I have just returned from a short break in Norfolk on the east coast.  Actually it was ‘champervanning!’ – my term for posh caravanning because I have a nice loo and shower, plus a fridge stocked with my favourite South African fizz Graham Beck!!  Also packed was my hubby William and three doggies, Hattie, Samphire and Fizz, all in need of a much needed seaside break.

caravans sunset

I love Waxham Sands Holiday Park at Horsey because it’s situated right next to the dunes and there are miles of lovely clean beaches.  BUT, the best thing is the seals that pop their heads up in the sea and sometime lay on the beach with their pups. seals

The walks are fantastic and if you like running there are miles of tracks off the beach which will take you to Winterton.

beach walk waxham

I have run this many times and really enjoy the terrain.  You can do some beach, some hilly dunes or just stick to the path.   It’s magic!  But equally a walk is great, so you can take more time to spot all the wildlife enroute.  It’s all dog friendly too. fizz

Though the nature reserve right by the campsite there is a picturesque walk along the beach that takes you to the Nelsons Head Pub.   Along my way to meet my friend Pra, I spotted a green woodpecker – the first one I have seen in a long time plus two Marsh Harriers. The Nelsons Head will take you back in time!  It’s very old fashioned inside – just like pubs used to be – it hasn’t changed at all.


The Nelsons Head in Horsey has the biggest beer garden!  It’s in the middle of nowhere with fabulous views.  Of course it’s also dog friendly and it serves excellent food and great ales and ciders.  Fizz and I made the walk from Waxham Sands in 40 minutes – but that was a stroll – no need to rush when you’re on hols!

My husband ordered a pint of Wherry, made by Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales and a seafood platter. He said it was delicious!  I had a Chicken Jambalaya – which was so good I returned the next day and ordered it again with my friend!

So apart from the beach what else is there to do in the area? 

You can hire a day boat from Herbert Woods.  The company which celebrates its 90th year this year has launched a fabulous new Picnic Boat so you can have a full day exploring the Norfolk Broads.  The bonus about the new Picnic Boat is that on board there are catering facilities and a toilet.

Visit Horsey Windpump – one of the National Trust’s iconic Norfolk Broads landmark.  It’s currently undergoing restoration but there’s still things to do and see – plus a great tea shop by the Horsey Staithe.

Take a trip to Great Yarmouth and check out the Golden Mile and the Pleasure Beach.

If you’re planning a trip to Norfolk click on Visit Norfolk for more details about this magical county.

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