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Brancaster Staithe


Community spirit and fresh sea air

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Brancaster Staithe
11 mins to Sandringham
14 mins to Burnham Market
26 mins to King's Lynn
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A small coastal village, centred around the harbour, with its thriving fishing community and ideal for the sailing enthusiast. Brancaster Staithe is located approximately halfway between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk Coast.

Brancaster Staithe

Connected to Burnham Deepdale, between the two villages they have a variety of shops including a supermarket/petrol station, cafe, fresh fish shop, sailing school, tourist information centre and two pubs, The Jolly Sailors, and The White Horse with its superb coastal views. Brancaster is justly famous for its mussels.

Scolt Head Island is a Nature Conservation Area, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and being only a boat trip away, depending on the tide. The island has a large breeding colony of Sandwich Terns and in winter there can be 50,000 pink-footed geese roosting on the island.

Brancaster Staithe is one of the best bird watching areas in the UK, the coastal path between Brancaster and Burnham Deepdale offers an abundance of wild life to enjoy.

There are many circular and coastal walks around the village including Barrow Common, with views over the coastline, or the Norfolk Coastal Path, which runs the length of the village, along the marshes.