Norfolk Coast Path Hotel

Norfolk Coast Path Hotel Sunset over the old coal barn at Thornham on the north Norfolk coast

Looking for a Norfolk Coast Path Hotel as a base from which to enjoy part of the 84 mile long route?

The Ship at Brancaster is a good place to stop en-route from Hunstanton in the west, past Brancaster and the Ship Hotel, to Hopton-on-Sea in the south east.

The Norfolk Coast Path covers some stunning areas along Norfolk’s coastline, running through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking in salt marshes, stunning beaches, cliffs and a fantastic array of bird and wildlife.

The Ship is an ideal watering hole or overnight stop for anyone passing Brancaster and looking for a Norfolk Coast Path hotel, and is also a great base from which to explore local sections of the path. Our resident Land Rover Defender is often available to drop or collect guests from the local stretches of the path so you don’t have to make your walk a circular one. We are also on the local Hoppa Bus services’ Coastliner route.

Here are some links to circular walks easily accessible from Brancaster, which can be enjoyed

Brancaster 4.5 miles (PDF) – View on interactive map

Enjoy a diverse walk up and down doubled hedged lanes with views across to the sea before taking in the marshes and beach at Brancaster.

Brancaster Staithe 4.5 miles (PDF) – View on interactive map

Head up to the high ground of Barrow Common and enjoy stunning views before walking alongside the creeks of Brancaster Marsh and finishing back near the small coastal hub at Burnham Deepdale.

Burnhams 4.5 miles (PDF) – View on interactive map

A delightful walk taking in historic Burnham Overy Staithe, Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Norton. The route crosses the River Burn twice and passes through farmland, past churches, mills, the ruins of a Carmelite friary and winding creeks.

Holkham 6.75 miles (PDF) – Download GPX route

A 6.75 mile circular route along Norfolk Coast Path, through Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Estate.

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