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The Local Area

Thornham offers an excellent base for visitors to explore the beautiful North Norfolk coastline and if you enjoy the outdoor life there is plenty to do in Thornham itself. Stroll out to the harbour amid the creeks of Brancaster bay where there are still working fishing boats. This peaceful harbour was once a smuggler’s haven. Walk along the bank to the sound of soaring skylarks then turn towards the sea. Little known Thornham beach is one of the finest in the UK with miles of perfect sand and dunes for picnicking and sunbathing; here you can find unspoilt peace even in the height of summer.

Very close by is the bustling harbour of Brancaster Staithe, a busy sailing centre and the world famous RSPB Titchwell bird reserve is in our neighbouring village. The site of the famous ‘Seahenge’ is within a mile and just along the coast is the popular family resort of Hunstanton, with its famous striped cliffs and promenade, funfair and amusements. Hunstanton is also one of the UK’s top windsurfing venues. A few miles to the East is one of Norfolk’s best loved coastal towns, Wells-next-the-Sea. This small historic fishing town has much to offer all ages. A fine beach and pinewoods, miniature railway and busy quay, charming cottages and interesting shops, Wells is an unspoilt gem.


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Norfolk, PE36 6LY

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