The beach is an amazing pebbly beach which is dog friendly. ideal for morning walks to take in the sights and sounds of the pebbles washing to the shore. With deep water on the shoreline Salthouse is popular for sea fishing with sea bass, cod, mackerel and flat fish you can be sure to have a good catch. The marshes that flank the beach are teeming with wildlife and birds like marsh harriers and barn owls. Birdwatchers come from all over to observe both common and rare species.
The historic coastal village of Salthouse nestles between a high ridge above and the salt marsh towards the North Norfolk Coast. The village is a lovely quiet spot to enjoy the views over the marshes, walking on Salthouse heath there are many look out spots to take in the views. Salthouse contains the attractive church of St. Nicholas, a post-office/shop and Cookies Crab House. It's home to the very popular local pub The Dun Cow serving delicious food with stunning views overlooking the marshes.
In times gone by there would have been salt pans and large piles of salt crystals ready for transport. The name is simple ‘House for the storing of salt’. Evidence of settlements in the village have been found from the Bronze Age and the Romans.
The area surrounding Salthouse is great to explore with lovely places to visit including the neighbouring village of Wiveton with the renowned Wiveton Hall featured on the BBC series ‘Normal for Norfolk’, here you can visit the Pyo fruit farm or the colourful Wiveton café. There is also the Wiveton Bell a firm favourite for an evening meal. The village of Cley is known for its nature reserve and look-outs with the Cley Marshes Visitor Centre on the edge of the village. The village itself has a range of small shops and deli and has an iconic windmill. The closest town is Holt with its lovely high street with a range of lovely shops, you can pick up anything from a unique gift to a once treasured antique.
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