The Norfolk Coast Article

A trip to the Norfolk coastline will never let you down, whether the sun is shining or the thick ominous clouds are present, it always seems beautiful.

Summer at Holkham
Summer at Holkham

A lot of this coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are various Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation that pass through and protect a variety of flora and fauna, so dogs are meant to be kept on leads.

A Sandy Holkham Scene
A Sandy Holkham Scene

 Holkham is one of my favourite beaches in the whole of England and I believe many others voted it as Best British Beach last year. It must be the perfect mix of golden sandy beaches and the dunes with the protection of a pinewood forest.

Footpaths on Beach
Footpaths on Beach

 This coastal area has two long distance footpaths, they are the Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path, both originating from old Roman roads. I am yet to walk them but maybe this summer.

Off shore wind farms
Off shore wind farms

 Off shore windmills are becoming ever more popular and in my opinion I don’t think they are an eye sore at all. It’s just one step closer to green technology and I don’t think they damage the aquatic ecosystem too much. Not as much as other energy sources to say the least.

River and wetlands
River and wetlands

 As the path winds from the harbour down to the beach, it weaves through fields and these are the fields that provide the perfect hunting ground for a variety of birds and you will always spot bird watchers perched up along the way.

Sunset at Brancaster
Sunset at Brancaster

 When the day comes to an end there is nothing better than sitting on the beach with a sandy bum, some fish and chips, locally caught of course and watching the sunset behind the horizon.

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