Escape to the Gorgeous North Norfolk Coast

North Norfolk is an area of contrast, from the long sandy beaches at Hunstanton, Holme-next-Sea and Brancaster to the harsh beauty of the salt marshes and creeks that are a particular feature of the Burnhams.

holiday cottage, north norfolk, burnham market, eastlifeFamous for its migrating birds, this part of the county is an ornithologist’s paradise with a number of established nature reserves such as Cley Marshes, Snettisham and Titchwell Marsh attracting a huge diversity of bird life all year round.

The brick and flint villages marking the line of the coast are a delight; Burnham Market is one of the largest and certainly the most renowned in the area.

This quintessentially Norfolk village has a pretty green with a creek cutting across the road and disappearing underground, Georgian architecture, attractive cottages, an eclectic mix of shops that include stylish boutiques, one of the county’s most famous hat shops, an excellent hardware store, wine merchant, fish shop, deli…. and so it goes on. This is a village that visitors and locals flock to and it’s not hard to see why!

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If you’re looking to eat out around here you’ll be spoilt for choice. Within the village The Hoste Arms and The Nelson Inn will serve you well. Slightly further afield The White Horse at Brancaster, The Ship Inn at Brancaster Staithe and the Orange Tree at Thornham all offer great food at reasonable prices. Couple this with some great country pubs and you will not struggle to find good local food.

Norfolk Country Cottages can be found at 3 Emma’s Court, Burnham Market. Specialising in quality self-catering holiday lets, all of which come with VisitEngland approval, there’s no better company to holiday with in Norfolk. www.norfolkcottages.co.uk

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