Burnham Deepdale

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Norfolk Coast Path Dog friendly

Season: summer

Excellent visibility was the order of the day at Burnham Deepdale for this summer re-visit.  Walking along the sea wall towards Scolt Head Island, I saw a couple of egrets and a redshank.  The sounds of nature resonated and there was a clear view across the salt marsh towards the sea.  This is a birder’s paradise and the walk also leads to the wonderfiul beaches at Holkham and Wells-Next-The-Sea.  Highly recommended, in any weather.

Summer visit photo gallery


Differing perspectives on the beach from John and Steve.


A fine sight at Burnham Deepdale.

Season: winter

It was an afternoon scene for this winter re-visit, a pale sun shedding some light through the intense, stormy sky over Burnham Deepdale.  Although the tide was out and the sea felt miles away, the fragile scale of the sea wall gave this setting a frontier feel.  The greys, browns, blacks and blues of the land melded into the sky, so the environment seemed to me almost spherical, as if standing on a thin ribbon of land in the middle of it all.  Highly recommended.

Winter visit photo gallery


Anne and Martin’s place in this environment.


A winter afternoon, on the sea wall at Burnham Deepdale.

Season: autumn

Burnham Deepdale is a tranquil and remote part of the Burnhams.  Located next to the village of Brancaster, it sits among the creeks and marshes inside Brancaster Harbour.  The sea wall stretches a mile inland to accommodate the tide, with salt marshes to one side and fresh water meadows to the other, an outstanding vista.  This is a fascinating area, steeped in history, with Nelson’s birthplace, Burnham Thorpe nearby, along with the Holkham Estate.

Autumn visit photo gallery


David enjoys the sights, sounds, space and serenity of Burnham Deepdale.


A split scene, looking from the sea wall at salt marshes and cereal crops.

Season: summer

A warm, stiff breeze added atmosphere to a walk along the thin raised bank that is the sea wall here at Burnham Deepdale.  With tidal salt marsh to one side and cereal crops to the other, here was an elemental dynamic that highlighted the fragile nature of our constructs.  The flat land enhanced the scale of the sky and the low tide showcased birds on the mudflats, a fine sight.

Summer visit photo gallery


What this environment means to Celia and Jane.


At the start of the sea wall at Burnham Deepdale.

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