Waxham on the East Coast of Norfolk has lovely golden
secluded beaches and a restored historic 16th century
barn. The barn was constructed using bits of 14th and
15th century monasteries that the owners of Waxham Hall
(Woodhouse) had bought after Henry VIII closed them
down. At 176ft the barn is the longest thatched
barn in Norfolk and now fully restored it, is open to
the public and includes a seasonal cafe.
This is an area of unspoilt natural beauty suitable for
walking, cycling, bird watching and fishing.
Sea Palling is just two
miles away providing a traditional seaside atmosphere.
Nine constructed reefs just off the shore, at Sea
Palling protect the area from flooding as well as
ensuring good sand deposits. The village has a
well stocked, Shop/Post Office, a Fresh Fish shop and
two Pubs, both of which serve food.
There are many nature reserves in the
Broads where holiday makers and visitors can see good
examples of all the traditional Broads landscapes and
the wildlife that lives there. Hickling under two miles
away is the largest Broad covering over 370 acres of
open water. The Broad is an ideal spot for fishing
and bird watching and the reserve has several board
walks and a helpful visitor centre. At Hickling
Staithe bicycles can be hired as well as day boats.
Stalham around 15 minutes drive away has a larger
variety of shops, a Supermarket and a Saturday Farmers