Just over 10 miles from Old Hunstanton along the North Norfolk coast is Burnham Market with its open village green surrounded by characterful flint cottages. This charming village is extremely popular with holidaymakers and as well as second home-owners and is locally nicknamed ‘Chelsea-on-sea’.
The village provides a great mix of renowned restaurants, pubs and a special mix of around 30 highly original independent and specialist shops including delis, beauty salon and galleries selling paintings, prints and unique coastal artworks.
Burnham Market is well worth a visit during your self-catering stay in North Norfolk to spend time relaxing, browsing around the shops and soaking up the atmosphere of a beautiful and bustling village.
Nearby, Burnham Overy Staithe is a popular launching site for boats. The village of Burnham Overy has had to move over the years as the channel gradually silted up meaning boats have had to moor further downstream. Today Burnham Overy Staithe is popular for sailing enthusiasts, with plenty of well-signposted footpaths for those who prefer to remain on land!
Moving inland, the village of Burnham Thorpe is the birthplace of Horatio Nelson, on 29th September 1758 in a house called the Shooting Box! After his early years in the Navy, Horatio returned for 5 years to Burnham Thorpe with his new wife. Nelson was given his first role as Captain and after this, the rest is history. The church where his father was Rector is well worth a visit as it is full of Nelson memorabilia including a cross and lectern made from the wood of HMS Victory.