Bacton is a picturesque seaside village in Norfolk offering a pleasant choice of seaside holiday homes. The village is located right on the coast and has a golden sandy beach. Traditional pubs serve great food and local shops are only a stumble away from your holiday cottage. Bacton’s rural location and beautiful coastal environment make it ideal for long walks, fishing, birdwatching or exploring the landscape. With nearby resorts like Cromer and Great Yarmouth as well as the historic City of Norwich offering plenty of interest to the visitor, there are plenty of daytrips to be enjoyed and still be home in time for tea.
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Bacton is located on the North Norfolk Coast and is within easy reach to dozens of well-known holiday location in Norfolk. The Norfolk Broads is nearby, and it’s series of rivers and stunning scenery makes it one of the UK’s most beautiful wetland areas. There are plenty of boats for hire there too, if you’re feeling adventurous!
For a small village, with a population of around one thousand, Bacton has plenty of amenities for a holiday location. The two pubs, The Duke and Poachers Pocket, serve delicious food daily and are both dog-friendly. Poachers Pocket is also situated right next to the beach, so you can enjoy a drink after a walk along the picturesque coast or a day relaxing on the sandy beach. There are two well-stocked shops, two excellent fish and chip shops and a parlour that serves some incredible ice-cream. You won’t be going home hungry!
Bacton has many roads in and around the village dedicated as ‘quiet lanes’, these help preserve the peaceful character of the village and also means the roads are ideal for cycling. Nearby Bacton Woods, provide a shaded family-friendly area for walks, picnics, and several woodland events for visitors throughout the year, ranging from conservation work to fun activities for children.
To explore more of the village’s character, visit St. Andrew’s church. This 15th-century building is small and neat, with a tall tower attached to it and ringed by some of the prettiest cottages in Bacton.
On the doorstep of holiday cottages in Bacton, the beach is a glorious stretch of sandy shore, divided by wooden groynes. It never feels overcrowded, thanks to its sheer size. Sunbathing and swimming are popular, as is walking along the path that follows the coast while keeping an eye out for seals. A walk along the coast to neighbouring Mundesley is highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Bacton.
Stroll along Bacton's promenade, explore the clifftop gardens and peruse the shops and the excellent Maritime Museum. On the seafront, the Ship Inn is an atmospheric 18th-century pub with a reputation for serving delicious food. Further along the coast, Cromer is a charming seaside town with a sandy beach, a Victorian pier, and an annual festival to celebrate the town’s most famous delicacies – crab and lobster. One of the area’s best attractions in the Poppy Line, a steam railway that passes through miles of unspoiled countryside. A boat trip to see the country’s biggest seal colony at Blakeney Point is another popular day out. The city of Norwich can be reached in less than an hour, with fine historical architecture and many of the region’s best places to eat and drink.