About Sheringham, North Norfolk

Sheringham is a traditional seaside town, located on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.  Originally a small fishing village, the arrival of the railway in the late 19th Century turned Sheringham into a popular destination.  Over the years it has expanded into a thriving town with a diversity of shops, places to eat and drink, and places to visit.  Harking back to its origins, there are still a few boats bringing in the daily catch.

Sheringham and the local area has a huge range of different places to visit, catering for most tastes.  Here are a few suggestions:

It is home of the North Norfolk Railway (The Poppy Line), which offers a 10.5 mile round trip to Holt by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sheringham Beach has again been awarded Blue Flag  accreditation.  This is a prestigious international award which acts as a guarantee to visitors that the beach, water, facilities and safety standards are of the highest quality.  Sheringham Beach is a fascinating mix of glorious sand at low tide and pebbles at high tide.

Situated in the centre of Sheringham, the Sheringham Little Theatre offers a wide variety of plays, music and films throughout the year.  The Summer Rep season and Christmas panto are always especially popular.

Sheringham Museum tells the story of Sheringham and its people, through beautiful displays packed with interesting things to see, hear and do.  Step inside stunning new galleries and walk among Sheringham’s historic fleet of lifeboats and fishing boats.  The viewing tower offers stunning views over Sheringham and the sea.  The museum includes a visitor centre for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm.

A mile or so inland, situated in Upper Sheringham, lies Sheringham Park.  Run by the National Trust, it consists of landscaped park and gardens, designed by Humphry Repton.  Especially well known for its fabulous displays of rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June and also its mature woodlands.  Gazebo and viewing towers offer fantastic coastal views.  Miles of scenic countryside paths.  Great for bike rides, walking and picnics.

Sheringham Golf Club, set on the cliffs ovelooking Sheringham, in an area of Outstanding Beauty, is a challenging course for all golfers at all times of the year.  The course is one of the most picturesqueue in the region – the view from the 5th tee is one of the most memorable in golf!

For the less serious golfer, Beeston Hills Putting Green is situated directly opposite the entrance to Camberley House!

The Norfolk Coast Path passes our front door, offering beautiful clifftop walks.  A short walk from Camberley House to the top of Beeston ‘Bump’ (the hill overlooking Sheringham from the east) takes only 5-10 minutes and provides spectacular views over Sheringham and to Cromer and Blakeney.

The Sheringham Lifeboat Station is situated at the westen end of the Promenade.  See the current lifeboat ‘The Oddfellows’ – a rigid inflatable Atlantic 85, the launch tractor  and learn about the history of Sheringham’s lifeboats.

The Sheringham Society operates the Fisherman’s Heritage Centre (including the Henry Ramer Upcher lifeboat dating from 1894) and the Peter Coke Shell Gallery (containing fascinating art created from seashells), both of which are located at the top of the fisherman’s slope/Westcliff).

There is a popular twice weekly market in Sheringham on Wednesdays and Saturdays, which attracts many to the town.


Sheringham has many festivals throughout the year, including the following:

Sheringham Carnival provides a week of fun and entertainment, usually during the first week of August; the highlight being the carnival procession through Sheringham.

The North Norfolk Railway 1940s weekend is a hugely popular event, which usually takes place on the 3rd weekend in September, with themed events, entertainment, military vehicles, and an amazing array of 1940s dress, both military and civilian.  Come dressed for the occasion!

The Lobster Potty Festival is a weekend festival of Morris dancing in Sheringham, usually during the first week of July, with sides from across the UK taking part.

The North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival in July also brings many people to Sheringham and the Poppy Line, to sample a fine range of local and regional ales.

The Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival takes place in late May and incorporates Art Trails, Cookery Demonstrations, Classic Car Rally, Live Music etc.