Where you should visit around the coastal town of Sheringham
Here is our guide to Sheringham and the local area.
Norfolk has an abundance of pretty, quirky, vibrant, buzzing, family friendly and dog friendly coastal towns and resorts. Here is why we feel you should consider picking Sheringham for your Norfolk holiday or Sheringham weekend break in 2022 and beyond.
Did you know that Sheringham is a Victorian seaside resort?
In the 19th century Sheringham was a hub for fishing and was a major centre for crabs and fish, suppling the markets of London on a regular basis. As a result of the Victorian prosperity most of Sheringham's shops, houses and architecture dates back to this era and therefore the town has a great seaside atmosphere.
A long promenade stretches along the whole of Sheringham beach, making access a breeze. Ice cream huts, cafes, arcades and fish and chip shops are aplenty, alongside many local pubs - you really are spoilt for choice if have a Sheringham holiday.
Brand new leisure centre
In November 2021 Sheringham's brand new and hotly awaited leisure centre, The Reef, is set to open, providing both locals and tourists an exciting swimming experience with many gym facilities, cafes and children's area. The North Norfolk coast is somewhat lacking in large leisure facilities, so this is set to be a great stop-over, especially when the weather isn't so favourable during your week away (or Sheringham weekend break!)
Why not discover North Norfolk on a steam train?
Sheringham boasts The North Norfolk Railway which runs daily trips to Holt and through Weybourne and Kelling Heath (you may also like to check out our Holt holiday homes and holiday cottages near Sheringham at Kelling Heath). A great day trip for all the family and one you won't forget in a hurry! Board a vintage steam train and travel back to yesteryear, we're positive you will love it!
Would you like to play golf in Sheringham?
Calling all golfing fans! If you love to use your driver then make sure you pack them for your Norfolk holiday, as Sheringham has a superb links golf course with incredible views out towards Blakeney Point. It is recognised as one of the top 100 golf courses in the Country, and with those cliff-top views we're not surprised!
Boating ponds, paddle boarding and long dog walks
Sheringham's long, sandy beaches make for great dog walks (especially when you reach the end of both the West and East promenade) and Sheringham weekend breaks or longer staycations. Just make sure you've bought a towel with you to wipe down those sandy paws before heading back to your Sheringham holiday home!
If paddle boarding is your thing, then check out the SUP Shack Paddle boarding crew who rent out boards during May-September when the sea is calm enough to paddle on. If you manage to time it right, you will be paddling to one of Norfolk's amazing sunsets.
As Sheringham is a Victorian seaside resort it'll come as no surprise that you can find a stoned boating lake at the end of The Esplanade. Race your boats around the lake and witness others flock to watch! A great mini attraction for all the family.
Grab your wellies and venture to Sheringham Park
If landscaped National Trust woodlands with miles of coastal and countryside views sound intriguing, then make sure you add Sheringham Park to your list of things to do whilst in Sheringham. Sheringham Park is famous for its huge array of rhododendrons and azaleas which you can walk through, and view from the top of the towers. Whilst up there you may even witness the steam train passing by! With 1000 acres of natural wood and parkland, a trip to Sheringham Park is always a winner for all ages!
A little further afield
If you're happy to travel a little outside of Sheringham then we highly recommend visits to:
Muckleburgh Military Collection
If Sheringham isn't quite for you then take a look at our other holiday cottages near Sheringham.
Hugs, the Norfolk Cottage Agency team
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