Explore the area

At Hermanus, everything you need is right on the doorstep. Many guests prefer to stay in and around Winterton-on-Sea, a largely unspoilt fishing village nestled in rolling sand dunes with stunning sea views.

However, if you do want to venture further afield, you’ll find a whole world of things to see and do within easy reach.

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The Norfolk Coast

Norfolk’s coastline is a paradise for nature lovers, with everything from peaceful sandy beaches to picturesque villages, bird sanctuaries and nature reserves.

Walkers can set off along the coast straight from Hermanus. Or, if you prefer, you can explore the quiet country lanes by bicycle, or drive to pretty much any destination within Norfolk within an hour or two.

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Hermanus on top of Winterton dunes

Wonderful location atop the dunes with sea views to match, and great “away from it all” attitude and atmosphere.

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Seals at Horsey

Seals at Horsey

Just north of Winterton and along to Horsey Gap, you can see seals when they come to deliver their pups in December and early January.

Take a bracing walk along the beach or dunes, then spend some time watching the baby seals and their parents on the beach and among the dunes.

This is an incredible opportunity to see these fascinating animals up close in their natural habitat. Make sure your dog stays on the lead – and take a camera!

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Great Yarmouth

Fancy a bit of seaside fun? Great Yarmouth is one of the original beach resorts, an enduringly popular destination for holidaymakers from all over the UK.

You can stroll along the prom, explore the traditional piers and while away some time in the amusements and fun parks (Joyland is definitely worth a visit).

There are literally dozens of pubs, cafés and restaurants, plus great shopping opportunities.

Great Yarmouth website
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Visit Norwich


The beautiful city of Norwich is less than an hour away by car.

History buffs can explore the city’s two stunning cathedrals, the fascinating Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Stranger’s Hall and many more historic attractions.

If you feel like splashing some cash, there are hundreds of shops, including the charming Norwich Lanes district, as well as two large shopping centres.

Norwich also has plenty of pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants, plus two theatres and several cinemas.

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The Norfolk Broads

Just west of Hermanus, between Winterton and Norwich, you will find the world-famous Norfolk Broads.

You can easily reach the Broads by foot, bicycle or car, then enjoy mile upon mile of tranquil waterways and large open lakes.

You can stroll along the banks or hire a boat from many nearby towns and villages and explore this unique area at your own pace.

Norfolk Broads website
Visit Norfolk Broads

Family attractions

Ready for a family adventure? Norfolk has plenty of family attractions that offer fantastic days out.

Meet the animals at Africa Alive, or brave the prehistoric creatures at Dinosaur Park. If the weather’s not so good, head to the fascinating Sea Life centre in Great Yarmouth, just a few miles away.

Steam fanatics will enjoy a trip on the Bure Valley Railway in Wroxham, a delightful town just 25 minutes away in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, or if you don’t mind a short drive, you can reach the North Norfolk Railway, which runs from Sheringham to Weybourne and Holt.

Norfolk Coast website


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