The North Norfolk coast is totally unlike the Cornish coast - unlike the wild seas, steeper beaches and coves, clean sand and rugged cliffs of the south western tip of England, the coast here is softer, gentler, muddier from the silt washed down from rich farmland. I have to admit I love the wildness of Cornwall more but this area has its own charm.
Photographs of Thornham creek and Brancaster Staithe, North Norfolk
There is a short section of cliff at Hunstanton but most of the coast is salt marsh. Inland are low hills that dip down to flat land, fields that were once marsh but have been drained, marsh and dunes.
The cottage I sketched recently on my blog was being thatched with reed from this area - just a little further along the coast at Cley.
The harbours have creeks that thread to the sea through channels - the sea only reachable at high tide.
You may recognise some of these places in sketches and paintings on my sketchbook site and main website