So last week I visited Norfolk for the week with family and my boyfriend. Its safe to say this break was well and truly needed. It was so lovely to just take some time away from everyday life and relax. 

On the journey down there we decided to take a few stops and visit some seaside towns. The first being Aldeburgh, this was a very small fishing town. This place was so peaceful and calming. We browsed the very small town looking through the local shops, then just took some time to sit on the beach and chill before setting off again, although I probably could of sat here all day. 

The second place we visited was Thorpeness. This was a small village that we stopped at mainly for the boating lake. We decided to hire out a rowing boat for an hour which was both beautiful and amusing, obviously the amusing part was me trying to row which didn't quite go to plan at first but we got there in the end. The lake was the perfect size with gorgeous surroundings.

Half way through our time on the lake the swans decided to come and see us, being extremely gullible and a bit of a wimp when I was told the swans are gonna attack me I flapped a little (ok a lot) but soon realised I was being wound up, we were then able to watch these beautiful swans swimming around our boat.

One of the days we visited a beach my mum told us about called 'Horsey' which was a beautiful beach surrounded by countryside. There was literally nothing but grass, sand, rocks and sea, oh and seals! The main reason we visited this beach was because when my mum discovered this beach they found that this was somewhere seals lived and bred. After walking onto the beach literally within seconds you could see the seals swimming, jumping around and playing in the water. It was so amazing to watch them in their natural habitat. This was the kinda beach you could spend hours on and never get bored because its so lovely to watch the seals playing and looking so content. 


Me and karl decided to visit a beach next to Great Yarmouth called Gorleston. This beach was stunning in this summer heat and it felt as though we were abroad. We spent a few hours here chilling, paddling in the sea, being silly writing our names in the sand and of course taking photos! 


We ended up staying on this beach till early evening so decided to stay for dinner. We chose a restaurant overlooking the beach called 'Porterhouse'. This was a steak and grill house, and at the time I wanted nothing more than a big, juicy burger! The food here was just amazing and if if you're ever after a proper burger I would 100% recommend this place! There was one more food place we visited in Gorleston but that deserves a whole blog post of its own!

Another restaurant we tried out was Fish and Grill in Great Yarmouth. Me and Karl thoroughly enjoyed this meal. I was desperate for fish and chips but I am the most indecisive person EVER and somehow ended up with chicken kebab so I spent the whole meal feeling sorry for myself seeing how good everyone else's fish and chips looked. This was a very nice place to eat though and it was in a perfect location right on the seafront in-between all the amusements and activities so you don't have very far to go after having a beach day!

Norfolk has a lovely coastline and from a girl that loves the seaside I will definitely be going again. There is a huge amount of choice whether you want somewhere quiet to take some time out and chill or if you want somewhere with a little more going on and plenty to keep you entertained. I had a great week but unfortunately all breaks have to come to an end and for now its back to full time work life!

Thanks for reading.

Imogen x

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