‘The place where earth, air and water meet’
This is how the North Norfolk coast has been described and sometimes when the sun is setting it’s hard to tell the difference between the sea, the sky and the mudflats.
Head up towards the RSPB bird reserve, past the string of long, narrow lakes formed from the old shingle quarries next to The Wash, and it feels like the ends of the earth. So this is the place for those who like space and solitude with their seaside.
People who might enjoy staying here
VISIT NORFOLK and Visit East Anglia are amongst the many online directories where you can find more information.
Between Easter and early November there’s a well-stocked shop near the beach road, where amongst other things you can buy a variety of food, household supplies, newspapers, bread from a local baker, free range eggs, and local vegetables. Seasonal fish and chip shop, amusement arcade a little further.
Snettisham Village (2 miles inland) CO-OP open into the evening. There’s also a small general store, post office, chemist, surgery, hairdresser, art gallery, a quirky second-hand book shop, and a charity shop – and a couple of good pubs of course.
Dersingham village has a Spar general store and a mid-sized Budgen’s supermarket, both with cashpoints. The seaside town of HUNSTANTON has good shops and leisure activities. Historic KINGS LYNN is a good-sized shopping town with two ancient theatres, an Art Deco cinema in all its 1927 glory, several fascinating museums, and a host of fine old buildings.