French's is the only place you should be going for fish and chips, it's the absolute best in Wells, and if it's nice weather we sit on the dock and look out at the boats. There's sometimes a queue but it's definitely worth waiting for. Head to John's Rock Shop afterwards for ice cream and candyfloss, I can never resist.
Wells beach is one of my favourite places in the world, I think I feel the most happy and free when I'm by the sea, there's just something about it I can't explain. The big Norfolk sky seems to stretch on forever and the golden sand is just the right colour. The beach huts at Wells are the prettiest I've ever seen and seem to stretch for miles. This year we took a travel kettle and had tea and cake on a picnic blanket, looking out to sea, it was perfect.
Cley next the sea
We often stop by the visitor centre at Cley marshes for tea and cake, there's a lovely view out over the marshes to the sea. Ah that big Norfolk sky again. Afterwards we usually head to the beach and let the dogs run loose.
This beach, along with Holkham, is my second favourite beach in Norfolk. Forget Cromer, this beach is simple and often quiet, perfect for long walks and picnics in the grassy dunes. Again, the big Norfolk skies are hard to beat and many a happy bank holiday Monday has been spent here. I suggest The Hero at nearby Burnham Overy Staithe for a delicious lunch, but head there early as they tend to stop serving at 2:30pm.
An honourable mention goes to Burnham Market - a posh little village sometimes referred to as London-on-sea for it's inhabitants. It has a few little tea shops and bookshops and a Jack Wills - what kind of village has a Jack Wills?! But it's quite nice for a little potter about and The Host Arms is lovely but quite expensive.
So those are my favourite places to visit in North Norfolk! I took so many photos at Easter that I think I'll put together a photo diary of the trip sometime soon. I'm not the best photographer in the world but I'm enjoying the opportunity to work on my skills and it's a nice creative outlet, alongside this blog.
Have you ever been to Norfolk? Where's your favourite place to go?