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Visitor information for the Norfolk Coast

Here is some guidance to popular information requests from visitors to the Norfolk Coast:

Family friendly sites

We’ve listed 10 sites selected on the basis of their facilities, 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. Scroll down this page to find out more about these sites, or visit our Active Map and selecting the “family friendly sites” category.

Tides and beach safety

The Norfolk Coast has a very diverse coastline ranging from cliffs, beaches and dunes, marshes and mudflats. Wherever you are you should be aware of the various dangers they bring and in particular the tide times so links are provided to enable this information to be found on our tides and beach safety page.

Public toilet locations

Many coastal public toilets and car parks within the area are local authority managed and the listing on our public toilets page provides information on the facility along with a website link enabling additional information.

Local Authorities for the Norfolk Coast AONB

North Norfolk District Council >

Borough Council Of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk >

Great Yarmouth Borough Council >

Norfolk County Council >

Broads Authority >

Information offices

Cromer – North Norfolk Information Centre

Louden Road, Cromer NR27 9EF (adjacent Meadow Road car park)
Tel: 01263 512497
Email: cromerinfo@north-norfolk.gov.uk
www.visitnorthnorfolk.com
Open all year. Services provided include public internet access, free wi-fi hotspot and some council services such as the sale of parking permits. There are two touch screen computers which are available to access tide timetables, bus timetables, accommodation (in north Norfolk and nationwide)

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian and Norfolk Coast Cycleway map.

Deepdale Information Centre

Deepdale Farms, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk PE31 8DD
Tel: 01485 210256
Email: stay@deepdalebackpackers.co.uk
www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/information-centre
Open all year. Opening hours 9 am to 6 pm. Independently run through Deepdale Farms providing a wide range of information including maps, guide books, walking information, local attractions and accommodation.
Close by is the Norfolk Coast Path, National Cycle Route No1 and Norfolk Coast Cycleway. A range of businesses at Deepdale including camping, cafe, fuel, shops including supermarket and regular events.

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian and Norfolk Coast Cycleway map

Great Yarmouth TIC

Marine Parade, opposite the Marina Centre, on the sea front, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN
Tel: 01493 846346
Email: tourism@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

Holt TIC

Holt Tourist Information Centre is currently closed and will soon reopen in an alternative location. In the meantime contact the Cromer office cromerinfo@north-norfolk.gov.uk, Tel: 01263 512497 for year round North Norfolk tourist information.

Hunstanton Tourist Information Point

The Coal Shed Gallery, 5 Le Strange Terrace, Hunstanton, PE36 5AJ
Telephone: 01553 774297 (King’s Lynn TIC)
Email: kings-lynn.tic@alivewestnorfolk.co.uk

Hoveton & Wroxham TIC

Station Road, Hoveton/Wroxham NR12 8UR
Tel: 01603 782281
Email: hoveton.info@broads-authority.gov.uk
Broads visitor centre information >
Open Easter to end October
Monday – Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

King’s Lynn TIC

Stories of Lynn, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ
Telephone: 01553 774297
Email: kings-lynn.tic@alivewestnorfolk.co.uk
https://www.visitwestnorfolk.com/travel-and-information/tourist-information/

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian and Norfolk Coast Cycleway map

Mundesley Visitor Centre

15 Station Road, Mundesley.
Tel: 01263 721070
Email: visit.mundesley@yahoo.co.uk
http://mundesley-visitor-advice-centre.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/
Open: Seasonal (volunteer operated)

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian and Norfolk Coast Cycleway map

Norwich TIC

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF
Tel: 01603 213999
Email: tourism@norwich.gov.uk
www.visitnorwich.co.uk

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian and Norfolk Coast Cycleway map

Sheringham TIC

Station Approach, Sheringham NR26 8RA
Tel: 01263 824329
Email: sheringhamtic@yahoo.com
Run by and located inside North Norfolk Railway

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian and Norfolk Coast Cycleway map

Stalham TIC

Museum of the Broads, The Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA
Tel: 01692 581681
Email: info@museumofthebroads.org.uk
www.museumofthebroads.org.uk

Wells-next-the-Sea TIC

Located in the Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AN
Tel: 01328 839000
Email: info@wellsmaltings.org.uk
www.wellsmaltings.org.uk/wells-visitor-information-centre
Accommodation: www.wellsnextthesea.co.uk
Wells information centre is run by Wells Maltings Trust

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian and Norfolk Coast Cycleway map

Walsingham TIC

Shire Hall Museum, Common Place, Little Walsingham, NR22 6BP
Tel: 01328 820510
www.walsinghamvillage.org
Managed by Walsingham Estate

Stockist of Norfolk Coast Guardian

Family friendly sites

We have selected ten sites within the Norfolk Coast AONB 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.

Covid-19

Please check the latest Covid-19 advice, guidelines or restrictions with any sites or visitor attractions before you visit. We have added a link to each of the venues below, and please always follow our Coastal Code

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. Visitor Centre and accessible bird hides.

Horsey Mere and Windpump, National Trust

A short accessible walk at the iconic windpump, look out across the mere, explore the windpump where the Broads National Park 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

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

Holkham Estate

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 Estate

Best known for its Royal connections Sandringham Estate is famous for the house and gardens  but also has accessible parkland with  woodland habitats to walk in and to enjoy.

Sheringham Park, National Trust

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

Felbrigg Estate, National Trust

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.

External website links

The links below also include some additional information sources that may be helpful.

Norfolk Coast Partnership member organisations, their roles and website links can be found in the Managing section

National Organisations

National Association of AONBs >
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs >
Natural England >
Environment Agency >

Nature Reserve and Conservation Organisations

National Trust >
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds >
Norfolk Wildlife Trust >
Norfolk Ornithologists Association >

Backpacking

Burnham Deepdale – hostel, campsite and tipis www.deepdalefarm.co.uk
Ringstead www.courtyardfarm.co.uk
Youth Hostels at Sheringham, Wells and Hunstanton

Local Radio

BBC Radio Norfolk >
North Norfolk Radio >

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