A Day on the Norfolk Coast


Van and I are gearing up for our Greece holiday and are in serious need of base tans! We get sun pretty regularly by playing golf but I definitely get some interesting tan lines going. Sock tan, sleeveless shirt tan, shorts or capri tans.....not good! So with the weather being absolutely gorgeous on Sunday, we headed to the Norfolk coast. And so did everybody else in England!! It took us almost 2 hours to go 35 miles (whereas it would have taken just over an hour with no traffic). But we made it and had a nice couple of hours on the beaches of Hunstanton. 


The shoreline is rocky in some places and sandy in others. The sand is actually pretty muddy looking but expectedly so as this area of shore is somewhat protected. And the water was absolutely freezing and I couldn't believe how many people were out there swimming!! But I guess when this water is all you got, you brace for it and jump right in! 




All of my photos were taken with my new Iphone. I have never had an Iphone....always been a Samsung lover and I was totally sad about not being able to fork over the ridiculous amount of money for a Galaxy 5. But all in all, I was happy with the photos from the Iphone! 



So, was the trip worth it up the coast? Heck yes! It was nice to lay on the beach and hear the water and soak in some sun. It's nice to know that the coast is just a short drive away :)



What's your favorite British coastline?

-Jamie


16 comments

  1. I'm so jealous! I've only been to one beach in England, and it was back when it was still cold outside! Must make a trip to the coast sometime soon!

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  2. I love going for days out to the beach! Although I hardly ever brave going in the sea in England, too cold!!

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  3. I've only been to the British coastline in Scotland and the water was freezing! But I swam a couple of times haha we deal with what we have :) The coastline in Norfolk looks beautiful though and the beach - although somewhat rocky as you mentioned - seems very nice! It looks peaceful! There seems to be so many people and yet the beach looks massive!

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  4. Up near the boardwalk, there were a TON of people but yes, the beach was so massive, it never really felt crowded! I can't believe you swam off the Scottish coast...it had to have been so cold!!

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  5. Yeah, just putting my feet in was too cold for me!

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  6. Yes you must!! I love that the beach is a short ride from anywhere in England :)

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  7. Oh what a beautiful beach!! The British coastline would be reason enough for me to move to Britain :D

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  8. British beaches are just so shelly! I miss the white sand from Aus!

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  9. After growing up on the South Carolina coast, the British beaches just don't cut it for me. They're too chilly and too rocky to enjoy. They're still pretty, so if I'm there taking pictures, I'm happy! (Just don't make me get in the cold water!!)

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  10. Wow. The British coastline looks so much like Washington's coastline... not exactly white sand beaches but not shabby either :)

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  11. Hi Jamie, just letting you know that I have nominated you for a liebster award. You can find out more here http://stylishimoto.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/one-year-of-blogging-and-liebster-award.html

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  12. Yeah it wasn't too shabby!! I grew up of the Gulf Coast and am used to gorgeous white sandy beaches, so it's definitely a change for me :)

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  13. British beaches will never beat the Gulf Coast thats for sure! That's' where I grew up and the only similar beach I have found thus far is in Spain! There are so many rocky beaches in Europe!

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  14. I miss the white sand from my home too!! Spain had some similar beaches though! Almost white :)

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  15. It was surprisingly nice! I grew up around some pretty pristine beaches so it's hard to say I was impressed :)

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