Mundesley is a pretty village situated on the coast of North Norfolk and has a resident population of around 2,500. It is a mixture of rich farming land and a popular seaside resort, frequented by many people during the summer. The beautiful beach is one of the cleanest around and there are plentiful sands stretching for miles with very little shingle. It has been voted the 2016 Best Blue Flag Beach in Britain by Holiday Lettings (A Trip Advisor company).
Mundesley has its own inshore lifeboat, which is crewed and administered by local volunteers. There is also a Coastwatch station, manned all year round during daylight hours by local volunteers and, during the summer, there is a safe area of the beach continually watched over by the lifeguards from the RNLI.
The village itself is well served by local shops in and around its small High Street. A well-equipped medical centre, a library, a post-office, three pubs and various B&Bs make it an ideal place to live or to visit yet, somehow, it has not lost its old-world charm with thatched roofs, stone walls and many quaint and charming cottages.
Cromer, perched on the very edge of the north Norfolk coast, is famous for its tasty crabs, wide open beaches, a traditional pier complete with a theatre providing seaside special variety shows and is awash with small local independent shops. As you would expect of a seaside town rich in its fishing heritage, it has a lighthouse and a proud tradition of RNLI service. It has been said that the lifeboat service is the lifeblood of the town and the Henry Blogg Musuem offers a great insight into the service’s past history.
Special interest holidays
Divers will love the local area to explore sunken ship wrecks off the coast.
The excellent family friendly beach at Mundesley is a stones throw away from Gig House, situated 100m away from the main lifeguard station and tourist amenities. Private slipways to the beach at either side of Gig House, ideal for launching small diving boats, jet skis, etc. Popular with local young surfers and boogie boarders.
Mundesley is 7 miles from Cromer, 25 miles from Norwich. Car hire is not essential as local public transport is excellent, regular trains into Norwich from Cromer or North Walsham. Hourly bus service into Norwich, Cromer and North Walsham.
Beach 25m, beach cafes and amusements, crazy golf 200m, village centre 400m.
Mundesley village has a doctors surgery, a chemist, Spa shop, fruit and veg shop, butchers, fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway, 4 pubs, CIU club, 4 cafes, Post Office, Tourist Information Centre, weekly car boot sale, fishmongers van (Lobster Pot), art gallery/ shop, gift shops, amusement arcade.