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Famous for its mussels, the fishing village of Brancaster Staithe lies on the beautiful north Norfolk coast. Follow the history of the fishing industry at Brancaster Quay, or enjoy one of the many courses available at the flagship Brancaster Activity Centre. The Staithe offers a great place to start exploring the coast, if you're sailing you can launch a boat (voluntary launching fee applies) and sail in the sheltered waters of Scolt Head Island; or if you venture a little further west along the Norfolk Coast Path you will find the Roman Fort of Branodunum, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Continue a little further along the coast and find Brancaster Beach, where you can enjoy miles of golden sand for long or short walks. Scolt Head Island nature reserve is managed by Natural England.

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Brancaster Estate (NT)
Brancaster Beach, Beach Road, BRANCASTER STAITHE, PE31 8BW
Phone : 01263 740241

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The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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