An underwater adventure in Norfolk

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While the sights, sounds, and smells of Norfolk are enough to keep anybody more than enthralled for the duration of their self-catering holiday, there is yet more magic beneath the waves, and lurking below the Broads’ sparkling surface. Norfolk’s charm extends much, much further than the eye can see – if only you would take the time to look down…

Beneath the waves

The waters surrounding Norfolk’s beautiful coast are teeming with aquatic life, including grey seals (visit Blakeney Point to see them), porpoises, crabs, starfish, jellyfish and lobsters. A wide variety of fish, including bass, cod, plaice and tope also call this stretch of water home. There are more than enough species to make any wildlife spotter happy. You simply need to know where to look. If you have children with you don’t forget to go rock pooling on one of North Norfolk’s beaches; it’s great fun!

Beneath the Broads

The Broads are a fisherman’s paradise, as well as being a haven for all manner of wildlife, including pike, rudd, tench, bream, and eels, as well as newts, frogs, and the occasional grass snake, which might be found lounging in the sunshine. Look closely and you may spot otters, kingfishers, water voles and all manner of waterfowl as they indulge in a spot of cooling off or dive into the water for food. You might also catch a glimpse of dragonflies with their iridescent colouring: a real feature of Broadland.

If you would like to explore Norfolk’s glorious underwater aquatic life even further, we can strongly recommend the Sea Life Centre at Great Yarmouth, and the sanctuary at Hunstanton; both provide a magical view into the lives of an array of aquatic species.

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