See, do, eat!
There's so much to EXPLORE along the coast and Sandy-Nook is the perfect base.
The best time of year to visit North-West Norfolk is any time! Whatever the weather, the area is abundant with things to see and do, and wonderful places to eat.
In fact, there are far too many to mention here!
We provide an extensive local area guide at the apartment, including our recommendations, so for now, here’s a 10-point taster.
THORNHAM (8 mins by car) Remote, peaceful, sandy with a half mile walk-in on a raised bank alongside salt marshes.
BRANCASTER (13 min by car) Child and largely dog-friendly, miles of gorgeous open sand.
WELLS (30 mins by car) Picturesque, miles of soft sand, colourful huts, skirted by pine woods.
HOLKHAM (30 mins by car) Breathtaking, vast expanse of soft sand. Lengthy walk-in along boardwalks and pine trees.
SALTHOUSE (51 mins by car) Spectacular shingle, crashing waves. Challenging underfoot.
LOSE YOURSELF UNDER NORFOLK'S BIG SKIES
on this wonderful choice of stunning beaches:
The coast is dotted with numerous offerings from excellent, award-winning restaurants, gastropubs, cafés, fish and chips, delis, farmer’s markets, and locally-caught, fresh fish, crabs, and mussels (when there’s an ‘R’ in the month).
Here are 14 restaurants to try under 20 minutes away by car:
RINGSTEAD – The Gin Trap
TITCHWELL – Titchwell Manor
BRANCASTER & BRANCASTER STAITHE
BURNHAM MARKET – Socius
BURNHAM-OVERY-STAITHE – The Hero
With features and attractions that span the generations, there's bound to be something to please everyone here:
For all the family
Fun and adventure, tailored specifically for the youngest members of the family.
Landlubbers, look away. Wave riders in search of adrenaline-fuelled Vitamin Sea are well-catered for, whether by sail, paddle or surf.
Hunstanton Watersports – lessons
Adventure Watersports Norfolk – lessons and tours
Holkham boat hire on the lake at Holkham Park
Coastal Exploration Company – skippered traditional sail boats, Wells
North Norfolk Paddleboards – lessons, tours and hire, Burnham Overy Staithe
Hunstanton Kayaks – lessons and hire
Ride the waves
Testing links golf, with sumptuous sea and saltmarsh views, and a lesser-known, nearby, inland 18-hole challenge.
Miles of shoreline and inland paths and cycle routes over gently undulating countryside make Norfolk ideal for both pedestrian and two-wheeled adventure.
pic: Alan Barker
The Wash provides the ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife, including wildfowl, wading birds, Common and Grey seals.
RSPB RESERVES under 15-minutes drive away
THE WILDLIFE TRUST reserves under 50 minutes away
SEAL SPOTTING BOAT TRIPS
To Blakeney Point, from Morston and Blakeney Quays
45-minutes by car
DEER AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS
The natural world
Norfolk has a wealth of history to be discovered, from its maritime heritage to the grand stately homes, halls and churches that reflect its prosperous past. Each estate holds regular events, as well as offering a variety of facilities, including gardens, museums, cafés and shops.
History & heritage
Art & culture
Art, craft and design is flourishing in Norfolk, with exhibitions, installations and galleries featuring makers' works for sale.
If your holiday isn't complete without a little wander round the shops, you'll be pleased to learn there's a plethora of shopping locations, offering superb independent shops, boutiques and galleries.