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5 reasons to book a Norfolk seaside break

With its fun seaside vibe and friendly locals, it’s easy to see why Sheringham is a favourite holiday destination for many. This unspoilt town on the Norfolk coast is perfect for family breaks, weekend escapes and magical days out. Here’s why YHA Sheringham should be your next adventure.

1. It’s great for traditional seaside fun

If you love good old-fashioned promenades, colourful beach huts and locations with buckets (and spades) full of character, Sheringham is hard to beat. This charming town boomed in the Victorian and Edwardian years and it’s packed with interesting buildings, shops and history. Spend the day building sandcastles and browsing the arcades, or treat yourself to the local fish and chips.

2. There’s stunning scenery on the doorstep

North Norfolk is home to some amazing views and Sheringham makes a great base for coastal walking holidays. Most of the coastline between Hunstanton and Sheringham is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too. Or walk to Upper Sheringham – home to a peaceful park of rare plants, miles of countryside paths and the aptly-named Pretty Corner tea rooms.

3. It’s home to wonderful wildlife

It’s no secret Norfolk is the bird watching capital of Britain – the county bulges out into the North Sea and is ideal for migrating birds. Explore the marshes and nature reserves for booming bitterns, honking geese and bearded tits! YHA Hunstanton is near a Sea Life Sanctuary and YHA Wells-next-the-Sea makes a good base to see England’s biggest seal colony at Blakeney Point.

4. There are lots of attractions for families

Kids will love the area’s family-friendly atmosphere and there’s plenty to thrill little ones. Sheringham’s Poppy Line North Norfolk Railway hosts many imaginative events and the Hilltop Outdoor Centre offers climbing, archery and more for adrenaline-junkies. You could even drive to Great Yarmouth for seaside fun at its best, or get some culture at Norwich’s castle or cathedral.

5. It has a culture to be proud of

There’s always something going on in Norfolk – just step outside of YHA Sheringham to be surrounded by a tight community of fishing, lifeboats and locally-run businesses. Sheringham has a thriving art scene centred in the Sheringham Little Theatre and streets of unique shops to browse. Look out for the vibrant carnivals and events celebrating the town’s rich history too.

And there’s more – we have two more hostels dotted along the Norfolk coastline for you to discover. YHA Hunstanton is ideal for taking on the Norfolk Coast Path and YHA Wells-next-the-Sea is close to some of the prettiest sea views in the East of England. You can even walk between all three hostels. Book a seaside stay in our Norfolk hostels here

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