Camping North Norfolk - any recommendations??

Am looking at taking myself and 4 teenagers ( my 2 and a friend each ) camping in August. Normally we go to Devon, but am looking at North Norfolk ( Cromer, Sheringham, Hunstanton and down to Great yarmouth) 'cos my eldest is at Uni over that way.

The trouble is, I know Devon pretty well, but I have no idea what's good and bad in Norfolk, so any suggestions on where you've been that's nice would be helpful :-)

Don't wanna go to Chav Central or owt like that! Somewhere family orientated, with good facilities, shop, pub nearby, beach etc.

Thanks very much :-)

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I only live about 35 mins from Hunstanton............it's not full of Chavs or anything but there is not a lot there. But that sums up Norfolk quite well on a whole...........not a lot there. lol

Remember to blend in with the yocals and greet them with a high six when you see them

You can goto King's Lynn loads of shops and stuff here, and then jump on a bus if you want and it will take you right into Hunstanton, loads of places to stay there if you want to camp, then you can go onto Great Yarmouth, not been to Yarmouth for about a year so don't know whats still open there.

4 teenagers on the Norfolk coast?! They will be bored stiff!

My partner and I (both early twenties) went on a break in Norfolk earlier this year, and we kept ourselves entertained..

However, you must be prepared to throw yourself into it - no whining! The Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth is interesting, Norwich Castle is good, theres a pleasure beach in Great Yarmouth, Wroxham Barns is nice for adults and nearby in Wroxham are lots of various Broads boat trips for anyone... I'd recommend hiring your own outboard motor boat. They will find the fixation with "Roy" in wroxham hilarious as well...keep your eyes open for "Roys Toys".

Another thing to consider as a backup is geocaching. If any of you have smartphones with GPS recievers or a standalone GPSR then you can geocache. It can be done anywhere as an activity in itself or a "lets burn 20 more minutes finding a cache in the area" thing. Basically lots of little containers (tupperware etc) hidden all over the world with logbooks to sign/things to swap. People of all ages do it. Free, fun, and a good way to go to places that you may not have considered.

Africa Alive is a brilliant little zoo, or if they like theme parks then there is Pleasurewood Hills..both at Lowestoft. Pleasurewood Hills is fairly tame but still enough for a day out and always BOGOF vouchers in tourist information centres.

Cromer and Sheringham are more traditional places, nowhere near as tacky as Great Yarmouth. They can go crabbing there which is always fun provided the crabs are treated nicely

As to where to stay, afraid I can't help We booked a caravan on clubcard vouchers at a park resorts site in Burgh Castle...never again!!!

4 Teenagers on the Norfolk Coast will be fine Given a little freedom and a bag of chips they will find plenty to keep themselves entertained.

Have fun!

PS if you are interested in geocaching and have an android phone or an iphone there are lots of geocaching apps out there, the official one of C:Geo...paid for but available for free if you catch my drift (_;)
Edited by: "ScampiLamp" 17th Jun 2011

have a look at ukcampsite.co.uk, plenty of reviews on campsites across the county.

we (4 of us, 2 (just)teenage daughters) went to Hemsby last year stayed at Long Beach campsite which was ok - not much in Hemsby though the beach was nice and close.


Edited: I live around that area if you want a couple of ideas of caravan sites pm me



The two nicest sites in Norfolk are manor farm in cromer or the one in burnham deepdale (deepdale camping)

You should also go to brancaster beach, see the seals at blakeny, go crabbing in wells. Whatever you do don't go anywhere near hunstanton. Holt is also worth a visit

sancho1983

The two nicest sites in Norfolk are manor farm in cromer or the one in … The two nicest sites in Norfolk are manor farm in cromer or the one in burnham deepdale (deepdale camping)You should also go to brancaster beach, see the seals at blakeny, go crabbing in wells. Whatever you do don't go anywhere near hunstanton. Holt is also worth a visit



Most of it is nice apart from Yarmouth really

Personally i would go up Yarmouth way (not Yarmouth but that area!) , much more to do that way than around Hunstanton area

Camped in Sea Palling area as a child. Seems to have a few sites around it.

As for things to do, I would suggest looking around the towns on the broads such as Wroxham. You can also hire a boat for the day or possible a few hours. Good fun letting the children at the wheel.
Edited by: "Plum" 18th Jun 2011

don't forget norwich is also worth a visit, great city, loads of shops, restuarants and things to see

all I can remember about Norwich is the murders (pub) and the adam and eve (again a pub, lol) havent been there since i was a kid though, lol
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