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Brancaster Beach

Brancaster Beach has miles of walking, and sands that grow with the retreating tide. A wonderful beach for dog walks, sand castles, kite flying and swimming.

Burnham Overy Staithe Beach

Burnham Overy Staithe Beach sits at the entrance to Burnham Overy Staithe harbour. Enjoy a mile walk out from Burnham Overy Staithe Sailing Club along the sea wall to the wonderful dunes.

Holkham Beach

Holkham Beach is regularly voted as one of Britains top ten beaches, and it's not surprising! Backed by dunes and ancient pines, enjoy a windswept walk to Wells Beach, grab an ice-cream, and watch the horses riding along the sand.

Holme Beach

Holme Beach is a beautiful beach between Hunstanton and Thornham. It links to the beach at Old Hunstanton and is backed by beautiful dunes and pine forest. There is also the Norfolk Wildlife Trust you can visit and park at. 


Titchwell Marsh Reserve (RSPB)

An extremely important reserve on the North Norfolk coast with lagoons, marsh and a a beautiful beach, a haven for marsh harriers, avocets and terns.

Blakeney Point (National Trust)

This 3 mile long sand and shingle spit is a paradise for many kinds of wildlife. It has many colonies of terns and migrant birds. you can take a boat trip out to the spit to see both common and grey seals.

Book an excursion with Temples, Beans or Bishop's Boats.

Cley Marshes (NWT)

The shingle beach and saline lagoons, along with the grazing marsh and seedbed, support large numbers of wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders, as well as bittern, marsh harrier and bearded tit.

Holme Dunes (NWT)

At Nofolk's northwest corner, where The Wash meets the North Sea, Holme Dunes is superbly located to attract migrating birds. It also supports numerous other wildlife species including natterjack toads, butterflies and dragonflies.


Norfolk is full of quintessentially English villages, with excellent local pubs, and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. Here are a few local gems:

Blakeney - Coastal footpath, crabbing, seal trips and pubs (The Kings Arms is excellent).

Burnham Market - Red-roofed historic cottages, inns and shops. Don’t miss: Tilly’s Café for a big slice of homemade cake or a pint at The Hoste.

Holkham - Holkham National Reserve, Holkham Hall with fabulous adventure playground, and The Victoria Inn.

Holme-next-the-Sea - Coastal footpath, NWT Holme DunesThe White Horse.

Holt - Great shopping, Natural Surroundings GardensBaconsthorpe Castle


Below are a large selection of stately homes within a 45 minute drive of The Lookout:

Sandringham House and Park- The Queen's Christmas residence.

Holkham Hall- The home of the Earl of Leicester, built in 1734.

Castle Rising- Famous 12th Century castle keep built for the wife of Henry I.

Blickling Hall- A beautiful Jacobean mansion and the birthplace of Anne Boleyn.

Felbrigg Hall- 17th Century unaltered Jacobean mansion house.

Houghton Hall- A Palladian mansion, built by Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister.


North Norfolk is famous for its excellent cuisine and use of local produce, whether it is venison from the Holkham Estate, or oysters and muscles from Brancaster Harbour. Below are a list of local pubs and restaurants we have enjoyed.

Brancaster StaitheThe White Horse and The Jolly Sailors

Burnham MarketThe HosteThe Nelson and Socius

BrancasterThe Ship Inn

ThornhamEric's Fish and Chips,  The Orange TreeThornham Deli and The Lifeboat