Sitting right on South Beach, Heacham is Brincliffe Beach House. On entering the house, we were pleasantly surprised by how homely it appeared. We were welcomed with Tea, Coffee, Bread, Cake, Biscuits, a bottle of wine in the fridge, a bag of dog biscuits for our French Bulldog Polly and a huge bowl of fresh water waiting for her. I just love places where they welcome your dog along as much as they welcome you.
The house has three bedrooms. One with a double bed and two with singles. The double bed is slightly on the small side, lucky enough there were three of us so we all took a bedroom each. The house has everything you need, even providing a BBQ and different size dog crates stored in the Garage. It has an enclosed garden which backs right on to the sand dunes. The garden was brilliant for Polly as she could come in and out when she pleased. She loved the garden and we would often find her sprawled out relaxing with not a care in the world.
Go out the garden gate and the path leads up and over the sand dune onto South Beach. I love this beach. Whatever time of day you venture up, you will see dog walkers along the beach, although you would be lucky to see more than 6 people at one time. It is so peaceful, and you can walk for miles. It is a pebble beach, which is heaven to Polly, much to our dismay she loves to carry stones.
The tide goes out about three quarters of a mile, at that time of day we took Polly out and walked right out to meet the sea. She was in her element, running on the wet sand, through shallow puddles of water. I can honestly say I have never seen her enjoy herself so much.
The sunsets at South Beach are amazing, I became slightly addicted to taking photos of them. There is nothing better than a peaceful evening walk with the sun setting.
As well as the beach there is another walk right next to the cottage, this is a river walk. Some evenings we walked right along the beach, over the sand dune back along the river and back to the beach house for a drink before bed.
Staying at Brincliffe you could easily stay in the house for the week and enjoy the local walks, but we did venture out. We took a trip to Sandringham and went on a lovely walk through their grounds, we visited wells next the sea where there are lots of dog friendly shops and cafes. Had a lovely meal at the Feathers Hotel Pub in Dersingham, dog friendly of course. Holkham Hall has beautiful grounds and dogs are welcome. We took a pleasant walk around the grounds and even stopped for a cream tea.
So many excellent dog friendly places around Norfolk to visit, Brincliffe beach house is a must.