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Aerial view of Holme-next-the-Sea - photo © Ben George at
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The pretty little village of Holme-next-the-Sea is located within the North Norfolk Heritage Coast and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The larger town of Hunstanton is nearby about 3 miles to the south-west.

Cottage in Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

Many of the houses in the village feature two of the local stone types - Clunch, a hard form of white chalk and Carr stone an attractive, rust-coloured sandstone. These materials are frequently combined with brick, flint and cobbles resulting in the variety of individual patterns featured in this part of the county.

The dunes and Marram grass, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo 
		Tony Foster Much of the land here is very flat and only a few metres above sea level. To the south of the village agriculture is evident everywhere with fields of cereal crops, vegetables and sugar beet. To the north, in the relatively thin strip of land between the village and the sea, are to be found large areas of salt marsh much used by birds for feeding and breeding. There are a number of protected nature reserves nearby - one with a bird observatory and ringing station.

The beach, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

This part of Norfolk is very popular with tourists and attracts visitors throughout the year. During the summer months the large beaches appeal to families, especially those with children, and at other times, notably during the spring and autumn migration periods, bird-watchers are always present.

Horses in Westgate, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

The village is very popular with horses - and their riders!

An added attraction in this part of Norfolk is that we often see the most wonderful sunsets. No two are ever exactly the same and one can never tire of brilliantly coloured big skies at the end of the day.

Sunset, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

Sunset at Holme-next-the-Sea - photo by Tony Foster

...and just look at this stunning photo of the Northern Lights seen from the village. It doesn't happen often but Ben Green was there to capture it!

Northern Lights at Holme-next-the-Sea - photo © Ben Green Photography

Photo by Ben Green Photography at

Holme-next-the-Sea beach looking towards the lighthouse at Hunstanton

Holme-next-the-Sea beach looking towards Hunstanton lighthouse - photo by Tony Foster

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Last updated: 22/11/2015
Services in St. Mary's during November, December and January.
A village hedgehog preparing for the winter!
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