Brancaster Coastal Walks

Experience North Norfolk with a Coastal Walk

North Norfolk is home to a wide range of dedicated coastal pathways which enable you to explore the beautiful surroundings and widlife in this part of the region. When staying with us in one of our Brancaster self catering holiday cottages – we recommend you take a step outside and discover what makes this one of the most popular locations to stay.

Our cottages provide a perfect starting point for exploring the Norfolk coastline, with Tennyson cottage located between two pubs – perfect for filling up on a hearty lunch – and Chosley Cottage is just a short drive away from the coast itself.

Explore The North Norfolk Coast

There’s plenty of walks along the Norfolk coastline, created by the Norfolk Coast Partnership and partner organisations. With walks along Barrow Common, through to National Trust Roman Camp, you can explore the entirety of the Norfolk coast on a dedicated walking holiday.

If you’re just looking for a brief walk, the National Trust Brancaster Staithe coastal walk is just 3.75 miles and allows you to enjoy the beautiful sights of the coast and its wildlife with excellent views on this circular walk.

Brancaster Coastal Walks

National Trust Brancaster Staithe Circular Walk

Look out for Brent geese, oystercatchers and other bird species along the Brancaster Staithe circular trail. Along your walk you can visit the Downs, take in the views from Barrow Common, spot the Second World War wreck of SS Vina and visit the site of Branodunum Roman Fort.

There’s a total of 6 marking points through this walk:

Start Point – Harbour Way, Brancaster Staithe, PE31 8BW

Step 1 – From Brancaster Staithe Quay car park, turn right onto the coastal path and head towards the harbour.

Step 2 – Turn off the coastal path and head inland on the A149 signposted Deepdale Café. Pass the café, turn left into Dalegate Lane and follow it dowards Downs Woods.

Step 3 – Follow the road around to the right, and you’ll see large beech trees growing on the corner. A little further down you will hit a crossroads, from here take the footpath around the edge of Barrow Common. At this stage, you may like to take a slight detour to explore the common, which also makes a nice spot for a picnic.

Step 4 – From the northern edge of Barrow Common, there’s a great view over Brancaster and out to sea – so make sure you snap a few good photos! Look out for the Second World War wreck of SS Vina, a coastal steamer that was used for target practice by the RAF. Follow the path to the left and then right, back down to the coast road.

Step 5 – Take care crossing the main road, and you’re now at the site of Branodunum Roman Fort where a sign gives information on its history. Head around the fort, and the path heads off to the left through two gates and towards the sea.

Step 6 – You will now be back on the coastal path, turn right and follow it until you arrive back at Brancaster Staithe Quay car park.

Brancaster Coastal Walks

Your Next North Norfolk Coastal Holiday

When planning your next North Norfolk coastal break, it’s important you have an idea of where you’d like to stay. For ease of access to the Norfolk coastal path – why not consider one of our self catering cottages in Brancaster? If you have any questions regarding our cottages or would like to hear some more of our advice on staying in and around Brancaster and North Norfolk, get in touch with us at Norfolk Cottage Agency and we’re more than happy to help!