Things to do in Brancaster

Top Things To Do in Brancaster

Situated on the North Norfolk coast – Brancaster, together with Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale, form a beautiful Norfolk settlement, perfect for a cosy and quiet coastal break. At the Norfolk Cottage Agency we have a variety of self catering holiday cottages located in Brancaster for you to choose from, keeping you close to the coast, and in the perfect position to explore some of the best things about this part of the region.

Local areas such as Docking are home to our cottages – including Choseley Cottage. Choseley is suitable for 6 people, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, providing a contemporary and spacious holiday home situated in a pretty and well-serviced village.

Your Brancaster Itinerary Sorted

When choosing to stay in North Norfolk, Brancaster has plenty of things for you to do. Whether you’re visiting the area or staying in and around this part of the Norfolk coast – we have put together a list of things we recommend you do.

Things to do in Brancaster

Enjoy local food and drink

Dalegate Market

Situated in Burnham Deepdale, Delegate Market is a shopping centre home to a variety of shops as well as Deepdale Cafe which offers breakfasts, lunches, teas, coffees and cakes. Open every Monday to Sunday from 7:30am to 5pm in the summer and 8:00am to 4pm in the winter.

Dalegate Market is home to mostly independent shops, including Deepdale Stores supermarket and fuel station, Gone Crabbing Norfolk clothing & souvenirs shop, Relish jewellery & accessories boutique, Deepdale Bike Hire and many more.

This shopping centre also welcomes pop up shops each week throughout the summer and at various other times throughout the year.

Titchwell Manor Restaurants

Non-residents to Titchwell Manor are welcome for evening dining – perfect for if you want to add a touch of something special to your North Norfolk break. Titchwell Manor is proud to have consistently held 3 AA Rosettes since 2013, with a strong reputation for delicious modern European food.

Enjoy eating your exquisite meal within the Eating Rooms, which provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere and are a great spot to enjoy a fantastic Norfolk sunset. Otherwise, the Conservatory provides a more formal dining experience, lit gently in the evening for a warm and romantic feel.

Things to do in Brancaster

Visit the beach

As one of North Norfolk’s best beaches, it’s no wonder that a visit to the beach should be on your itinerary. With miles of unspoilt sand, the beach is both child and dog friendly and has wide open beaches which stretch both left or right as far as the eye can see. At low tide, large  expanses of mud are exposed, which attracts local wild and bird life to feed, perfect if you like to see animals in their natural habitat. The sand on this beach is particular good for building sand castles and looking for shells.

Go for a walk

With a stunning expanse of coastline, to see as much of it as possible, we recommend exploring the area through the Brancaster Staithe Circular walk.

We highly recommend it, especially if your four-legged friend has joined you on holiday!

Visit RSPB Titchwell Marsh

During the spring and autumn months, thousands of brids pass through Titchwell as they migrate and overwinter in Norfolk. With sandy beaches, salt water lagoons and reedbeds, many different species of bird find a temporary home here including, ducks, waders, geese and Marsh Harrier. With push-chair friendly paths and accessible hides, this is a day out that the whole family can enjoy.

Visit the surrounding villages

The local area is home to more than enough to explore and learn about. Why not take a trip to visit Brancaster, Burnham Thorpe or other villages around the local area?

Brancaster – The village itself is home to the church of St Mary The Virgin, and is surrounded by a stunning coastline. Brancaster is a popular stopping point for those walking the Norfolk Coast Path, and is close to nature reserves including RSPB Reserve at Titchwell.

Burnham Thorpe – Found about ½ mile inland from Burnham Market, the village of Burnham Thorpe is the birthplace of Horatio Nelson. The village’s main public house was built in 1637, originally known as The Plough until 1798 when it was renamed The Lord Nelson in honour of the victory at the Battle of the Nile.

Brancaster Staithe – Once a Roman town and thriving port, and now famous for its mussels, Brancaster Staithe is a great base to start exploring the beautiful coast and coast path. Head west to find Brancaster beach with its vast expanse of golden sand, or east towards the neighbouring village of Burnham Overy Staithe.

Burnham Overy Staithe – Between Burnham Overy Staithe and the sea, there’s a network of tidal creeks which reach out through marshes that fringe this stretch of coast. They finally reach the sea by passing through a gap in the sand dunes known locally as Burnham Harbour. Smaller boats can reach Burnham Overy Staithe through this gap and creek. Today, Burnham Overy Staithe and the associated harbour is a major recreational sailing centre.

Burnham Deepdale – This town merges into Brancaster Staithe and although separate villages, the two act as one and share facilities. Together with Brancaster itself, the three villages form a continuous settlement along the coast road adjacent to beautiful coastal marshes and beaches.

Book Your Brancaster Self Catering Holiday

If this sounds like your perfect North Norfolk getaway – why not book a Brancaster self catering holiday cottage and enjoy a beautiful coastal village where life is surrounded by the beach, sailing and seafood? For more information or if you have any questions regarding our self catering cottages, please get in touch with us at Norfolk Cottage Agency.