Mundesley grew rapidly as a holiday destination when the Victorians started to arrive by train and to take in the fresh sea air. The railway has long gone but we still have the fantastic sea air which comes in from the North Sea.
Mundesley is great for all ages and has one of the best beaches in Norfolk, there are a few shops, pubs and tea rooms and it also boasts the smallest museum in the country. The maritime museum is situated at the top of the cliff and is easily accessible. Look for the memorial adjacent to the museum for the men who were killed clearing World War Two’s landmines from Norfolk’s cliffs and beaches. The memorial honours the 26 Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal personnel who lost their lives. The mines were put on the beaches in 1939 and 1940 to stop the threat of a German invasion. The memorial is 10ft high, 500kg German bomb casing with a granite base. The museum houses may old photographs charting the history of the Norfolk coast.
From Mundesley you can walk along the coast to Happisburgh which is approx. 13 miles or you can do the circular walk, which goes inland to Trunch and Gimmingham and is 6 miles.