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Whereabouts in North Norfolk?

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CormorantDevouringTime Tue 30-May-17 20:18:46

I know MN is very keen on North Norfolk so I've finally decided to give it a punt for this summer. I've left it a bit late, but I've found a few suitable places in a variety of places on the coast.

So where would you recommend, near a beach, maybe rockpools, not too big, not too small, couple of nice pubs and a cafe and a shop so we're not committed to getting in the car to go anywhere? DC are 12 and 14 but easily pleased by beaches, icecream, rockpools and baby seals.

Iamastonished Fri 02-Jun-17 21:55:41

Wells-next=the Sea

You can tell I liked the place grin

Highalert Fri 02-Jun-17 21:57:59

Wells is lovely. I like Sheringham and Cromer too.

StorminaBcup Fri 02-Jun-17 21:58:30

I was also going to say Wells! It's got a great beach, a stinky swamp and a small tourist train. What more could you want grin

PolarBearGoingSomewhere Fri 02-Jun-17 22:03:22

Wells is lovely but gets very very busy and is pricey. Sheringham is less well known and has some great attractions and Brancaster is also a good bet. Hunstanton is about 30 minutes away from Brancaster for the more arcadey, naff seaside experience and it's also easy to access Wells, Cromer etc. for crabbing and tasteful shops.

hugoagogo Fri 02-Jun-17 22:05:27

Overstrand wink

liquidrevolution Fri 02-Jun-17 22:07:25

Actually all the other suggestions are good too.

BrexitSucks Fri 02-Jun-17 22:10:07

No rockpools in Cromer. Or Sheringham.

I can only think of Hunstanton for rockpools. My teens can find more to do in Sheringham.

Highalert Fri 02-Jun-17 22:12:30

Mundersley iis a great little village, Nice beach, pubs and a few shops.

Wells does get very crowded, I prefer Sheringham or Cromer

StorminaBcup Fri 02-Jun-17 22:14:05

Ah Sunny Hunny, this thread is making me homesick! If you want the full 2p machine arcade experience you can't go wrong with Hunstanton.

Holme beach is also lovely (which is near Hunstanton).

Highalert Fri 02-Jun-17 22:14:07

West Runton has great rock pools.

CormorantDevouringTime Fri 02-Jun-17 22:49:39

Oh gosh, thanks everyone. I thought this thread was dead. Going to book somewhere tomorrow.

pinkmagic1 Fri 02-Jun-17 22:56:45

Another vote for Wells Next The Sea. Fantastic beach, harbour and lovely little shops and cafes. My 2 love to spend hours crabbing in the harbour and have never grown out of it.

pinkmagic1 Fri 02-Jun-17 22:59:26

Also old Hunstanton is very nice and you can easily get to the newer bit for a bit of seaside tackiness if you want it.

PandaG Fri 02-Jun-17 23:01:47

Sheringham does have rock pools - but only at low tide. (I'm from Sheringham!). It also has an indoor swimming pool. Train or bus to Cromer for cinema, clifftop walks. Cracking ice cream shops, plenty of cafés.

Honkyzeke Fri 02-Jun-17 23:03:10

Sea palling, Happisburgh, Walcott, Bacton, Mundesley, Trimingham, Overstrand, Cromer, Sheringham, Hunstanton, Stiffkey, Wells, Holkham. All great places to visit along the North Norfolk coast.

CormorantDevouringTime Fri 02-Jun-17 23:04:49

Mind you, Neil Oliver's on the telly at the mo and the Gower Peninsula is looking lovely...,

teenybean Fri 02-Jun-17 23:26:53

Brancaster, Holkham, Sheringham, Cromer. Snettisham & Heacham are lovely too, with smaller beaches & slightly less well known, so not as busy, but still very close to Hunstanton for the arcades etc, also close to sandringham, which is absolutely lovely for walks etc!

Highalert Fri 02-Jun-17 23:29:31

Heacham and Snettisham beach are a bit muddy .. Lots of ducks in Heacham though.

Etymology23 Fri 02-Jun-17 23:31:46

Love wells but no rock pools. Take a car and it's less than an hour to sunny hunny.

Felbrigg hall has a super garden.

Whin hill cider company in wells is super, is off a v unpromising car park.

Kids (and grown ups) will probably love the steam railway that ends in sheringham.

The whole area is gorgeous.

Photo is of the pre beach bit at Holkham.

CormorantDevouringTime Fri 02-Jun-17 23:32:47

It does look awfully pretty, and I was promised baby seals in late July.

Ilovesliz Fri 02-Jun-17 23:34:30

Great Yarmouth. You'll love it.

starfishmummy Fri 02-Jun-17 23:34:47

Mundesley is horrible.

Highalert Fri 02-Jun-17 23:36:14

Why is it horrible? I like Mundersley.

CormorantDevouringTime Fri 02-Jun-17 23:38:21

I have been to Great Yarmouth. I like the full-on British seaside bucket and spade candy floss and Kiss Me Quick experience for a day trip, but I definitely want somewhere quieter to actually stay for a week.

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