The Norfolk Coast Path is a long stretch of land that follows the North Norfolk Coast and has a combination of sand dunes, low cliffs, sandy beaches, marshes, and sanddunes. The route trails past the seaside town of Sheringham and all the way to Cley-next-the-Sea, which is home to the Cley Marshes Nature Reserve. What’s great about the path is that on any given day, you can often have it all to yourself. The terrain is mostly flat and you’ll walk beside the saltmarshes, looking out to sea. The area has an abundance of birds to spot and beautiful flora and fauna to enjoy. Choose from a wide range of beautiful hotels in Norfolk so that you will be able to experience the path more conveniently and make a holiday of it!



The Norfolk Coast Path was opened in December 2014 and is part of a country-wide plan to open a National Trail around the whole of the UK coastline. The remaining stretches are expected to open over the next three years. They are hoping that the 17 stretches of England’s coastline would have at least been started, if not finished, over the next two years. Cumbria and Durham opened their part of the trail earlier that year. According to the UK’s official website,, it is hoped that this will attract new visitors to the coast and help support local economies by increasing spending in seaside businesses such as hotels, pubs, and various shops.

People who enjoy walking and taking nature trips are sure to enjoy all that North Norfolk has to offer with its wide beaches with firm sand, perfect for walking. There are barrier islands that can be explored when it is low tide, as well as a number of small harbours. There is a regular bus service that goes along the route of the Coast Path, which is perfect for day trips and resting your legs when you are in need of some respite from your walks. The path is dotted with many sights and places of interest.

Those who are interested in coastal stays should certainly consider choosing from one of Norfolk’s hotels such as The George Hotel at Cley which is located just a hop, skip and a jump from the coastal path allowing you to walk straight out to it, which is very convenient and a major plus point when choosing your accommodation.

(Source: Great country walks: Cromer, Norfolk, The Guardian, January 28, 2015)

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