The Village of Waxham in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the coastal and seaside
location of Waxham on the East Coast of Norfolk. Waxham 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 unspoiled natural beauty suitable for walking, cycling,
bird watching and fishing.
under two miles enjoys 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 market.
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