Places of Interest


The first attraction to mention is the wonderful sandy beach and sand-hills which stretch for miles along the North Norfolk Coast. Sea Palling & Waxham are within a few miles of the beautiful Norfolk Broads and these can be explored by hiring day-boats or cruisers or by river trips/cruises. These are available within a few miles at the Broads centres in Stalham, Wroxham, Horning and Potter Heigham. The tourist information centre mentioned later can supply you with free brochures and literature.

Norfolk is rich in Stately Homes, National Trust Properties, Arts & Crafts Centres, Nature Reserves, Animal Centres and Gardens. A selection of those within a few miles of Sea Palling & Waxham are mentioned below: 

  • Horsey Mill
  • Waxham Great Barn
  • Hickling Nature Reserve
  • Time & Tide Museum, Yarmouth 
  • Broads Museum, Stalham
  • East Ruston Gardens
  • Hoveton Hall Gardens
  • Fairhaven Gardens, South Walsham
  • How Hill, Ludham
  • Wroxham Barns
  • Thrigby Wildlife Gardens

Leaflets giving times of opening and further information on all these attractions can be obtained from -

The Broads Information Centre, Station Road, Hoveton, NR12 8UR  - Telephone  01603 782281 or 756097.     

Whitlingham Broads Information Centre, The Visitor Centre, Whitlingham Country Park, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR    Telephone 01603 756094 or 617332.  This is open all year (except Xmas and New Year).

Alternatively you can visit the Broads Authority site at www.broads-authority.gov.uk

Other useful websites: www.visitnorfolk.co.uk and www.visitnorthnorfolk.com