The Local Area
The White Horse is located in the small and ever growing village of Overstrand situated on the North Norfolk coast. This is a popular destination for many holiday makers, individuals looking to lead a quieter life and families on a summer break.
Deep History Coast
The North Norfolk Coast is home to some of the first evidence of humans in Britain. Five miles up the coast from The White Horse in the small village of West Runton the United Kingdom’s biggest mammoth skeleton remains were discovered and twelve miles down the coast a 500,000 year old flint handaxe in quaint and historic Happisburgh (pronounced hayz·buh·ruh).
The Deep History Coast Discovery Trail covers 36kms of the North Norfolk coast, passing through Overstrand a mere 500 yards from the The White Horse, where an information discovery point can be found (see picture).
The coastal path from the village of Overstrand into Cromer is an idillic way of travelling between the two popular locations. The path begins in Overstrand from the beach carpark and leads a 2 mile route along the cliffs, crossing the Royal Cromer Golf course and ending with a view of the historic Cromer Pier and sandy beach.
If looking for a more scenic route you can head 5 miles east down the coast and walk to the small village of Mundesley, with its popular mini golf course, seaside stores and ice cream shops.
Cromer is a popular coastal town, perched on the edge of North Norfolk. The town is famous for its local crabs, traditional pier complete with theatre and it’s blue flag beaches. The White Horse is just a short two mile drive, bus journey or walk from the busy coastal town.
In cromer you will find a range of independent and chain, cafes, stores, restaurants and delis. For rainy day entertainment Cromer has a small cinema, featuring new release films, a theatre showing the popular Cromer Pier Show and traditional seaside amusement arcades where you can entertain your children or relive your own childhood.