Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea are perfect locations for a north Norfolk holiday. With breath-taking, award winning beaches, lots of places to eat, scenic walks, nature reserves to explore and a huge range of accommodation, these two coastal destinations are ideal for everyone.
Holkham is home to a 25,000 acre estate on the north Norfolk coast, in which stands Holkham Hall, an 18th century Palladian house, home to the Earl of Leicester. Surrounding the house is rolling parkland with Fallow Deer and Red Deer.
The unspoilt picturesque beach at Holkham, which won the Coutryfile Magazine Beach of the Year 2018 award, has expansive white sands backed by sand dunes and pine woods. The setting for many films and popular with walkers and bathers alike, it can feel almost empty even at the height of summer. Behind the shoreline lies a basin, which, at high tides, fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon (check tide times here). Holkham beach is also part of one of the largest National Nature Reserves in the country and is home to many rare species of flora and fauna.