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Family friendly sites

Our recommended sites aim to help you to find out about and enjoy the best of what the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has to offer, without damaging what we value about the area. It's particularly aimed at those visiting the area for the first time or who don't know the area well – or maybe only parts of it.

We have selected ten sites on the basis of their facilities (toilets being a feature for all of them), availability of information, accessibility by public transport or bicycle, infrastructure to enable sustainable enjoyment – and not least, for the variety and quality of 'natural beauty' they offer, both natural and historic.

There is a summary for each of the sites on what they offer, to help you choose, with links to more information elsewhere – and there will usually be good on-site information, as well.

All the sites have things of interest to all ages, so are likely to be great for families. Many of the sites also have 'easy access' provisions for those with limited mobility or using wheelchairs or pushchairs.

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Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve 
Experience the coastal fresh water and saline marshes and pools, reedbeds, accessible paths and hides and open coastal views.

Cley Marshes NWT reserve
Shingle beach and saline lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbeds to savour the diversity of sight and sound that nature offers throughout the seasons.  

Horsey Mere and Windpump
A short accessible walk at the iconic windpump, watch the boats come and go, look out across the mere, explore the windpump where the Broads overlaps the Norfolk Coast AONB.

Wells-next-the-Sea 
The popular seaside town steeped in maritime history whose working port is now well used by fishermen and recreation sailors.

Blakeney
Large coastal village with traditional flint buildings and maritime history popular for its sailing and other water based activities and of course Blakeney Point seal and bird colonies.

Holkham Hall
The birthplace of modern farming where visitors can explore the 3,000 acre parkland with its lake and herd of fallow deer, follow the nature trail or other walks. 

Sandringham Park
Best known for its Royal connections Sandringham estate is more than the house and gardens as the accessible parkland with its woodland habitats provides miles of walking and to enjoy.

Sheringham Park
Renowned for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas the1000 acres of varying habitat including woodland, parkland and cliff top to explore.

Felbrigg Estate
A working estate with the impressive 17thCentury Felbrigg Hall at its heart. Waymarked trails allow you to explore ancient woodland, lake, open grazed parkland and the church in the park.

Overstrand
Set in the heart of 'Poppyland' Overstrand has a fascinating history, sandy beaches with spectacular cliffs behind and the surrounding countryside offers many delightful walks, cycle rides, woodlands treks.