The summer of 2019 saw no less than six beaches in Norfolk named among the best in the world after they were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status - namely Cromer, Sea Palling, Sheringham, Mundesley, East Runton and West Runton. A Seaside Award was also given to Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea beaches because they meet high standards for cleanliness and facilities.
Such accolades are awarded annually by organisations such as Keep Britain Tidy and it is not surprising that Norfolk holiday spots are regularly among those that achieve such coveted recognition.
The open expanse of the beautiful Norfolk skies and green flat acres has a soothing effect on the soul. This alone contributes greatly to the many reasons why much of Norfolk has been dubbed an area of outstanding natural beauty. Birds and wild life are also among the key attractions found in this largely unspoilt county drawing hordes of visitors and new residents each year.
The beach village of Snettisham, just 5 miles south of Hunstanton and 9 miles north of Kings Lynn, is a favourite place for many newcomers and locals too. Snettisham offers good local amenities and is a great base for exploring the beautiful and unspoilt Norfolk coastline from for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers alike. Add to this the beauty of the sunsets that can be found on this coastline – some of the best in Norfolk if not the world – and you have your own piece of paradise. Click the link to check out a perfect example of what is on offer
Once visited, Norfolk is hard to forget and if this beautiful part of East Anglia has ensnared you and your family such that you would like to relocate or retire here it is possibly a good idea to do some research before deciding where to put down your new roots. Whether you are looking for a bungalow, house, flat or caravan to make you home it is important to decide on the location first. They don’t say “location, location, location” for nothing!
It is a big decision to relocate so it is important to do your research and be well prepared before the move. To help you get on the right track here are some tips to consider before deciding on where you want to live when considering relocating to Norfolk:
1. The demographics of the community – is it limited to retired people or is there a good mix of young families too?
2. What community activities there are? Obtaining copies of the local newsletter (and there are many) for the town or village of interest will be very helpful.
3. Contact the parish or town council for information.
4. Visit the village or town school, check the current Ofsted report and talk to parents from the school or PTA. Consider High School and Further Education needs as well as Primary School.
5. Decide whether you want to be able to walk to the supermarket or whether you are happy to drive everywhere to buy basic groceries etc.
6. Decide whether you want to be in a coastal area or more inland.
7. If you depend on medical support then consider the support offered by the GP surgery, local dentists and how far away is the nearest hospital.
8. Talk to the local estate agents about the area – after all who knows the area better than they?
One final, and very important thing - it is never too early to start doing your research when planning a relocation. Being well informed means you are the better placed to make the right choice for you.
If you would like to see how we can help you relocate to Norfolk then please do give us a call on 01366 858228 or email us on email@example.com.