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.
To the north of the village are the Winterton Dunes Nature Reserve, riddled with foot paths and home to the rare Natterjack Toad which can be found hiding amongst the hummocks. On the coast there is a tern colony and also a seal colony and glimpses of seals soaking up the sunshine are a common occurrence. Spring and summer bring many migratory birds to the villages shores, making it a good place for birdwatchers.
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
The village is around ten miles from Great Yarmouth with its bright lights and seaside shows, Marina, Pleasure Beach and Sea Life Centre. For those wanting a day on the boats then the Broads with their miles of waterways are just two miles down the road at West Somerton. The village has two general stores and a post office and a beach side cafe. The Fishermans Return a brick and flint 300 year old pub has a nice welcoming atmosphere and is only a short stroll from the beach.
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