Key messages from the Norfolk Coast Partnership
It’s going to be a busy summer on the coast. Many organisations from the RSPB to National Trust to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, from district councils to the police, are working together closely to provide for visitors. The partners involved in the Norfolk coast ‘Reopening the Coast’ group are finding that people are taking care and respecting the area.
These hints and tips from them will help us all have a great summer:
- Keep in mind the coastal code
- Take public transport where possible – there are some fantastic new buses out and about on the coast, including double deckers which are well appointed, and you get a fantastic view. For King Lynn to Wells via Hunstanton see www.lynx.co.uk for Coastliner 36 info and www.sanderscoaches.com for the Coasthopper service from Wells to Cromer. Traveline www.traveline.info holds timetable data, and journey planning capability. Live bus locations are available on https://bustimes.org/map
There is also a scenic train service to several points along the coast, and you can walk the coast path directly from it.
- Car parking is limited and on-street parking in villages and the countryside can be very disruptive to locals and even to emergency services – so if you must bring your car, work out where you will park in advance and respect any traffic cones and entrances.
- Look out for Operation Seabird – a new initiative to Norfolk to protect ground nesting birds
- Keep your dog under control at all times and clear up after it; check out the Wild Recreation Guide for help with taking care of the nature of the coast and enjoying your trip.
- Stay safe in the water – check out the rnli guidance
- Do a Two Minute beach clean and always bin your own litter, or ideally take it home
- Check out loos before you leave home too The Great British Toilet Map: Find Toilet
Have a great visit, and enjoy, respect and protect the Norfolk Coast!