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in the county of Norfolk
Dawn light, Brancaster Staithe Harbour, Brancaster Staithe, North Norfolk.

About Brancaster Staithe

Brancaster Staithe enjoys an enviable position on the north Norfolk coast. It is an enchanting place where the pace of life is blessedly a few notches slower than that of the better known sea-side resorts and it offers visitors a village life-style whilst enjoying a sailing or fishing holiday.

The harbour is a great place to relax watching the fishing fraternity land the fruits of their labour, or to simply enjoy people messing around in bright, colourful pleasure craft. The views across the ocean are quite spectacular, especially when the setting sun streaks the softly rolling waves with tints of gold.

Visitors will find plenty to do in the area, there is a pleasant common for walking and the salt marshes which still give local fishermen a living are ideal for exploring local wildlife. There is a picturesque church, a couple of country pubs and attractive cottages in traditional Norfolk style. The village has all the usual village amenities, with local shops catering for every day needs.

Overlooking Holkham Bay, just across from Brancaster Staithe, is Scolt Head Island with its colony of wildlife. Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path run through the village and a short distance away is Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney Point, a wildlife sanctuary owned by the national trust.

This region has good visitor attractions including the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway.

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