The Barn Shop has recently returned from a fantastic break in Brancaster on the North Norfolk Coast.
On a fabulously sunny day we decide to leave the car and take the 20 minute walk from the Holiday cottage, were we staying at Brancaster, along a raised bank beside the busy road leading to the Beach.

Several other walkers were also making the journey, and as we walked passed the queues at the car park and noticed a sign stating ‘car park full’ we certainly didn’t regret our decision. We had a fantastic walk along Brancaster Beach and dipped our feet in the water.

On the trek back to the Holiday cottage were we staying in we admired the properties along Cross Lane Brancaster with views over the coastal path. We also took the short trip down the road to Burnham Deepdale shops and couldn’t resist a look at the Dalegate Market Pop Up Shops. These Pop Up Shops are are in a Beach Hut style and are for independent retailers, crafters, artists and local producers and change each week.

The next day, as it was still the weekend, we decided we would try and avoid the crowds so took took a short drive to Thornham Village. The Beach at Thornham is less well known and not marked from the main road. If you just follow the signs for The Life Boat Inn or turn off opposite the playing down the single track road you will see a warning sign saying ‘Tidal Flooding,’ follow this road and you will soon arrive at Thornham Harbour and Salt Marshes.

The road widens out at the Marsh where there is plenty of parking space along the side of road near the Old Coal Barn or in the car park.
Then simply follow the board walk and eventually you will arrive at unspoilt Thornham Beach, which is normally always a quiet and a wild looking beach with a refreshing breeze on a hot day.

We were not disappointed on our latest visit.

Still are still feeling a little bit coastal we decided to add some additional items to our fishing range and suitable coastal clothing.