While Norfolk is a county where the pace of life is often regarded as somewhat slower than the frenetic tempo of city living, there are many opportunities to get a real adrenaline rush.
In recent years the coastline of Norfolk has attracted a diverse range of water sports enthusiasts.
And with so many miles of wonderful coastline, there is room for a range of sports from the more sedate pace of sailing a dinghy or canoeing through to something more energetic such as water skiing.
With a good selection of North Norfolk hotels, there is a wide choice of accommodation that will suit all tastes and budgets and Norfolk Restaurants in the area have a great reputation for high quality, fresh seasonal food so no-one will ever go hungry after an energetic day on the waves.
For sailing, Brancaster Staithe or the quays at Blakeney or Morston are among the more popular locations, And there are many places to stock up with important provisions or replace or repair equipment.
Inevitably, there are some good Norfolk pubs nearby for a sociable drink afterward to discuss the day’s activities and to grab a bite to eat, as well as sit and plan the course for the following day.
There are also parts of the Norfolk coastline that are dedicated to activities such as jet skis and wind surfing and there is a growing water skiing fraternity with regular events and competitions.
Kite-surfing is also an activity that you can watch or even have a go at with Hunstanton gaining a growing reputation as a kite surfing centre and there are regular competitions attracting some of the country’s top kite surfers.
This part of the coastline also has a number of attractive Norfolk boutique hotels with stylish rooms and a character and individuality that will make a say particularly memorable.
However, the coastline of Norfolk is definitely somewhere with room for everyone and their activities, whether that is sailing or a form of motorised sport through to swimming, fishing from the beach or taking a leisurely stroll along some of the more remote stretches of sand and pebbles.
Kerry Miller is a keen traveller who has enjoyed staying in some of the finest North Norfolk hotels, while eating in some excellent Norfolk Restaurants