Burnham Overy Staithe is one of our favourite places. The creek is spectacular in all weathers and the walk along the sea bank to the beach is very special. Overy beach is deserted and wildlife is abundant. Miles of sand backed by high sand dunes make it a desolate but incredible place. During nesting season, you’ll find terns on the beach which are protected by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
During the summer season, the Island Ferry runs roughly two hours before high tide and two hours after, just turn up and climb aboard. The ferry sails to Scolt Head Island and back but alternatively, you can hire a kayak from Overy Boathouse.
The Hero pub and restaurant is a couple of minutes’ walk from the quayside and provides hearty and wholesome food.
Situated only a 10-minute drive away, Wells Beach is a fantastic place to spend any summer’s day. From luscious sand that is ideal for buckets and spades to calm waters that leave behind fun pools to explore, Wells Beach boasts lots of opportunities for recreation.
The beach itself has accessible parking and is dog-friendly. Lined with a fantastic array of brightly painted huts that give Wells a proper seaside town feel.
Holkham is on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Holkham Bay is the most extensive, diverse and dramatic nature reserve in Norfolk, with windswept sand dunes, a maze of creeks, shady pinewoods, green pastures and marshes.
Across the coast road is Holkham Hall, a Palladian style mansion and home of the Coke family. The hall is set in large parkland, full of nature trails and marked walks. A pub and tea room can be found on the main road, between the bay and the hall.
Brancaster is made up of two villages, Brancaster Staithe and Brancaster itself. Brancaster is mainly residential, with all the interest centered on Brancaster Staithe, a working fishing village. Many local families still make their living by fishing from the Staithe, which has always been famous for its first class shellfish. You can buy their catch from stalls either at the Staithe or on the main road.
The local area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and you can see for yourself by taking a stroll along the North Norfolk Coastal Path.
With over 90 miles of glorious, unspoiled and safe stretches of the Norfolk coastline on your doorstep, Sandells No.8 is the ideal starting point for your holiday. The surrounding landscape is an area of natural beauty and should be treated with respect. We kindly ask all of our guests to observe the etiquette of the local area and be sure to maintain the unspoiled tranquility of any beaches visited.