Along the North Norfolk coastal road is a tiny little village called Salthouse.
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Cookies, the Crab Shop, may not sound very veggie friendly, but they do make a good salad too. Everyone we spoke to on our campsite was also scheduling in a visit. Nextdoor is a post office and delicatessen, and we picked up a little tin of Salthouse sweets for our family’s Christmas Day hamper.
Just down the road from the crab shack is a bumpy route down through the marshes to the shore. Over a ridge of pebbles, and the vast beach is before you.
The children search for “skimmers” (round, smooth pebbles to skid across the water) and although it may not be the best place for building golden sandcastles, Salthouse is perfect for bird watching and it does provide an exceptional palette for pebble art.
It is a wild, rugged, windswept place. We have been there in every season – to watch the low winter sun setting in early January, or walk barefoot in the waves in late July. A constantly changing scene, though always beautiful.