Bicycles at Heacham Beach

With 100 miles of stunning coastline and many attractive towns and villages to choose from, it's hard to pick a particular area as your holiday base. But read on, and we will try to make your decision easier.

Firstly, think about whether you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town life, or some chillout time on a beach? Do you want to explore Norfolk's beautiful countryside and wide open skies or indulge in sporting activities? Here are some ideas:

  • Beaches - You're spoilt for choice in Norfolk, as there are excellent sandy beaches all along the coast. During the peak months, you will find quieter beaches at the coastal villages, whereas the beaches at the larger resorts such as Hunstanton, Cromer and Great Yarmouth can be very busy on a sunny day.
  • Family Entertainment - For family shows, try Princess Theatre at Hunstanton, Cromer Pavilion Theatre, and the Britannia Pier Theatre or Hippodrome Circus at Great Yarmouth.
  • Sports - Watersports such as kite surfing and windsurfing are popular at Old Hunstanton and Brancaster. You can go sailing from Hunstanton, Brancaster Staithe and Blakeney. Norfolk has many fine links golf courses including Hunstanton Golf Club, the Royal West Norfolk Club at Brancaster, and the Royal Cromer.
  • Walking - The Norfolk Coast Path starts at Hunstanton and runs along the coast to Cromer. The path takes you near beautiful sandy beaches, dunes, cliffs, salt marshes and rolling farmland.
  • Nightlife - Great Yarmouth's Regent Road is packed with pubs, cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. You can also find theatre shows, bars, places to eat and amusements on Britannia Pier.