Karen and Keith
Our aim here at brancasterstaithe.com is to give visitors and holidaymakers some local knowledge of the village
The road to Brancaster beach and car park floods periodically due to high tides and is impassable for motor vehicles.
Enjoy the Beach, Pubs, Seafood, Sailing, Great Walks
Local knowledge about Oysters, Mussels, Samphire
Sites to see here in Brancaster & Staithe
© Mussel Harvesting
Mussel's are only harvested in winter and only months with an R in. The reason for this is that they spown during the summer months. The water on the norfolk coast is among the cleanest in the UK, but once harvested the mussel's are placed in ultra-violet purification tanks.
The fabulous beach in Brancaster. Always plenty of room to pitch a windbreaker in the mostly soft sand. A great place for children to paddle and build sand castles. Very popular with dog owners. A ten minute walk along the beach to the left of the golf club will take you to the spot where the seals bask most days. Just beware that the tide comes in behind you particularly if you are tempted to walk to the wreck.
The amazing beautiful marshes of Brancaster Staithe. If you wish you can walk the coastal path along the marshes from Deepdale to Brancaster. The image above is known as Murray's pond, constructed by local fishermen many years ago to keep the harvested shellfish fresh, although not used for that today as purification tanks are used.
Ben's Oyster farm
Ben's Oyster farm is the largest in Norfolk supplying retail and wholesale outlets in Norfolk and beyond. Started by his father Cyril more than 30 years ago. Oysters are in great demand in restaurants and pubs. Although the sea water in the creeks of Brancaster Staithe is among the cleanest in the UK, the oysters go into the purification tanks before marketing.
If you fancy a cruise around the Island, Branta Cruises are available for bookings. Jon Brown has extensive knowledge of sea birds and thier, habitats, the marshes and the Island.
Home made from an old boat, constructed by fisherman Cyril for trail walkers to rest and observe the beautiful marshes