As you know I live in the beautiful English county of Norfolk and more exactly in North Norfolk. This is one of the most loved holiday destinations in the United Kingdom. It is cheaper than the glorious beaches in Cornwall and Devon and easier to reach than Scotland or Wales.
There are many seaside places around here and I have often written about Cromer which is probably the most famous around here. However, it is worth checking out the smaller places like Mundesley (this is a German post but you can see from the pictures how Mundesley looks like).
Today I show you a couple of pictures from our walk on Monday between Bacton and Walcott two more seaside places that are much loved. I don’t really understand it because Bacton also houses the Gas Terminal which is huge and can be seen from all around the area. Two major gas lines come in from the North Sea which makes it an important and endangered spot in case of war or a terrorist attack. That is why you always see police around. It is probably one of the safest places in the UK and that might appeal to some holidaymakers ;-).
Walcott beach has the street running along it in direct proximity. On sunny days people park along the seaside and have their picnic or fish ‘n chips from the chippie over the road and enjoy the sea view. It’s rather annoying if you want to drive through Walcott because you always have to wait for to oncoming traffic. That “sitting in or around the car and having a picnic” seems to be a very British thing. You can often see people park their cars in nice locations and then sit there for ages enjoying whatever they might be doing. If you ever come to Sandringham you can see hem even having bbq along the road close to their car. I find that rather strange but each to their own ;-).
The cliffs behind the beaches between Mundesley and Cromer are rather high and prone to erosion. So are the cliffs along Bacton and Walcott, however, they are rather low down and I suspect easier to protect. You have thick concrete blocks between the beach and the cliff and we walked all along it towards Walcott because the tide was in and the sea was rather choppy so I didn’t want to risk anything.
But that’s enough explanation. Here are the photos:
Parts of Bacton and Gas Terminal
Can we go now????
Down by the beach the flood gate is closed
Beach at Cable Gap, Bacton
Path towards Walcott
Typical small street leading from beach towards main street
Can we go this way, mum???
Information about Sandscaping Scheme between Bacton and Walcott
Looking back along the path
The Coastal Path leads along here
The sea at Walcott
Crazy wall at Walcott
No car picnickers at 9am in Walcott 😉
Slideshow of walk between Bacton and Walcott, Norfolk, UK
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Fellow Blogger writing about Bacton and Walcott:
Invisible Works: Coasting – Bacton
Walk and Clamp: Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme 2019