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Norfolk Summer

Summer is a lovely time to enjoy the flowers and fields of the countryside and the beautiful large skies of the coast

Summer in Norfolk, an Introduction

Britannia Pier
Purple Flower
Alfresco Tea Rooms
Broads Tours
Norfolk Sunset

Norfolk is a great place to enjoy the long and sometimes hot days of the great British summer. The gentle undulating ground is very fertile and therefore rich in plant and wildlife. You will see many wild flowers, ancient woodland and some rare species of butterfly and birds. The wide open skies and miles and miles of sandy beach make a great day out and you can still find secluded places, even in July and August!

Norfolk Cottages

Take a look at some pictures of Norfolk in the summer sunshine


Beaches - The Norfolk Beaches are a great place at ANY time of year, but especially in summer. Its one of the few places in England that you can still find a quiet beach, even in August. Enjoy the wide open skies, the miles and miles of sand.
Cromer Beach
Relaxing on Cromer beach in August
Cromer Beach
Beach lifeguards, Cromer
Cromer Crabs
Looking for Crabs on the beach in summer
Grreat Yarmouth Beach
Relaxing on Great Yarmouth Beach in Summer!
Beach Terrace Tea Room
Beach terrace tea rooms Great Yarmouth
Mundesley Beach
Mundesley beach in early summer
Beach
Quiet beach at Sea Palling
Britannia Pier
Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier from the Beach

Did you know that Norfolk is one of the driest parts of the UK?
Average annual rainfall in Norfolk is roughly half that of Cornwall and substantially less than the Lake District

Inland - Norfolk has miles and miles of beautiful rural countryside. One good place is the ridge of heathland behind the coast between Salthouse and Sheringham. The Norfolk Broads is the best wetland landscape in the UK, with picturesque quiet woodland and miles of slow meandering rivers and lakes. Finally, Norfolk has plenty of country parks and long distance footpaths, offering plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the summer.
Wild Rose
Wild rose flowers on Salthouse Heath
Mundesley Cottage Garden
Summer cottage garden in Mundesley
Sheringham Street
Colourful summer streets in Sheringham
Sheringham Country Park
Sheringham Woods burst into colour in June
Salhouse Broad
Salhouse Broad in summer
Enjoying Ice Cream
A cool ice cream on the green at Ranworth
The village fete
Horning summer Fete on the green
Purple Flower
Summer flowers at East Ruston Old Vicarage
Thurne Dyke
Watching the summer boating at Thurne on the Norfolk Broads
Alfresco Tea Rooms
Al Fresco tea rooms at Ludham
Waterside home
Thatched waterside home with summer flowers
Cottage Summer
Thatched cottage on the edge of Malthouse Broad in summer

Activities - With those long summer days, Norfolk is an ideal place to enjoy outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing and sailing.
Fishing
Summer Fishing on the Norfolk Broads
Sailing Races
Sailing Races on Barton Broad
Loddon Marshes
The path and view across Loddon Marshes and Water Meadow in Summer

Attractions - Many of the Norfolk attractions look great in summer - especially the gardens that are full of summer flowers. But you could also appreciate the summer Norfolk landscape by taking a boat trip or a train ride on a steam railway.
Cottage
Summer flowers and cottage garden at Hoveton Hall
Broads Tours
Broads Tours from Wroxham
Fairhaven Garden
Escape the hot sun at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Steam Train
Steam train pulls into Weybourne station in summer

And at the end of those long hot summer days you can always enjoy a beautiful Norfolk sunset and look forward to the next day - did you know that Norfolk is one of the counties with the greatest amount of sunshine in the UK?
Norfolk Sunset
Summer sunset over the Norfolk countryside
Sunset at Potter Heigham
Sunset over the ancient bridge at Potter Heigham on the Broads

 
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