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Sheringham is a vibrant, traditional seaside town, quintessentially English, with an award winning Blue Flag beach. It’s a family friendly environment with a heritage steam railway, theatre, museum, swimming pool, boating lake, bowling club, pitch and put, links golf course and Sheringham Park.
Lots of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants line the high street, giving Sheringham a unique feel and wonderful shopping experience. Not to mention our excellent accommodation establishments.
In the centre of the town stands Sheringham’s focal point — the town clock, dating back to 1862 where it started life as a water well.
Once an old fishing village, Sheringham still has a small fleet of working crab and lobster boats.These can be seen on both the East and West fishing slopes.
Sheringham is also part of the Deep History Coast Discovery Trail and has its own Discovery Point down on the promenade.
The promenade spans many beaches and is adorned with colourful beach huts. At low tide the sandy beaches span for miles, exposing rock pools, chalk beds and many hidden treasures. There are lots of amenitites including toilets, showers, beach hut hire, seven cafes on the promenade as well as paddle board hire for the more adventurous. We are lucky enough to see both sunrise and sunset on our East and West facing beaches.
A market takes place every Saturday throughout the year and Wednesdays from April to November. Many events take place across the year, including the summer carnival and the 1940’s weekend . See the full events diary.
There are many trails and footpaths around Sheringham — which is on the Norfolk Coast Path. Explore Beeston Bump The Common, Sheringham Woods leading to Pretty Corner and the jewel in the crown, Sheringham Park Challenge yourself with Norfolk’s three peaks; Beeston Bump, Incleborough and Skelding Hill, a dog walkers paradise.
The towns name Sheringham is Scandinavian in origin and has the meaning The Ham of Scira’s people. To qualify as a Sheringham Shannock you have to be born in Sheringham and your parents and Grandparents were also Sheringham born and bred.
National Trust properties can be found at Sheringham Park; Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate; Blickling Hall; West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath; Morston Quay; Blakeney National Nature Reserve; all just a stones throw away. North Norfolk is a birdwatchers paradise, with rare visiting birds and a wealth of nature reserves.
So do come and visit this area of outstanding natural beauty — with its wide open beaches, the dominating cliffs and the fabulous walks. Tuck into some glorious fish and chips and watch the sunset. You’ll never want to leave.