Friday, 17 July 2015

holiday snaps from Happisburgh Norfolk

Last week my husband and i went to Happisburgh -on-sea in Norfolk with the Suffolk Centre  Caravan Club.

We spent 3 nights at the Manor caravan park in our motor home standing in the shadow of the candy striped light house with glorious views over the sea and coastline.

We were very lucky with the weather enabling us to explore this rural village with its thatched cottages and long sandy beaches 
Sadly with the storms of last year several houses in Happisburgh were pushed into the sea causing the residences to find other accommodation elsewhere . 

As the weather was so hot i found it difficult to do my painting and sewing so just enjoyed walks along the beach and cliff tops with our two little terrier dogs.

During our walks we were amazed by the friendliness of the local people who put themselves out to come and talk to us and the dogs.

This was the first time we had visited this beautiful remote area and would certainly recommend. 

Scenery just before Happisburgh.
View from our van
Entrance to our site
Hubby standing next to the village sign
St Marys church 15th century
Not quite sure about this statue , it was standing in a garden next to the church.
Beautiful views as we walks along the cliff top.
Me with the pups.
The 15th monastery owed by the Benedictine monks.
The candy stripe light house (1789) The oldest working light house in East Anglia.

Beautiful remote sandy beaches .
Hetty and Ruben in our motor home.
A remote summer house along the cliffs 
Map of the area
Hetty and Ruben running free along the beach

Happisburgh Light house
Walking towards Sea Paling


  1. Looks like the most beautiful place ever
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. such a lovely catch up on your blog ;)... i grew up on mersea island and am actually an Essex girl living in the west country (10 years!!!! almost a local). The old, tired, wooden looking boat shed on the beach front was actually a beautiful home belonging to one of my mums friends...inside has always been in my childhood memories she collected things and beach combed and she had made it beautiful was slightly bigger when i was younger. I think my mum told me she sold it to the big house behind them so they could store their boats...that was a good 20 yrs ago!!. Its a shame how it looks now. we used to play in the garden, swim in the sea and beach comb their til it was getting dark. Also another friends dad ran a beach club in the summer holidays and we'd meet just on the sandy grass there. I grew up in one of the long avenues it was a beautiful place and fond childhood memories. My dad still lived there for many years but after he retired he moved to town. We still have walks there and my two best friends live there with their families now...East mersea was more remote and i used to love walking the sea wall. Thanks for sharing your photographs it brought it all flooding back, happy times x

  3. Happisburgh is on my places to visit wish list, looks like you all had a fabulous time x

  4. What a lovely holiday you have had, hope you got inspired with the lovely places you visited.x