Thornham is a village on the North Norfolk Coast which is an absolute jewell for holidaymakers. And what’s more, it is only 15 minutes from us here at Norfolk Holiday Dialysis.
There are 3 pubs – The Lifeboat, The Orange Tree and The Chequers, and all three of them are worth a visit. The Lifeboat is a traditional smugglers coaching inn a short walk from the village centre, the marshes and the picturesque harbour. The Orange Tree is a gastro pub, and The Old Coach House does great pizza and pasta. There is also the Thornham Deli which serves food 9-5 as well as providing fantastic local produce. They even do picnic hampers if you fancy a day on the beach.
And talking of beaches, Thornham has a stunning one. It is a bit of a walk along the sea wall, about 20 minutes, but it is well worth it! There are no worries about being crowded out because there are acres of room amongst the dunes. You can also visit Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve while you’re there. But if you can’t manage the walk don’t worry because just up the road at Holme-Next-The-Sea, or Old Hunstanton, are equally lovely beaches a short walk from their respective car parks.
Just opened in Thornham you will find one of the best fish and chip shops in the area (if not the whole of Norfolk!) just outside the village at Drove Orchards, where they also have a great farm shop.
Thornham is only a 5 minute drive from Hunstanton with its prom, sea-life centre, shops, supermarkets and arcades. You can walk under the cliffs, swim in the sea or the Oasis swimming centre. In the other direction the coast road leads to Titchwell Bird reserve, 2 more great pubs, and on to the Brancasters – yet more great places to eat! Just inland from Thornham is Ringstead where you can walk over Ringstead Downs, or at Courtyard Farm there are several miles of footpaths through their organically farmed land with its 80 acres of wildflower meadows.
As to accommodation, Thornham has plenty of options. Drove Orchard has its own glamping site with luxury tents/ cabins. The Lifeboat has plenty of excellent rooms, and there are a wealth of holiday cottages.
If you haven’t thoought about a holiday to Norfolk before, then you really are missing out on a wonderful experience in this quiet corner of the country. There is something for all the family here, and Thornham makes a great base, and it is only a short drive from us here at Norfolk Holiday Dialysis.
I have listed some websites below but, as always, please free to contact us here at Norfolk Holiday Dialysis for a chat about bookings or any other queries you may have.