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Just returned from a brilliant week at High Sand Creek. The site is fairly basic but has everything you need. Loads of hot water in the toilet block and washing up room. The site adjoins Stiffkey Marshes which offers great crabbing.
We cycled along the coast path to Wells next the sea and on to Holkam as well. Great fun.
Only advice would be to request a pitch away from the Sycamore trees. Our tent was covered in sap.
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Friendly campsite perfectly located on the North Norfolk coast. Fantastic views of sunset over the marshes, particularly from the western side of the site. Facilities nothing special but clean and serviceable. It's essentially a square field, so not much character, but there is plenty of space: it was full the weekend we visited but campers were certainly not on top of each other as the pitches are very generous. If you want to visit the Red Lion, you'll need to book ahead: when we tried to book Saturday lunchtime for that evening, we were met with a firm no. Still, there are fine fish and chips to be had in Wells.
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2 of 2 readers found this review useful.
Have visited this site as a couple, a family and in a group of mature adults celebrating a significant birthday and in all cases it came up trumps all round. Generous sized pitches and ability to group tents, campers and gazebos in a circular more private way. Staff very helpful and facilities, whilst basic, were very good and spotlessly clean. When high winds were forecast the staff came to advise us and when the winds came in more suddenly they came to help anchor the gazebos. We camped near the marshes under the tree line and so our view out to sea was idyllic and we felt completely connected to nature. If you like a good walk there are lots of great walks out to the seal colony and along the coastal paths to Wells one way and Moreston and Cley the other. Nature reserves abound at every turn and great pubs everywhere we went for well earned rests and refreshments. I would go every year if I could.
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Think this is the fourth year we've been to High Sands and each time we've had a great break.
It can get a bit hectic / noisy during bank holiday weekends, but this is perfectly contrasted with the silence of the marshes on the doorstep. We've been out at low tide and seen colonies of seals and, of course, the crabbing is excellent at high tide.
The staff have had a reshuffle recently and the new team are a delight - no request seems to much for them (they even brought a whole toolkit down when our passenger window got stuck on open).
The one downside this time was the local shop - stiffkey stores - has a fellow working there (owner, I think) who is rude to any customers with children (don't touch the books, they're for sale, you know). If that's you, I'd avoid like the plague. There's other (better) stores elsewhere (in Cley or Wells).
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Woodlands, wild-flower meadows and the sea all at your disposal. Oh the choices…to make a daisy chain or a sand castle?….hmm…
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Gorsey MeadowHockering House, Heath Road, Hockering, Norwich NR20 3JB
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The Fire Pit (formerly playboks)The Firs, Wendling, Norfolk, NR19 2LT
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Deepdale Backpackers and CampersBurnham Deepdale, Norfolk PE31 8DD
Lovely site, well run and friendly – perfect for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.
The coastal marsh is a haven for migrating birds, so expect to see a few twitchers twitching on the horizon. The Norfolk Coastal Path passes through Stiffkey, so the site’s popular with walkers. A bridge across a creek, just beyond the site, is a prime spot for crabbing. The creeks onto the marsh are muddy, so this is great for mudlarking. Further afield is Bressingham Steam and Gardens (01379 686900) near Diss, with a great selection of vintage engines and 3 narrow-gauge railway rides around the gardens there. Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure (08456 439162) is brilliant for the over-10s, with swings, zip wires and rope bridges to test your mettle. Hunstanton, on the West coast, is a classic Victorian resort with stripy cliffs and a good beach for rock pools and exploring.
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Food & Drink
The village shop stocks basic groceries. The Red Lion Pub is within walking distance and does good food; there’s also a playground near by (01328 830552). There’s often a fish stand at Morston for local cockles, and there are excellent dressed crabs for sale in Blakeney. Wiveton Hall Café, just beyond Blakeney, does exceptionally good food, almost all grown locally; the artichoke bruschetta and raspberry pannacotta are particularly good.
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