Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions some of the places mentioned below may not be open so always phone ahead of your visit
The Broads is a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The lakes, known as broads, were formed by the flooding of peat workings.
North Norfolk has some of the best beaches in the country and the beaches of Cromer, East Runton, Mundesley, Sea Palling, Sheringham and West Runton have all been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award.. This means that the 45 mile North Norfolk coastline is home to half of all Blue Flag beaches in the east of England.
We have put together a suggested itinerary to discover this beautiful area.
Day 1 – Cromer
Cromer is a good place to start your trip, a traditional Victorian seaside resort with a wide sand and shingle beach, popular for swimming and surfing.
You could also visit Amazona Zoo (www.amazonazoo.co.uk) , The RNLI Henry Blogg Museum. Henry Blogg was the most decorated lifeboatman in RNLI history serving for over 53 years and saving 873 lives at sea.
Don’t forget a walk along the cliffs from the Old lifeboat house to Cromer Light house before setting up for the night at one of the many camp-sites (Cromer Camping, Manor Farm Caravan and Camping site and Woodhill Park to name but a few)
Day 2 – Norfolk Broads
There are lots of different ways you get get boating on the broads, from taking skippered boat trips to hiring a day boat or even get your heart pumping in a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard. www.visitthebroads.co.uk/things-to-do/boating
You can also visit Fairhaven woodlands and water garden for local groceries, beautiful gardens, tea rooms and boat trips. https://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk/
For some local craft shops and a fun fair visit Wroxham Barn www.wroxhambarn.co.uk
Local camp-sites include Street Hill Farm Caravan and Camping Park and Top Farm Camp-site
Day 4 – Great Yarmouth
A large coastal town with plenty to do for all the family at any time of year. You will find a large beach, traditional donkey rides, pier and theme parks, plenty of shops and a model village. You could easily spend a few days here and there are many camp-sites to choose from with a full list is here : www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/where-to-stay/camping-caravan-parks.co.uk
Day 5 – Lowestoft
A coastal town on the edge of the broads. Ness Point ,also known as Lowestoft Ness is the most easterly point of the British Isles. There is a 151 hectare Nature Reserve called Carlton and Oulton Marshes with a new visitor centre.
Africa Alive is a zoo and conservation centre, just 30 minutes from Great Yarmouth. There is plenty for kids including a safari tour, animal experiences including “meet the lions” and “meet the rhinos”.
Kessingland camping and caravan club is just half a mile away .
Day 6 – Ipswich
A historic county town in Suffolk – about an hour south of Lowestoft. Perfect for shopping your favourite high street brands. There is a stunning waterfront with a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
Day 7 – Battlesbridge
This small village is well worth a visit – a whole village of antique dealers and curios shops with a gorgeous tea room and lovely pub with lots of outdoor dining space. Featured in the britstops book you can stay here overnight for free before heading back to our depot or further afield for more exploring