24th September 2019
Have a day out in Sheringham, on the North Norfolk Coast
You may well be staying in sunny Lowestoft for a few days, but it'd be a shame if you didn't get out and explore some of the area. Yesterday, we did just that. A day out in Sheringham was the order of the day. Sheringham is an hour and a ¼ from Lowestoft, so although a bit of a hike, it's well worth the drive to see some of North Norfolk.
The beach at Sheringham
Parking is a doddle, there is a large car park on the edge of town, right next to the Poppy Line railway station - which runs a steam train into Holt, but more of that in a minute. You can walk to the seafront within a couple of minutes. The photo above shows the blue sky over the pebble beach - and although I can't guarantee the weather, Sheringham certainly makes for a lovely day out when the sun is shining!
The sea is lovely for a swim during the summer months, our visit was in late September, which , technically speaking, is autumn, the sea temperature has yet to catch up with the autumnal status, and still makes for a pleasant swim!
Look how inviting the sea is off Sheringham!
Sheringham isn't all about the sea though. You can, rather excitingly, take a steam train to Holt. Ride the 'Poppy Line' and you'll feel like you're travelling through the 1950's. The photo below was taken on the move, and shows the fantastic views across the Norfolk countryside to the sea in the distance.
Ride on a steam train from Sheringham to Holt, and take in the views
Once at Holt, there is a mile walk into the centre of this quaint Norfolk town. The bus stop is right outside the station too. During the summer months a London Route Master bus will whisk you into Holt - so you can continue your olde worlde experience; our autumnal timetable meant we caught the number 44 bus instead.
The steam train which took us to Holt!
Holiday cottages near Sheringham
Sheringham takes about 1¼ hours to get to from Pakefield and Lowestoft. Although should you want to stay closer to the North Norfolk Coast, you'll find more cottages nearby. You can have a look at our top cottage in Sheringham
. You might also be interested in the rural, pet friendly, cottage which is Stackyard Cottage in Skeyton, near North Walsham
. Whether you stay in sunny Lowestoft are visit Sheringham for the day, or find a holiday cottage closer to North Norfolk, I hope you enjoy your time here!
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