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Norfolk Cruising

Surrounded by the sea and with miles of inland waterways on the Broads, Norfolk is a fabulous place to come for a boat cruise.

An Introduction to Cruising in Norfolk

Broads Boating
Broadland River
Norfolk Broads River Bus
Boat Norfolk Broads
Ludham Bridge

Surrounded by the Norfolk Coast and with miles of inland waterways on the Broads, Norfolk is a fabulous place to come for a boat cruise. The Norfolk Broads are the largest wetland in Britain and is specially protected with the equivalent status of a national park. There are six rivers connecting forty broads, making over 200km of waterways in all, and just waiting to be explored. Water, reeds, marshes and tangled woodlands make up the Broadland landscape - a haven for birds and wildlife. The North Norfolk Coast has many creeks, channels and inlets to explore. Places to visit include nature reserves, churches, windmills, craft centres, and numerous waterside villages with pubs, shops and restaurants.

Here is our pick of some of the best places to enjoy Boat Cruising in Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast comes alive at high tide, when many take afloat in their boat. There are plenty of places to visit, including Brancaster, Burnham Overy Staithe, Wells next the sea, Blakeney and Great Yarmouth.
Fishing Boat
Fishing Boats at Brancaster
Sailing Boat Pontoon
Visiting boats moored at Wells next the sea
Burnham Overy Staithe
Burnham Overy Staithe

On the Norfolk Broads, there is miles of lock free navigable waterway, waiting to be discovered. The Norfolk Broads landscape is one of beauty and peace, of water, marsh, woodland and wide skies - with views of church towers and windmills. There is abundant wildlife including many rare butterflies and dragonflies. Major boat cruising centres include Wroxham, Stalham and Potter Heigham.
Broads Boating
Hire Cruisers, Norfolk Broads
Norfolk Broads Boat
Broads boats moored against a staithe
Norfolk Broads Pub
Swan Inn, Horning, Norfolk Broads
Broadland River
River Ant, Norfolk Broads
Ludham Bridge
Ludham Bridge on the River Ant
Boat Norfolk Broads
Norfolk Broads Cruiser
Traditional Cruiser
Traditional wooden cruiser at Martham Boats
Loynes Boatyard
Loynes Boatyard Wroxham
Don't miss our cruising guides for two of the Broads most popular rivers - the River Ant and the River Bure.

The Norfolk Broads extend as far as Norwich, and River Wensum twists and turns through the city. A great cruising holiday is to travel from Great Yarmouth across Breydon Water and along the rivers to Norwich.
Norfolk Broads River Bus
Norwch River Cruiser
Norfolk Broads Yacht Station
Norwich Yacht Station




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