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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.

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HOLME (7 mins by car) Secluded, glorious, unspoilt sandy.

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.

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Beaches

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:

 

HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA  The White Horse

RINGSTEAD – The Gin Trap

SNETTISHAM 

 

THORNHAM  

Drove Orchards:

Thornham village:

TITCHWELL – Titchwell Manor

 

BRANCASTER & BRANCASTER STAITHE

 

BURNHAM MARKET – Socius

 

BURNHAM-OVERY-STAITHE – The Hero

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Eating out

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With features and attractions that span the generations, there's bound to be something to please everyone here:

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For all the family

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Children's hour 

Fun and adventure, tailored specifically for the youngest members of the family.

 
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Landlubbers, look away. Wave riders in search of adrenaline-fuelled Vitamin Sea are well-catered for, whether by sail, paddle or surf.

 

MULTI WATERSPORTS

SAILING  

PADDLE BOARDING 

KAYAKING

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Ride the waves

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Activities

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.  

 

   

 

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WALKING

 
 

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 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

EXPLORERS

DEER AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS

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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.

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History & heritage

 
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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. 

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Retail therapy

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