Be aware. If you are thinking of coming to Brancaster beach, the area and road to the beach have been gridlocked every day recently, and the beach car park is full quite early in the day. Parking elsewhere is very limited.
The good thing is some local people have secured extra parking space in Brancaster for August weekends. There will be volunteered to assist with directing traffic.
Our aim here at brancasterstaithe.com is to give visitors and holidaymakers the benifits of local knowledge about the village, and what to see and do in this vibrante community, and the available amenities here.
Lots of room on Brancaster's famous spacious beach
About Brancaster Oyster farm, Mussels and Samphire
Three great award winning pub/restaraunts
Shops, Supermarket and Garage at Deepdale
Barrow common overlooks the village and Beautiful marshes
Sites to see here in Brancaster & Staithe
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
Mussel's are only harvested in winter and only months with an R in. The reason for this is that they spawn 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. To purchase mussels or oysters contact Brancaster oysters for deliveries.
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.
Home made from an old boat, kindly constructed by fisherman Cyril for trail walkers to rest and observe the beautiful marshes
Enjoy a cruise around the Island with Jon at Branta Cruises.
Jon Brown has extensive knowledge of sea birds, their habitats, and the marshes.