Many different species of birds have been spotted in this area. There a number of hides, which overlook a variety of bird habitats and winter feeding stations. In addition there is a dedicated sea-watching hide, the first in Norfolk. Further round the coast is the RSPB reserve at nearby Titchwell offering excellent bird watching, open all year.
The village has a village inn which
serves meals and for a village shop you will need to
visit Old Hunstanton
just one and half miles away where you can stock up on
essentials. The busier seaside resort of Hunstanton, with its
unusual cliffs and many seaside attractions and shops,
is under three miles round the coast.. At Hunstanton you
can see wonderful sunsets across the Wash as part of the
coastline is on the East Coast but actually faces West.
It was at Holme that an Ancient Tree
Ring was found, a ring of old wooden timbers which had
been known about by the local population for some
years. It was, formed by 55 oak timber posts completely
encircling an upturned oak tree, and generated much
public and media interest. The timber posts were
transferred to Flag Fen, near Peterborough, the
archaeological centre based on the site of a unique
Bronze Age religious complex. The laboratories at Flag
Fen specialise in the study of prehistoric timber and
have preserved the posts by submerging them in a water
tank to prevent them from deterioration.