Happisburgh - a lovely East Norfolk village, home to a long sandy beach, Happisburgh has two key buildings of interest amongst its quaint country lanes and thatched homes. Overlooking the sea is the church of St Mary's. It has a tower of 33.5 metres (110 feet) and inside it contains some medieval features, stained glass windows. The church graveyard contains the graves of sailors drowned in accidents off the coast of Happisburgh. The village is also home to a red and white striped lighthouse, built in 1791; it was originally one of a pair, and was recently featured in the ITV series Kingdom. The lighthouse is privately owned, but opens its doors to the public certain weekends including Easter and August Bank Holiday. Inside, the 96 stone steps wind their way up the inside to the light at the top 40 metres (134 feet) above sea level.
East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens - now 15 years old, the gardens are a feast of formal design, and decorative exuberance. The gardens are home to many linked and themed gardens, an exotic garden, sunken garden, vicarage house and pavilion, great views of Happisburgh lighthouse and church and even have a tearoom.
East Ruston can be found just off the Walcott to Stalham road. The gardens are open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2.00pm to 5.30pm.
Stow Windmill – Four floor restored tower windmill, all accessible to the public with gift shop selling exclusive souvenirs.
Norfolk Motor Cycle Museum – Displays a wide collection of motor cycles, bicycles and old toys dating from 1920 to 1960. Free admission.
Mundesley - A blue flag winning sandy beach very popular with families with a row of brightly coloured beach huts along the promenade.
Sea Palling - A blue flag sandy beach with a number of offshore reefs that provide a safe beach for families. Sea Palling is also popular with jet skiers.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015