Recommendations for your visit.

A bit of local knowledge

We are a Norfolk family and live in the nearby  town of Fakenham.  Included below are some of our favourite places to visit and explore in the county.

  • Sheringham Beach (five minutes walk from your door)-  all year round the beach provides interest. At low tide there is a beautiful sandy beach to enjoy and far reaching views along the coastline. A perfect place for a bucket and spade holiday. (Dogs are not permitted on some sections of the beach between April and October)
  • We enjoy visiting the Funky Mackerel Cafe with our children and dogs(both of which are welcome). It provides panoramic sea views, binoculars, comfy sofas, a bric a brac room and a small play area for children. The cafe is a five minute walk from the cottage.
  • Taking a steam train from Sheringham to Holt (beautiful Georgian market town) is a lovely way to see the scenery. If you take a picnic you can hop on and off the train at different stations and make a day of it.
  • Always a popular trip with our family is a visit to the tropical leisure pool in Sheringham. The 150ft slide and wave machine help to keep the whole family entertained.
  • For seafood enthusiasts there is Cookies at Salthouse which provides reasonably priced fresh caught fish and shell fish meals and sandwiches. You can even take your own wine! It has outdoor covered seating and is a very popular stop.
  • Sheringham Park is a beautiful landscaped park and woodland garden. In May/June there are a huge number of rhododendrons in flower, providing a spectacularly colourful sight.  It is a great place to walk or bike with dogs and children.
  • Holt a beautiful Georgian town is just five miles away and a nice place to stroll around and do some shopping.
  • Seal trips to Blakeney Point always prove a popular excursion. It is possible to see seals swimming in the sea off Sheringham beach as well if you keep your eyes peeled.
  • In season Wiveton Hall Cafe between Cley and Blakeney provides PYO fruit and a great cafe with views across the marsh.
  • Bewilderwood is half an hours drive away and is described as a family forest fun adventure. Our kids love it. Check out their website to see if it is your cup of tea.
  • No Sheringham holiday is complete without a visit to Ellie’s ice cream shop. There are dozens of flavours to choose from and they even do a child size ice cream for a bargain price.
  • Beaches: The North Norfolk beaches are hard beaten and you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here our some of our favourites.
  1. Sheringham for ease of access to the beach, playing and swimming with children.
  2. Salthouse is a great place to try your hand at mackerel or bass fishing from the shore. It is also free to park here.
  3. Holkham for long walks on a huge sandy beach.
  4. Wells for a beautiful sandy beach and fish and chips on the quay.
  5. West Runton for rock pooling at low tide and for the more adventurous you can go bodyboarding here.
  • Norwich is a beautiful medieval city well worth a days visit. You can even go by train from Sheringham to add to the adventure.
  • Just a short walk from the cottage is Sheringham Little Theatre which hosts a good repertoire of plays, poets, comics and children’s theatre.