Happisburgh Norfolk (pronounced Haysbrough) is most well-known for its striking red and white lighthouse. But what a lot of people don’t know is that it also has a wonderful sandy and quite secluded beach.
VISIT AND CLIMB THE LOCAL CHURCH TOWER
People who wish to climb the 133 steps can enjoy the spectacular views of the coast and surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can see 30 churches, 2 lighthouses, 7 water towers, 5 corn mills, 5 drainage mills, 3 wind farms, Trimingham golf ball (RAF radar installation), Bacton gas terminal, reefs at Sea Palling and the Cathedral spire in Norwich (approx. 16.5 miles away).
VISIT THE LOCAL PUB THE HILL HOUSE
A historic landmark within the village of Happisburgh. Offering good quality beer through our 6 hand pumps, home cooked food including a Sunday Carvery, a weekend Coffee Shop and Breakfasts every day.
CERTAIN DAYS OF THE YEAR YOU CAN CLIMB THE LIGHTHOUSE
See here for open days
The red and white striped lighthouse was built in 1791, originally one of a pair - the pair formed leading lights marking safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous Happisburgh Sands - but it was not always effective, as the graves in the churchyard show. The lighthouse was recently featured in the ITV series Kingdom
East Ruston Gardens
East Ruston Gardens is a great place to visit!
Throughout the garden you will see many rare and unusual plants growing. We endeavour to propagate from these in small numbers so that they may be purchased from the plant sales area. Many of these rare varieties are difficult or slow to increase, so if you see a plant growing in the garden that you would like, do ask, we may have some tucked away
GRAB A COFFEE AT SMALL STICKS CAFE
Smallsticks Café is perfectly positioned on farmland next to Cart Gap beach in Happisburgh. We’re a family-run business and pride ourselves on
our friendly service and great food. We source as much of our menu as possible locally - including fish straight from the boat at Cart Gap - and
everything’s freshly prepared by our chef and her team.
BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and a hint of intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. The setting for the book, 'A Boggle at BeWILDerwood' by local children's author Tom Blofeld, is a wonderful, mystical land of brave, adventurous creatures who you may never see anywhere else in our world. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting day out for the whole family!
Holkham Beach and House
Holkham is still privately owned and is the centre of a thriving 25,000 acre agricultural estate which provides resources both to maintain the house, and to ensure that the social fabric of rural life remains intact. However, we have not stood still – we have worked hard to move with the times. In recent years, our enterprises have expanded to include a holiday park, several shops, property development and an internationally acclaimed inn. Like my forebears, we remain closely influenced with agriculture, running our own farming operations.
Wroxham Barns local farm and play ground with local crafts for the childdren and petting farm.
Wroxham Broad tours
Everyone should see the Norfolk Broads! And the way to appreciate the Broads at their very best is from the water with Award Winning Visitor Attraction, Broads Tours of Wroxham.
Wroxham Miniature Worlds
Wroxham Miniature Worlds the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK stretching over 10,000 square feet with some of the largest model railways in the world on permanent public display. The attraction is made up of many zones including model railways in various scales, slot car displays, a whole city made from LegoTM bricks, model boat displays and a host of toys from across the decades there is something for the whole family. New for the 2015 season are the UK top 100 toy display, hand built dolls house display by Sue Wiley and vintage model arcade cabinets with games you can play.
Visit the Seals between Nov-Feb on Horsey Beach
We have a seal colonly locally on the near by beaches in the winter.
VISIT BARTON HOUSE RAILWAY
Barton House Railway is a miniature ride on railway located in a spacious garden alongside the River Bure in Wroxham. It re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a working full size signalling system and authentic tickets.
During your visit you can also explore our extensive museum of railway artefacts with a Midland and Great Northern theme, enjoy homemade cakes and light refreshments by the river and also observe the signalman at work in our full-size original signal box which acts as the control centre of the railway.
Amazona Zoo in Cromer is a unique and fun day out for the whole family. It’s home to over 200 animals from tropical South America, including jaguars, monkeys, peccaries, otters, owls, macaws, parrots, capuchins, spiders, snakes, flamingos, rheas, guinea pigs, iguanas, caimans, pumas and tapirs.
Cromer Pier is a 112 year old award winning pier, home to the last end of pier show in Europe.
The Cromer Pier Show now in its 38th year and enjoyed by generations of visitors and was Winner of Pier of the Year 2015.
A real must see show and attraction on the Norfolk coast and absolutely the best crab fishing spot on the coast.
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum. The museum illustrates the history of Cromer's lifeboats and tells the story of Henry Blogg's most famous rescues. For 37 years he served as Coxswain at Cromer and from 1935–45 his lifeboat was the legendary HF Bailey, which is the centrepiece of the museum. Henry retired as Coxswain in 1947 and died in 1954.
Beautiful Thatched cottage with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen - including Nespresso machine; and a short walk to beautiful Norfolk coast and Happisburgh beach. In a peaceful location, this comfortably furnished, spacious accommodation has something for everyone. with a high level of comfort with new furniture and beds, WiFi & Sky TV, onsite and free local parking, village pub, coffee house, church, cafe, lighthouse and local shop. It is walking distance to the glorious north Norfolk beaches of Happisburgh (10 min walk), Bacton and Walcott, and the wonderful Norfolk Broads, where boats can be hired or trips taken. The Broads are renowned for their abundance of wildlife, sandy beaches and unique features which draw holidaymakers back year upon year. The market town of North Walsham is only 16 miles away and provides shopping facilities, pubs and restaurants. Cromer is also only 16 miles away with it's delicious crabs and end-of-pier show. Locally you can find East Ruston Vicarage Gardens famous for cream teas. Bewilderwood a tree top adventure park for children in located in Wroxham only 12 miles away. The quaint town of Holt is 45 mins away with its interesting shops and restaurants.
An ideal holiday base for bird-watching and fishing for exploring Norfolk s historic houses and National Trust parks or for visiting the fine city of Norwich it's only 40 minutes drive away,with its cathedrals theatre museums shops cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants. You can cycle the country lanes to vast stretches of sandy beaches at Eccles-on-Sea 2.5 miles away. The Blue Flag resort of Sea Palling is safe for swimming and has jet skis 2 pubs small amusement arcade and a stall selling locally caught fish. Nearby the market town of Stalham for shopping plus attractions include Bure Valley Steam Railway Bewilderwood Wroxham Barns Hickling Nature Reserve Blickling Hall and for the keen gardener The Old Rectory at East Ruston. The Broads can be easily reached for day boat hire exploring the waterways and enjoying the wildlife. A few miles into the next village of Ingham which is home to the award winning pub; The Ingham Swan. Outside: enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: off road parking. Bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi available.
Church Farm Cottage, Happisburgh, Norfolk, NR12 0QY