|OS Grid: TG 070430||Approx 1.0m 1.7km From the Coast View Google Map|
|Latitude: 52° 56' 39"|
|Longitude:1° 04' 52"|
|Latitude: 52.944||Select another Norfolk Location:|
Once a thriving port, linked to the sea by the Mayne Channel, this village was wrestled from the sea in 1638 by the building of dykes and the blocking of the canal as part of land reclamation, making a lot of fishermen and sailors redundant. Nowadays the salt and freshwater lagoons of the Salthouse Marshes support a host of breeding bird life.
In summer one can normally purchase an
ice cream from an icecream van that frequents this place
and across the road, in one of the small Norfolk
cottages you can buy fish and chips. There is a village
stores and post office, which can supply your basic
Further round the coast is the small fishing village of Blakeney with its picturesque quay and nearby salt marshes. Few visitors can resist a one-hour boat trip to see the colony of 400 common and grey seals off Blakeney Point, and many opt for the two-hour trip, going ashore to observe the Blakeney Point birdlife. Boat trips are dependent on the tide and weather and the breeding season of the seals.
Round the coast less than 8 miles in
the other direction is Sheringham a traditional seaside
town which has grown up around its old fishing village,
and where fishermen still bring in the daily catch.
Sheringham is home to the North Norfolk Railway which
operates steam train rides into Holt. A busy popular
town of charm and character. with a good selection of