Sunday, 19 July 2015

A mini Norfolk getaway

Last weekend Tom and I went on a last-minute trip to the seaside for a couple of nights. To save money we headed to a cheap & cheerful campsite near Wells-Next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast (link here in case you fancy heading that way too!).

Although the campsire was quite busy, it was in a wonderful location, next to some amazing beaches such as Holkam (voted the number 2 beach in England! I'm not quite sure which came in at no.1..) It was indeed a fantastic beach, with long stretches of sand, and wasn't too busy when we arrived.

There's always time for paddling!

On our second day we took a drive to the pretty town of Burnham Market. I read that Johnny Depp was rumoured to have looked at houses here, and you could see why! It was full of quaint chocolate-box houses, fancy delis and cute shops. I also loved the beautiful hollyhocks that filled the village. Although most of the shops were quite pricey as you can imagine, it was a lovely place to wander round and grab some picnic bits for the beach.

We also visited the lovely Wells-Next-the-Sea where we stumbled upon the gorgeous Old Station Pottery & Bookshop. It was such a lovely combination and was completely empty for us to explore. I bought a 'seconds' pottery cup which will make a perfect plant pot, and a book by Alan Sillitoe about the streets of Nottingham.

We spent a sunny day at the beach at Wells, where we admired the beautiful beach houses, played on the arcades and bought an ice cream from the best organic ice cream van, above. It even had a picture of the cow that provided the milk who lived 8 miles down the road, bless!

We also spent a few hours in Hunstanton (aka 'sunny Hunny') which Tom had been to lots as a child. We bought fish & chips and played a round of crazy golf beside the sea. Although camping meant I didn't get much quality sleep, it was a wonderful short escape from the city.


  1. Looks wonderful! Love the name 'humble pie' on that cafe.
    Zoe | floral and feather

  2. This looks like a great mini-break. Will add it to my list!

  3. It looks like the perfect weekend away. I love that part of Norfolk, I have a friend who lives in Holt and I'm so jealous that she gets to be there all the time!

  4. Ah, my lovely homeland! Your pictures make it look wonderful. Burnham Market is beautiful but so, so, so overly busy it's ridiculous now...the cars! If Johnny Deep did move there it would be gridlocked 24/7. LOL!

    Next time you come, you must go to Holt as I'm sure you'd love it.

    1. Ah it wasn't too busy when we got there - but we did arrive just before the shops opened!

      Holt sounds lovely, will add it to my list for next time.

  5. Wells is my favourite :) you weren't far from my boyfriends family beach hut in the last photo

    1. Oh it's so lovely there, must be great having a beach hut right on the sea front!

      Really enjoyed a pizza we got at a pub in Wells too, but forgotten its name, we sat outside! x


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