I grew up here and I have to say that Mundesley is my favourite place in the world. I have fully accepted that I will one day move away from the bright lights of Norwich to bask in the seaside glow of this lovely place.
If you find yourself staying in Mundesley then there are loads of high quality bed and breakfasts to stay in. Try The Grange or The Durdans if you are looking for a little bit of luxury. And we can’t forget the hotels. Try the Manor or the Royal.
As for things to do there’s a lot on offer. You could go to the beach. Down the slope there is the Mundesley beach cafe, shop and even toilets. And the good news is that dogs aren’t allowed on the main beach front in the summer months. You’ll also find life guards on hand to make you feel safe.
It’s a lovely sandy beach, with high cliffs (great for climbing up, but be careful). When the sea is right out then rock pools form, once they’ve been warmed by the sun they make for great paddling.
If you don’t happen to visit Mundesley in the summer the beach is still well worth a visit, it might be cold and windy with no phone signal but it is still beautiful. A great place to take the dog for a run or to sit and relax.
Along the sea front there is Mundesley’s amusement arcade with dinosaur-themed crazy golf. There’s also a souvenir shop and burger bar. A short walk from the seafront is the park with a huge grassy expanse where carboots take place on a Wednesday morning (from the end of May – early Sept) and a play area for the kids.
There are also goal posts set up in case your fancy a bit of football.
If you fancy a drink check out The Haig, a members club (but you can get holiday memberships for a few pounds) with entertainment, juke box, snooker and pool. Or the Royal. for that real old pub feel. Snuggle up by the open fire in the winter and take a look at where Nelson liked to stay. If you are around on a Wednesday evening or a Sunday then try the Royal’s carvery.
There’s also The Ship pub, right on the seafront with a grassy beer garden, which overlooks the sea.
In the village centre you can find all sorts of shops and places to eat. For a fantastic burger or some fish and chips go to the Fish ‘n’ Fry (lovingly called ‘Frank’s’ by the locals, after the owner.) If you want to concoct your own feast pop to Country Pickings for all your fruit, veg and locally sourced beverages. Then go a little way down the road to Mundesley butchers.
If you fancy a spot of shopping take a look at Jupe and Decorum, women and menswear respectively. Both are very fashionable for Mundesley and I could certainly spend a fortune in Jupe and I’m sure I would if my visits to Mundesley weren’t usually on a Sunday when its closed.
For the addresses and telephone numbers of all these shops visit Mundesley.org.
I will, over the coming weeks, be delving more into the wonders of this little village. It’s a great tourist spot with so much to offer. I’ve barely even skimmed the surface of what there is to do.