NORTH NORFOLK'S ATTRACTIONS ARE CLOSE AT HAND Heacham is an ideal base for discovering the joys of Norfolk. This area marks the beginning of miles of beaches backed by dunes, salt marshes and pine forests; this famous area of outstanding natural beauty is the North Norfolk Coast. The area attracts bird and wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world.The RSPB Nature Reserves at Snettisham and Titchwell Marsh are only a short drive away. These along with Holme Dunes and Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve make this area a must for wild life enthusiasts. Thornham and the pretty coastal villages found along the coast between Hunstanton and Cromer can also be accessed by the Coastliner bus service. Away from the coast this beautiful area of Norfolk is studded with unspoilt villages and market towns such as, Burnham Market, Holt and King's Lynn.Only six miles from Heacham is the Royal Family's country retreat of Sandringham. There are many other stately homes to visit including nearby Holkham Hall and Houghton Hall.If you happen to be in Heacham on a clear evening, then you should endeavour to see one of Heacham's magnificent sunsets. Heacham and Hunstanton are the only two East Coast locations where the sun sets over the sea! Caley Mill, the headquarters of Norfolk Lavender, was originally a water mill for grinding corn. Now set in its garden of lavender, roses and herbs, it has become a distinctive Norfolk landmark.The excellent links golf courses at Hunstanton and Royal West Norfolk are close by. Tee times can be arranged.Sailing and other watersports such as kite and wind surfing are a popular pastime in this area. Hunstanton has its own kite surfing school and along with the Sailing Club offers visitors the chance to take part in a wide variety of water sports. The Sailing club and school can be found on Hunstanton's promenade. Trips to Seal Island and other maritime excursions are available along the coast.If you enjoy walking, the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path starts in Suffolk at Kettishal Heath Country Park and follows the route of a Roman road to Holme-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast. At Holme the Peddars Way meets the Norfolk Coast Path as it runs from Hunstanton to Cromer. Holme is famous for the site of 'Sea Henge', a 4,500-year-old Bronze Age tree circle discovered on beach.