A MESSAGE FROM HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA
PARISH COUNCIL: COVID-19 UPDATE

The Parish Council would like to thank all residents and visitors who have supported efforts to control the spread of coronavirus during recent months. Easing of lockdown restrictions mean that visitor attractions have been able to re-open with some restrictions. The National Nature Reserve, including the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Holme Bird Observatory / Norfolk Ornithologists Association (NOA) are now open. Please check these organisation’s websites for latest information. Whilst there is some easing of the lockdown rules, the Parish Council’s priority is to continue to help ensure that Holme-next-the-Sea is as safe as possible for both residents and visitors and to make people aware that coronavirus is still with us and poses a risk.

We support the Borough Council’s message to ‘protect ourselves, protect others.’


Please play your part in keeping our community safe.
With thanks from Holme-next-the-Sea Parish Council.



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Aerial view of Holme-next-the-Sea - photo © Ben George at www.bengeorgephotography.co.uk
Photo by Ben George at www.bengeorgephotography.co.uk

The pretty little village of Holme-next-the-Sea is located within the North Norfolk Heritage Coast and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The larger town of Hunstanton is nearby about 3 miles to the south-west.

Cottage in Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster


Many of the houses in the village feature two of the local stone types - Clunch, a hard form of white chalk and Carr stone an attractive, rust-coloured sandstone. These materials are frequently combined with brick, flint and cobbles resulting in the variety of individual patterns featured in this part of the county.







The dunes and Marram grass, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo 
		Tony Foster Much of the land here is very flat and only a few metres above sea level. To the south of the village agriculture is evident everywhere with fields of cereal crops, vegetables and sugar beet. To the north, in the relatively thin strip of land between the village and the sea, are to be found large areas of salt marsh much used by birds for feeding and breeding. There are a number of protected nature reserves nearby - one with a bird observatory and ringing station.



The beach, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

This part of Norfolk is very popular with tourists and attracts visitors throughout the year. During the summer months the large beaches appeal to families, especially those with children, and at other times, notably during the spring and autumn migration periods, bird-watchers are always present.





Horses in Westgate, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster





The village is very popular with horses - and their riders!







An added attraction in this part of Norfolk is that we often see the most wonderful sunsets - and sunrises!. No two are ever exactly the same and one can never tire of brilliantly coloured big skies at the end of the day.

Sunset, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

Sunset at Holme-next-the-Sea - photo by Tony Foster

Sunrise, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Mark Darowski

Sunrise at Holme-next-the-Sea - photo by Mark Darowski

...and just look at this stunning photo of the Northern Lights seen from the village. It doesn't happen often but Ben Green was there to capture it!

Northern Lights at Holme-next-the-Sea - photo © Ben Green Photography

Photo by Ben Green Photography at www.facebook.com/BenGreenPhotography

Holme-next-the-Sea beach looking towards the lighthouse at Hunstanton

Holme-next-the-Sea beach looking towards Hunstanton lighthouse - photo by Tony Foster

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Last updated: 21/07/2020
Seahenge updated with new links for more information.
Parish Council Accounts and Audit - new documents published.
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting, June, 2020 added.
Accommodation page updated.