Brancaster has a beautiful far reaching golden sandy beach, ideal all year-round destination. Brilliant for sunny beach days with all the family, dogs too! There is a handy kiosk shop for refreshments and all-important beach games, kites and bucket and spades and a convenient large car-park just 50m from the beach. Brancaster Golf club is also beachside, if you walk left from the golf club there is an inlet where you can often see a seal or two basking in the sunshine. Be careful to check the tide tables for access to the beach as the beach road can get flooded at high tide.
A superb Norfolk coastal village, if you are looking for a great beach holiday with activities such as scenic walking, sailing, wildlife and great sea food, Brancaster is the perfect place!
Set on the Norfolk Coastal Path and made up of two villages Brancaster and Brancaster Staithe. You can try the famous Brancaster Mussels and excellent sea food from many of the restaurants and kiosks: The Ship Inn is in the heart of the village and offers excellent dining. In neighbouring Brancaster Staithe The White Horse with spectacular views of the Staithe. The Fish Shed is well worth a visit, not only for fish but many other local delicacies too! For the young at heart Brancaster has a village playground, sports and playing fields for tennis netball and football, located behind The 71 Club Village Hall, bar and shop.
Neighbouring Brancaster Staithe with its harbour, a great sailing school, National Trust Activity Centre, The White Horse and The Jolly Sailors, awarded the nation’s best family pub and serve fantastic pizza! Brancaster Staithe Merges with Burnham Deepdale where you will find Dalegate market with a range of shops, excellent cafe, tourist information and bike hire. Burnham Market is just a short drive south a lovely leafy, trendy and quintessential Norfolk village, with boutique and independent shops, galleries and lovely range of eateries.
There are many wonderful beaches and villages to explore along the coastline, from Wells, iconic for the colourful beach huts to the unspoilt nature reserves of Titchwell, Holme and Snettisham.
A petrified forest can be seen at low tide (west of the golf club) remains of vegetation that looks a bit like black rubber. You may also spot an old shipwreck on the beach, the remains of SS Vina which was used by the RAF for target practice before the Normandy landing.
To the east of the village is the grass covered mounds of the National Trust Branodunum Roman settlement, which is an old Saxon Shore fort, first used to protect shipping and trade on the coast
Brancaster is conveniently located along the Coastliner bus route, and has a small village shop selling grocery basics and newspapers.