THE PURE SHORES OF NORFOLK
There's nothing like sea air to lift spirits.
After a few weeks of running on empty, we headed up to North Norfolk last week in an attempt to go off grid for a few days. If you're looking for ideas for getaways closer to home over the summer months, I couldn't recommended this coastline more; it's somewhere I've visited regularly over the last ten years, usually splitting my time between Brancaster, Brancaster Staithe, Burnham Market and more recently Burham Overy Staithe. This is a corner of the UK boasting monumental sandy beaches with barely a soul on them – a haven we escape to for wind-battering walks across the salt marshes and lazing around in the sand dunes.
True we could have done with the weather gods throwing us a bone but that's the way it goes with staycations. On our last day we headed down to Wells-Next-The-Sea (which was beautifully sunny but still a little nippy at times – just find some sort of wind break and you're fine!) Despite my countless trips to Norfolk it's somewhere I've never spent much time, though the beach is jaw-on-the-floor gorgeous, with mile upon mile of breathtaking views to drink in – very precious to a Londoner. Not to mention its home to a row of candy-coloured beach huts, one of which we were lucky enough to make our basecamp after a friend kindly lent it to us.
This beach is actually where All Saints filmed the Pure Shores video – as in soundtrack to The Beach (the film itself was filmed on Phi Phi, another beautiful beach I visited whilst travelling) – which I guess is testament to its beauty.