The Village of Sea Palling in Norfolk

Sea Palling Norfolk Holidays

Visitors guide to the seaside village of Sea Palling located on the East Coast of Norfolk. Sea Palling has fine sandy beaches backed by sand dunes all located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, a place to come for a uncrowded lazy beach holiday. 

In 1953 many of the old flint cottages were swept away out to sea and as a result new sea defences have been installed. These have taken the form of reefs, which have also resulted in calmer waters. Several old cottages still exist in the village and palling mill still stands in good repair though without cap or sails. Inside the 14th century church are boards on which are commemorated the gallant rescues carried out by the lifeboat men of Palling. The village has a well stocked shop, a post office and two pubs. About a mile outside Sea Palling is a farm shop where you can purchase all your fruit and vegetables. Nearby is the Broadland town of Stalham with its large supermarket.

Rumour has it that one of the pubs is haunted by a woman in grey clothing who is seen sitting on a window ledge.  Also by a strong smell of tobacco which suddenly descends and then just as suddenly vanishes. 

Slightly round the coast is Waxham Great Barn a historic 16th Century building which has recently undergone extensive restoration work, attached the barn are seasonal tea rooms. Beyond Waxham is Horsey Windpump built in 1912 to drain surplus water from agricultural land now acquired and restored by the National Trust.  From its top there are wonderful views.  Inland is the village of East Ruston where you will find the Old Vicarage garden.  This multi-faceted garden has been designed and created by Alan Gray and his partner Graham Robeson since 1986, when they returned to live in Norfolk full-time.

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