Sheringham, located on the north coast of Norfolk, is a favorite destination for walking, bird watching and beach holidays.
Established for many years as a European Blue Flag beach, the sand is washed twice each day by the tide.
The promenade is easy walking and features the RNLI lifeboat station at the western extreme. Elsewhere along the promenade are cafes, restaurants, fishing boats and an impressive mural depicting this pre-historic area and the domain of the famous Runton Mammoth.
Sheringham looks directly north and, during the summer months, the sun both rises and sets over the sea, to photographers’ delight.
Beyond the promenade, the beach offers rock pools to please both children and adults.
During the winter months many rare and migrating birds can be seen out to sea and an occasional seal will visit the shallow waters.
Places to Visit in Sheringham
The Little Theatre, in Sheringham town centre, is a community theatre offering professional shows and concerts throughout the year with one of the very few remaining repertory seasons in the country.
The Mo Museum, on the promenade, houses artefacts from Sheringham’s past, including fishing boats and a number of the lifeboats which have previously been stationed in the town. There is also a viewing platform and the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm information centre, equipped with binoculars. The Henry Ramey historical lifeboat, and Peter Coke Shell Museum are located within the Fisherman’s Heritage Centre on the West Fisherman’s Slope.
The North Norfolk Railway is based in the old station and runs its own steam services between Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt.
The annual Forties Weekend is now an established event with the whole town dressing up and taking part. Other annual events in Sheringham include The Viking Festival, Crab & Lobster Festival, Potties (Morris) Weekend, Carnival and Vintage Car Rally.
Other North Norfolk Holiday Attractions
Further afield Norfolk boasts Holkham Hall, Blakeney Harbour, Felbrigg Hall, The Blickling Estate, Sandringham and the Walsingham Shrine.
A train ride from Sheringham station can take visitors into Norwich with stops in the Norfolk Broads.