Sheringham town is centred around a thriving high street which has an interesting array of shops which include art and craft shops, antiques and books and, naturally, fishing tackle and bait specialists. If you have not yet tried north Norfolk’s crabs, lobsters and whelks, this is an excellent time – there are innumerable spots to picnic overlooking the immense ocean.
The Sheringham lifeboat is justly renowned for saving hundreds of lives. Interestingly, it needs to be launched by a tractor pulling it into the sea as there is no suitable raised harbour. The original RNLI lifeboat station has been refurbished in recent years and acts as a general purpose meeting house. The local museum, called the Mo includes a collection of old lifeboats.
Extract taken From ‘Norfolk – Exploring the Land of Wide Skies’
by Stephen Browning and Daniel Tink
Sheringham walks: The land to the rear of the town is wonderful walking country. A leaflet of suggested ‘Sheringham Trails’ is available from the tourist office. Keep an eye out for Adders, particularly if you have a dog with you as they don’t appreciate being harassed. They are generally harmless, however, if left alone.
Beeston Bump: For breath taking panoramic views of both Sheringham, Beeston Regis and West Runton, take a walk up Beeston Bump. During the last war, a secret listening station was set up on the Bump in order to track enemy ships.
North Norfolk Railway: Take a return trip to Holt on a Steam Engine. Sheringham station is just outside the village centre and is on the ‘Poppy Line’ running from Sheringham to Holt. It will take you on an unforgettable ten mile trip among the most glorious Norfolk country.
Parking at Sheringham: A small pay and display is available next to the beach. A much larger pay and display can be found next to the Poppyline North Norfolk Railway Station. Parking along High Street is also available on limited time slots.
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Plan your visit to Sheringham with this useful map. Explore the rest of Norfolk with the tourist Map of Norfolk