Stunning scenery in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Norfolk Coast Path now covers the entire coastline of the county, around 90 miles. But in this itinerary, we recommend taking the 40 mile stretch along the north coast from Holme-next-the-Sea, a National Nature Reserve, to Cromer, a traditional seaside resort that is home to the world’s last end-of-pier theatre.
Along the way you’ll encounter beautiful beaches, saltmarshes that give us plump mussels and oysters, and some of the best birdwatching in the country. Don’t forget your binoculars!
We recommend going from west to east so you are walking into the sun.
If you’ve driven, a good way to do the walk is to leave your car at Old Hunstanton and get the coastal hopper bus back when you’re done.
If you’re using rail, you can get public transport from King’s Lynn to the beginning and there is a station at Cromer which connects to Norwich.
The Norfolk Coast Path, part of the England Coast Path, also joins up with Peddars Way, an old Roman route, and Weavers Way in the east, which takes you through the Norfolk Broads.