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Grid reference: TF7043
Location: 52°57’36"N, 0°32’24"E
Population: 322  (2001)
Post town: Hunstanton
Postcode: PE36
Dialling code: 01485
Local Government
Council: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
North West Norfolk

Holme-next-the-Sea is a small village on the north coast of Norfolk, some 3 miles northeast of the seaside resort of Hunstanton.

The civil parish has an area of 3.4 sq mile (8.8 km²) and in the 2001 had a population of 322 in 177 households.

Its position on the North Sea coast makes Cley a prime site for migratory birds in autumn. It consequently is home to two adjoining nature reserves, one owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the other by the Norfolk Ornithological Association. A pair of black-winged stilts bred at the Wildlife Trust's Holme Dunes [1] in 1987, is raising three young.[1]

The eastern end of Hunstanton golf links reach to Holme, and public rights of way mean that birders and golfers have learned to co-exist, the golfers twitchy and the twitchers distracted by birdies.

The village is the meeting point of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path which together form a National Trail.

It is the nearest village to the Bronze Age timber circle site of Seahenge.

Village sign

Outside links

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  1. Boyd, Bill (1987) The Black-winged Stilts at Holme Norfolk Naturalists' Trust reserve Twitching Vol 1 No 6 Pages 148-150