Norfolk Coast Path

Norfolk Coast Path

A walking holiday through the beautiful scenery of the Norfolk coast from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea.

6 to 11 nights
87 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £720 per person

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About this route

The Norfolk Coast Path starts in the town of Hunstanton and passes along Norfolk’s heritage coast to Hopton-on-Sea. The path encounters cliffs, sand dunes, creeks and golden beaches, following the sea the whole way.

There are lovely settlements to explore along the trail, including seaports, fishing villages and seaside resorts, each boasting their own interesting history and welcoming charm. Wildlife flourishes along the Norfolk coastline, playing host to a wide range of sea creatures and birds. Grey seals can often be seen frolicking around Blakeney Point, a National Nature Reserve dedicated to their conservation.

© Contours Walking Holidays Norfolk Coast Path map
Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea
87 miles (139 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Spotting the abundance of wildlife at national nature reserves such as Holme Dunes and Blakeney Point.

Exploring the beautiful pine forests on the approach to Wells-Next-The-Sea.

Watching the boats in the harbours at Brancaster, Burnham and Cromer.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
NCP1 From Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea(T) 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding£720
NCP2 From Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea(T) 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate / Demanding£960
NCP3 From Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea(T) 9 nights, 8 days walking Moderate£1080
NCP4 From Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea(T) 11 nights, 10 days walking Easy / Moderate£1320

Norfolk Coast Path 6 nights, 5 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Hunstanton where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe(T). 16 miles (25.5km) / 482 ft (147 m) ascent

Day 2

Burnham Overy Staithe(T) to Blakeney. 15 miles (24km) / 315 ft (96 m) ascent

Day 3

Blakeney to Cromer. 16 miles (26km) / 696 ft (212 m) ascent

Day 4

Cromer to Sea Palling(T). 18 miles (29km) / 794 ft (242 m) ascent

Day 5

Sea Palling(T) to Hopton-on-Sea(T). 21.5 miles (34.5km) / 456 ft (139 m) ascent


Depart from Hopton-on-Sea(T) after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£60.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 6 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The popular seaside town of Hunstanton is a good choice for a rest day. There are a range of interesting locations to visit, including Hunstanton Lighthouse and Shipwreck at St Edmund's Point or the splendid Boston Square. From Hunstanton Prom, you can marvel over Hunstanton's famous cliffs, while, if you journey to the outskirts of Hunstanton, you can visit Sandringham Estate, the country retreat of The Queen, or take a boat trip to view Europe's largest colony of seals.

The Victorian town of Cromer is a wonderful place to explore, with a famous pier, a proud tradition of RNLI service and Life Boat Museum, as well as great independent shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. This vibrant atmosphere, alongside fantastic Blue Flag beaches, the tallest church in Norfolk and an attractive seafront, make it a great choice for an extra night.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 87 miles (139 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Maximum daily distance: 21.5 miles (34.5 km)
Code: NCP1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Hunstanton
End of holiday: Hopton-on-Sea(T)

Route Profile

Norfolk Coast Path Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Norwich and London Stansted.

By Rail - The nearest rail station to the start of the trail (Hunstanton) is at King's Lynn (about 16.5 miles away). The closest rail station to the end of the trail (Hopton-on-Sea) is at Great Yarmouth (approximately 7.5 miles away).

By Bus - There is a bus service from King's Lynn to Hunstanton. Buses run from Hopton-on-Sea to Great Yarmouth.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station to King's Lynn. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Hunstanton.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a taxi from Hopton-on-Sea to Great Yarmouth. From here, catch a train to King's Lynn, and then a bus/taxi to Hunstanton.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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Customer reviews from the Norfolk Coast Path

“To the team at Contours Walking Holidays, Thank you very much for your booking service. I enjoyed my walking tour of the Norfolk Coast Path very much. The sun was shining, everyone looked happy! I felt happy too!”
Ms Balga, Germany
“Wonderful tour through very variable coast landscape.”
Mr Eckardstein, Switzerland
“Thank you for arranging an itinerary that worked well for us… and accommodation overall much better than we could have hoped for.”
Mrs Gregg, UK
“Excellent walking, very varied scenery, great B&BS and plenty of refreshment places en route.”
Mr Watts, UK
“Good weather, good beer, good food, good accommodation.”
Mr Baker, Australia
“The walking was excellent and it really was a lovely part of the world. We are both keen bird watchers and the opportunities afforded by the reserves was excellent. We would certainly visit this part of the world again and certainly use Contours again. The organisation was perfect. Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. Luggage transfers and taxi links were spot on.”
Mrs Fuller, UK
“All the accommodation was of a high standard and over the years we have seen this improve. All catered well for a gluten free requirement.”
Mr Welford, UK
“Very pleasant and easy walking. The first half of the walk through interesting villages and fenland.”
Mr Watson, UK
“We very much enjoyed our holiday and appreciated your willingness to tailor the mileage so that we had time to go off the route.”
Miss Morris, UK