|OS Grid: TG 490190||Approx 0.7m 1.2km From the Coast View Google Map|
|Latitude: 52° 42' 39"|
|Longitude:1° 41' 12"|
|Latitude: 52.710||Select another Norfolk Location:|
This pretty little ancient seaside
village with its back drop of white wind turbines
(located at the nearby village of Somerton) boasts
un-crowded pale sandy beaches and mile upon mile of sand
dunes. With just over six hundred and fifty houses of
all shapes and all sizes it is an ideal place for those
looking for a quiet un-commercialised seaside holiday.
The annual "Anglia In Bloom"'
competition is taken very seriously by the locals and
front gardens are bedecked with colourful flowers and
lampposts groan under the weight of blooms.
The tower of the Church, built between
1415 and 1430, is the third highest tower in Norfolk at
125 feet, exceeded by only Cromer 160 feet and Wymondham
142 feet was built in the 12th century by the monks of
St. Benets Abbey. Historically, Winterton people
proud of their tower, have held strongly to a local
tradition that it is "a herring-and-a-half higher than
Cromer." The 70 foot lighthouse, which remained in
operation from 1867 to 1921 is now used as part of
holiday accommodation attached to the local hotel.