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Go Camping UK at Overstrand, Beach Close, Overstrand, Cromer, Norfolk
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Go Camping UK at Overstrand, Beach Close, Overstrand, Cromer, NorfolkSmall but perfectly located, this campsite sits atop the Norfolk cliffs with lovely views across the sea and miles of sandy beach stretching out below. Run by Go Camping UK, it's comprised of 10 'ready' tents in a line along the back of the site; and the rest of the small, flat field provides 45 unmarked pitches just for tents - not even campervans can sneak in.

Two miles along the coast from the seaside town of Cromer, which you can reach either by walking along the beach or the cliff-top path, the campsite forms a temporary summer extension to the pretty village of Overstrand. With a good pub, a well-stocked shop and post office, a cafe, and a children's playground next door to the site, the village meets all a camper's needs, and more besides. And while kids scramble down the cliffs to the beach from the path running along the front of the site, adults can reach it by the more sedate routes leading from the adjacent car park.

Denise and her family run the site and camp alongside you in one of their ready tents; rustling up cooked breakfasts, toasted sandwiches, and pub-type food in the evenings from the onsite Cabin Cafe.

Go Camping UK at Overstrand, Beach Close, Overstrand, Cromer, Norfolk


COOL FACTOR For location', this one's hard to beat.

WHO'S IN? Tents, dogs, groups - yes. Vanners - no.

ON SITE Hot showers, toilets, and basins in one block; washing-up sinks and a washing machine (£3) in another. The cafe has an indoor games area with table tennis and table football, a freezer for cold packs, and an electricity supply for charging phones. No campfires. OFF SITE The North Norfolk Coast Path (or Peddars Way) runs along the front of the site and a 40-minute walk along this takes you into the seaside town of Cromer. The National Trust's Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park are also nearby.

FOOD AND DRINK The White Horse (01263 579237), on Overstrand's High Street, dishes upThornham oysters, Morston cockles, and other locally sourced fare.

GETTING THERE Take the A140 towards Cromer and, just before you reach the town, turn right at a roundabout (signposted Overstrand). Continue into Overstrand, then follow signs to the long-stay car park; the site is just past this.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Take the train to Cromer then a taxi.

OPEN August only, www.goodintents-uk.co.uk members (£5 fee) can camp at special rates in late July and early September.

THE DAMAGE Pitch £8 per night, plus adult £3, child/dog £2. Ready tent (sleeps 5) from £206 for a weekend (3 nights).



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