s finest. The sand goes on for miles and miles and hundreds of quirky colourful beach huts on stilts, run along the pine forest wall and back dunes. You can access the beach via the nearby carpark or it’s a short walk or miniature rail ride from the town along the East Fleet river.
The sea has slowly been nibbling away at the once-thriving seaport of Dunwich. In the 14th Century, it matched London in size and was the capital of the Kingdom and in the Domesday book of 1086 its population was over 3000. Now around 240 inhabitants live in this historic village.
Blakeney is one of Norfolk’s most enchanting coastal villages and makes an ideal base from which to explore the North Norfolk coast. Boats leave the harbour daily to observe the seals who live on Blakeney Point and there is an enjoyable walk to the remote lifeboat station there.
Southwold is regarded as the Jewel in the crown of East Suffolk seaside resorts. Its famous pier makes it a popular destination for those wanting both invigorating fresh sea air and a tranquil sunny haven. The beach has been recognised as a Blue Flag beach, meaning the water quality is great for swimming and it’s clean.
Aldeburgh is a traditional seaside town with plenty to offer the visiting tourist. A pebble beach runs from the Martello Tower overlooking the harbour at the south of town to the controversial Scallop sculpture in the North.