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Extensive coastal area famous for wild birds, sandy beach and Roman Fort

Famous for its mussels, the fishing village of Brancaster Staithe lies on the shores of the beautiful north Norfolk coast. Follow the history of the fishing industry at Brancaster Quay, enjoy one of the many courses available at the flagship Brancaster Activity Centre

The Staithe offers a great place to start exploring the coast, if you're sailing you can launch a boat (voluntary launching fee applies) and sail in the sheltered waters of Scolt Head Island; or if you venture a little further west along the Norfolk Coast Path you will find the Roman Fort of Branodunum, a Schedule Ancient Monument.

Continue a little further along the coast and find Brancaster Beach, where you can enjoy miles of golden sand for long or short walks, a great place for building sand castles and also specific area for power kiting sports.

Please note: the nearest toilet is at Brancaster Beach. Scolt Head Island nature reserve is managed by Natural England

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Flooding recovery

Tidal flooding on Thursday 5 December, the Norfolk coast was hit by a severe tidal surge, which resulted in extensive flooding. Follow the Norfolk Coast blog for regular updates on the progress of recovery.

The Beautiful Brancaster Staithe

Brancaster Staithe is on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, and it's from here that you can explore great beaches and look our for an amazing array of bird life on the salt marshes. Village life centres around the harbour and its thriving fishing and sailing community. The coastal footpath is right on the doorstep, running 47 miles along the North Norfolk Coast.

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