Discover a delightful mix of nostalgic seaside towns and quaint coastal villages.
People come to Norfolk for its soft, sandy beaches, wild marshland, vast skies and pretty flint-built coastal villages. It is a landscape made for idyllic family holidays where time is best spent boating, crabbing, flying kites, wading and swimming in creeks and spotting the ever changing coastal bird and wildlife. It also happens to be one of the emptiest stretches of coastline in England with enough space to find an isolated picnic spot even in the height of summer.
Venture a little way inland and you come across gorgeous unspoilt villages in undulating, rural countryside – ideal for gentle cycling, walking or touring by car. Wherever you wander, you are never far from an excellent delicatessen, a good fishmonger selling locally caught crab or a cosy pub serving Norfolk Wherry beer.
Norfolk is also renowned for the sheer quantity and quality of all year round birdwatching. The coastal dunes and marshes support many resident species that are either not found elsewhere or are localised. Add to this the regular appearance of scarce migrates or national rarities and it becomes clear why birdwatchers regularly return.
With its windswept tidelines, maze of creeks and saltings, miles of dunes and sand-pits, shady pinewoods, green pastures and marshes, this supremely wild and wonderful area of outstanding natural beauty is somewhere to catch your breath in a busy world.
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