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North Norfolk Coast

With every justification, the north Norfolk Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, attracting birders and hikers, campers and beach lovers by the thousand. It’s got something for just about everyone, from the quaintest of villages to bucket-and-spade resorts, as well as tracts of pristine coastline where salt and freshwater marshes abut long sandy beaches. In the past couple of decades, it’s become better known and somewhat gentrified, with the result that it has acquired some of Norfolk's best places to stay, with a number of fabulous pubs with rooms, boutique hotels, a couple of country house hotels and a host of self-catering holiday cottages serviced by an ever-increasing number of local agencies. Indeed today the little villages that line up along the north Norfolk Coast – Wells-next-the-Sea, Blakeney, Sheringham and Cromer – make most of their living from tourism. It was not always so. Until the 1920s, these were busy little sea ports, whose harbours were crammed with frigates and schooners from all over Europe. Nowadays, pleasure craft, especially sailing boats, rule the local nautical roost, but there are fishing boats too, and many a local restaurant features a catch of the day: Morston is nowadays known for its mussels and Cromer has always been famous for its crabs.

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North Norfolk Coast

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