The Village of Waxham in Norfolk

Waxham Norfolk Holidays

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.

Sea Palling 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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