Located within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Holme-next-the-Sea is a small peaceful village with winding country lanes and as the name suggests, is close to the sea. Perhaps the village’s best feature is the golden sandy beach which stretches on and on and is sheltered by sand dunes. With two nature reserves by the village, this is a special place with a lot to offer for those looking to enjoy time in a naturally beautiful place. All in all, for a relaxing self-catering getaway by the coast, Holme next the Sea could be an excellent choice.
Information on Cottage Holidays in Holme next the Sea
Besides the wonderful beach, also close to this village are two nature reserves. The Wildlife Trust’s Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve is said to offer some of north Norfolk’s finest coastal scenery which attracts not only holidaymakers but also large numbers of wildfowl including migratory visitors such as avocet and little tern.
Another place that keen wildlife watchers will want to visit on a cottage holiday is the Holme Bird Observatory and Reserve. This reserve is a site of special scientific interest and covers some 13 acres of dunes between Holme-next-the-Sea and Broadwater. Attracting huge numbers of migratory birds along with insects such as dragonflies and butterflies, this is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
When taking a self-catering holiday in this part of Norfolk there are plenty of coastal villages and towns to visit and explore. Further along the coastline is Wells-next-the-Sea just 13 miles away with its quaint gift shops, cafes and country pubs. Popular with families is Hunstanton just 4 miles to the west of Holme-next-the-Sea with its fabulous seafront and imposing historical buildings. Said to be a great place for sunshine and offering some great family attractions such as pony and donkey rides on the beach as well as fun fair rides, a visit here is sure to entertain all the family. For those who prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace there are the Esplanade Gardens and there is even a Hunstanton in Bloom Horticultural Trail for those with a passion for flowers. If you need more inspiration on things to see and do in and close to Hunstanton, when in town, pop in to the Tourist Information Centre for free helpful advice.
Boasting stunning coastal scenery, Holme next the Sea offers the perfect backdrop for a self-catering retreat. In terms of finding somewhere special to stay, you are free to browse through the available options on Country Cottages Online. We feature an excellent choice including coastal cottages and cottages near to the beach.
Book a Holme next the Sea cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Norfolk on holiday.