Old Hunstanton beach
A favourite of Callum and Solo’s, this panoramic beach is one of the most popular beaches along the North Norfolk Coast. The vast landscape can be a source of tranquillity out of season and a bustling spot throughout the holiday seasons with families from far and wide. You can either walk along the beach itself or in amongst the dunes and beach huts. We tend to walk along the beach until we pick up the North Norfolk coastal path at the end of the Hunstanton Golf course and walk towards Thornham where there are a plethora of dog-friendly establishments to take a well-earned rest; we then loop back around following the path back to Hunstanton where we would finish the walk of a The Lodge in Old Hunstanton for a thirst-quenching tipple before heading home.
Brancaster beach hosts wide expanses of golden sands which are perfect for summer sandcastles or winter wanders. You can find yourself walking on this beach for hours on end, if you follow the beach to the left towards Titchwell you’ll stumble across the scenic estuary which hosts a number of seals and their pups throughout the year making this the perfect location for those stunning seaside snaps. If you’re up for an adventure then follow the coastal path which can be picked up from the top of the driveway down to the beach parking, this path meanders you along a wooden pathway through the remarkable reeds of Brancaster’s marshes leading you to Burnham Deepdale. This route was part of the route Alex and Callum endured during their 24-mile trek across The Norfolk Coast. Along this route is the exquisite White Horse of Brancaster, A favourite amongst locals, day-trippers and holidaymakers.
Sheringham tends to be the starting point for many of our recent walks over the past few years, whether that be just a walk into the town for a bite to eat and a coffee or a brisk coastal walk. We tend to start our walk from The Esplanade where the is several free parking spaces and public toilets, we then follow the meandering promenade towards Cromer as the promenade ends we then pick up the coastal beach path and walk along the picturesque beach taking in the old sea defences along the way, if the tide is out there as swatches of sand however if the tide is in the beach is more pebbly so make sure you wear suitable shoes. The beach is always quiet and the perfect place to let the dogs off explore. If you follow the beach to the end you will end up at West Runcton beach where there is a café and toilets perfect for a little pit stop. If you’re looking to carry on the walk and want to get the step and mile count up, then you can carry on your walk towards Cromer either following the coastal path along the cliff top or tide permitting continuing walking along the beach. Alternatively, you can just head back to Sheringham either the way you came or via the coastal path along the clifftop (which is what we tend to do) this route is the perfect route to take in the panoramic views across the North Norfolk coastline as the route take you up Norfolk’s version of a mountain Beeston Bump. Once over the bump follow the coastal path back down to Sheringham promenade where your walk comes to an end, We like to finish up in Solo’s favourite spot The Copper Whelks Tea room (he won’t let us walk past without stopping for a coffee)
A natural progression from our previous walk, we often walk from Sheringham to Cromer and then back again, this is a favourite of ours all year round. Cromer is the perfect halfway stop off as it hosts several eateries from Fish and Chips to Pub Grub to small independent cafes so there is something for everyone, the perfect place to refuel before continuing the journey.
Cromer is the perfect seaside hub for any family visiting during the holidays whether that be for a walk along the beach or the of amusement the family. Cromer Pier host several shows throughout the year whereas the town centre and promenade have several amusements and arcades to keep the whole family entertained. We often visit Cromer just for the infamous No1 Cromer Fish and Chips which brings people from all over across.
Cley, some say it’s pronounced ‘Clay’ some will argue otherwise.
Cley is a tranquil haven for birdwatchers and walkers. The sprawling marshes are the perfect location for the perfect me-time walk. Part of the Norfolk coastal path, Cley salt marshes has an idyllic circular walk along to Blakeney Harbour. This walk hosts a number of perfect picture moments from the beautiful Cley windmill to the charming Blakeney Harbour. Take a pit stop in one for Blakeney’s many establishments or even jump on one of the popular boat trips out to see the seals (make sure you wrap up warm as it can get cold out there). When finishing the walk back at Cley we like to grab a coffee and a bite to eat from Artemis Coffee Shop, their homemade cakes are to die for!
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