A bustling village with an attractive harbour which is just to the east of Brancaster (staithe means wharf, or landing stage). There is a well-supported sailing club here and in the summer at high tide there is always a crowd of people and boats jostling to get onto the water. The sea still gives a living to many in the area though and Brancaster Staithe is famed for its mussels, which may be bought locally at The Fish Shed along the coast road.
From the harbour you can take a short ferry trip (at high tide) to Scolt Head Island, a four mile long sand bar housing a National Nature Reserve well-known for terns, oystercatchers, and ringed plovers.
The village is a picturesque one, with typical flint walling on many cottages, and popular with second home owners and holiday makers. There is good beer and food available throughout the day at the Jolly Sailor's pub, or for more of a treat with stunning views and delicious food there is The White Horse overlooking the marshes.
Next to Brancaster Staithe is Burnham Deepdale which has a Norman church, a visitors centre and a good selection of shops, including a small supermarket, Fat Face and Gone Crabbing. After a brisk walk on the beach or an invigorating sail there's nothing better than a trip to the ever popular Deepdale Café, renowned for its hearty English breakfasts.
1 Ruscon Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £485 to £895 per week
1 Ruscon Cottage is a traditional flint and brick Norfolk end of terrace cottage which has been refurbished with the addition of central heating, a new bathroom and kitchen. It has a clear view of the tidal salt marshes and is within walking distance of the coastal path and to the beautiful beach at Brancaster and the harbour at Brancaster Staithe. There are 2 good pubs, shops and the renowned Deepdale cafe within a couple of minutes' walk away.
2 Ruscon Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £485 to £895 per week
2 Ruscon Cottage is a traditional 3 bedroom period brick and flint coastal cottage which comfortably sleeps up to six guests. It is ideally located within the heart of the popular coastal village of Brancaster Staithe with a side view of the tidal salt marshes. It is within walking distance of the coastal path, the harbour, beautiful beach at Brancaster, shops, Deepdale cafe and two good pubs/places to eat.
Avocet Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £440 to £895 per week
Avocet Cottage is a period Norfolk coastal cottage which has been extensively refurbished throughout by its new owner, whilst retaining many of its original features, ready for holiday letting from December 2014. It has been tastefully furnished in a contemporary coastal style with all new furniture and fittings to ensure that guests have a comfortable stay. Downstairs there is a newly fitted open plan kitchen/breakfast room with a separate charming sitting room with a wood-burning stove. Upstairs are three beautifully presented bedrooms and a new cloakroom. It is conveniently located in the heart of the highly sought after village of Brancaster Staithe within minutes walk to the coastal path, The White Horse Inn and the Jolly Sailors pub, with the advantage of a nearby Coasthopper bus stop. To the rear of the cottage is a private off-street parking space and an attractive walled south-facing courtyard garden.
Bonnierigg Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £495 to £925 per week
Bonnierigg is a spacious detached, 3 bedroom bungalow, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, in the popular sailing and fishing village of Brancaster Staithe. The property is maintained to a high standard and has a lovely big garden. It is within walking distance of the harbour, The White Horse Inn, The Jolly Sailors pub and the Deepdale shops and cafe. It is only 4 miles away from the picturesque Georgian village of Burnham Market.
Field Cottage in Brancaster Staithe Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £395 to £865 per week
Field Cottage is a single storey Norfolk brick and flint cottage which has lovely countryside views, within walking distance of Brancaster Staithe's harbour and local places to eat & drink. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and has been extremely well-equipped with all the mod cons, providing a great base for a family holiday or an off-season break for walkers, bird-watchers or anyone wanting to explore the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
Island House for 6 Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £700 to £1100 per week
Island House is a detached 4 bedroom house situated in an outstanding location in Brancaster Staithe harbour with stunning creek, marsh and sea views. This house provides the perfect location for a summer break literally right by the sea, with the coastal path and harbour just a few steps away. Following the tidal surge in December 2013, the ground floor has been completely refurbished with a new kitchen, new shower room and new flooring throughout.
Oak Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 4, from £495 to £920 per week
Oak Cottage is a stunning Norfolk cottage which has been completely rebuilt and refurbished to a really high standard, with many original features and has high quality fittings. There is a 'designer' enclosed south facing garden and a west facing decked area. It is a short walk to the coast, the shops, Deepdale Cafe and the White Horse restaurant.
Samphire Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 5, from £440 to £900 per week
Samphire Cottage is a traditional end terrace Norfolk cottage which has been refurbished throughout and furnished in a contemporary style. Downstairs is open plan with a spacious sitting / dining area leading into the well-equipped kitchen. There is an attractive rear enclosed south facing garden with lawn and terrace and off-road parking to the rear of the cottage. A perfectly situated holiday cottage within minutes walk of the coast, local shops and excellent local pubs and restaurants, ideal for stays throughout the year.
Sea Wood Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 10, from £970 to £2050 per week
Sea Wood has undergone a complete transformation after extensive building work and complete refurbishment to produce a superb holiday home with stunning sea views. Downstairs is all on one level with a wonderful open plan kitchen/dining and sitting area, a light and airy conservatory overlooking the garden, together with an en-suite bedroom. Upstairs there are 5 further bedrooms, including the master bedroom with its large feature window and lovely sea views. It has the benefit of a large fully enclosed south facing rear garden (approx. 180 ft long) and is ideally located in the heart of Brancaster Staithe, opposite The White Horse pub/restaurant, and within minutes walk from a good selection of shops and the harbour.
The Seashells Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £450 to £895 per week
The Seashells is a superb newly refurbished contemporary single-storey holiday home which has been thoughtfully renovated with great attention to detail by its new owners. It is ideally positioned in a quiet position off the coast road, with stunning uninterrupted countryside views at the back, across to the picturesque Barrow Common. With the combination of a sociable open plan living room/kitchen, three freshly decorated bedrooms and two newly fitted bath/shower rooms, together with an attractive landscaped, enclosed private garden, this makes The Seashells a perfect choice for a family or one or two couples wishing to explore the beauty of the North Norfolk coast. The attractive harbour and coastal path at Brancaster Staithe, plus a selection of shops and Deepdale cafe, are literally minutes walk away and the charming Georgian village of Burnham Market only 5 minutes drive.