Norfolk


Norfolk is home to a stunning and varied coastline with more than 90 miles of rugged dunes and nature reserves.

Away from the water’s edge, you’ll find unspoilt countryside, an historic city, fine dining, family attractions, a royal residence, cycle ways and plenty of birdwatching opportunities.

Discover these, plus many more reasons to fall in love, with our Inspire and Explore guide to Norfolk.

Explore Norfolk


Holiday cottages in Norfolk are a gateway to gorgeous relaxation. Wherever you choose to explore, wonderful waterways, beautiful beaches and stunning cities are just a short distance away.

Perfect for pet owners, families and couples, Norfolk offers a host of activities within its tranquil borders. Choose a region below to begin your exploration.

West Norfolkand the Fens North Norfolk South Norfolk GreaterYarmouth Norwich Norfolk Broads Brecks &Thetford Forest

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Brilliant Birdwatching in Norfolk

You don’t have to be an expert to have a memorable time visiting some of these Norfolk birdwatching destinations.

There’s so much to see and learn whilst having fun in the fascinating Norfolk surroundings – it’s a great day out for all the family.

Norfolk’s Best Beaches

The beaches in Norfolk are a match for anywhere in the world.

Often deserted in winter, early spring and late autumn – these are the times to appreciate the Norfolk coast’s magnificent solitude.

Summer is perfect for the great traditional seaside experience with picnics, ice-creams, Frisbee and sandcastles to enjoy.

Here’s our pick of Norfolk’s best beaches.

Wild Days Out in Norfolk

Norfolk is a fantastic place for family days out with a great choice of wildlife parks, nature trails, boat trips and more.

Round up your family and head for one of Norfolk’s many brilliant attractions and enjoy a wild day out.

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Fish and chips are always a welcome treat but, believe me, they taste far better when you can see the sea, smell the salt air and hear the seagulls calling

Lynda Gotts-White, Regional manager for Norfolk at cottages.com

The fishing town of Wells-Next-The-Sea is one of the busier locations on the North Norfolk Coast. It's worth getting here early on warm days as the car parks can fill up quite quickly

Chris Herring, Landscape photographer

The Crown and Mitre is an old fashioned pub with no TV screens or fruit machines, where conversation, good beer and proper pub food is the order of the day

Jeff Hoyle, Local CAMRA member

Most people visit from Horsey and walk the 20 minutes to the seal viewing point from there. My own preference however, is to park at Winterton, walking back towards Horsey. This walk is about 45 minutes, but is always a lovely route and keeps you away from the crowds

Chris Herring, Landscape photographer

NWT Cley Marshes is the oldest wildlife trust nature reserve in the UK (acquired 1926) with the most up to date visitor and education facilities

James Hogg, Membership development officer, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

I love photographing the Norfolk Coast because it's incredibly varied. From the stripped cliffs at Old Hunstanton, you only have to travel a few miles to encounter salt marshes, shingle beaches, clay cliffs and sand dunes

Chris Herring, Landscape photographer

Ribs of Beef, Norwich: One of many fine pubs in a fine city, it has the added attraction of a riverside terrace on the Wensum with views of the ancient Fye bridge.

Jeff Hoyle, Local CAMRA member

RSPB Snettisham - Nationally renowned for spectacular variety and quantity of wildfowl, wading birds and other migrants in the vast and sweeping landscape of The Wash

James Hogg, Membership development officer, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

If you want to get away from it all then head to the sandy beaches at Brancaster and Holkham. Even on busy sunny days it's always possible to walk and find your own peaceful stretch of the beach

Chris Herring, Landscape photographer

Discover Cottages in Norfolk


Find your perfect place to stay in Norfolk. All of our cottages in the region have been specially selected to ensure the finest accommodation.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a pet-friendly place, somewhere fun for the family or a scenic getaway with a hot tub, you will find the finest selection with cottages.com.

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