If you’re bored of the Costa del Sol and fed up with the Med, a trip to the Norfolk Broads could be just what the doctor ordered. Boating holidays in Norfolk offer you the perfect chance to see a little more of the UK’s spectacular countryside, relax with friends and family and enjoy some peace and quiet. If all that isn’t enough to get you excited, here are ten more reasons why boating holidays in Norfolk are the perfect choice for your 2018 getaway.
1. Fantastic choice of routes
The Norfolk Broads are home to a number of beautiful waterways, giving you a fantastic selection of routes to choose from. What’s more, with no locks to navigate, there’s nothing to hold you back from exploring the entire area. View and download our Norfolk Broads map.
2. Breath taking scenery
Watching the picturesque Norfolk landscape roll past from the deck of a boat is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And with woodland, fields, rivers and estuaries to explore, the view won’t stay the same for long.
3. Waterside pubs
There are few things better than pulling up at a waterside pub for a well-earned drink. Most of the pubs in the area offer moorings and many serve local ales and regional dishes. Click here to see our selection of the best pubs on the Broads
4. Historic sites
The Norfolk Broads has long been an important area for commerce and agriculture. As a result, the region is dotted with important historic sites like Burgh Castle, Caister Castle and St Benet’s Abbey.
5. Great weather
Did you know that Norfolk has its very own microclimate? This means that, while much of the rest of the UK is battling rain, fog or cold temperatures, conditions are warm and sunny over in the East.
When you hire a boat on the Norfolk Broads, it’s up to you where you go and what you do. This gives you an opportunity for adventure and provides a real sense of fun and freedom. Take a look at our recommendations of places to visit around the Norfolk Broads
There are a number of beautiful beaches within a stone’s throw of the Norfolk Broads. Once you’ve explored the waterways in the protected area, grab your bucket and spade and head for the coast.
8. Spending time with family and friends
Some of the boats that sail the Norfolk Broads are able to accommodate up to 12 people. This gives you the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest.
9. Romantic escape
Alternatively, if you’re looking for the perfect present for your other half, you can book a boat for two and plan a romantic escape to the Norfolk Broads.
10. Car-free holiday
One of the best things about a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads is that you can leave the car behind and enjoy a little old-fashioned tranquillity. Thanks to the pubs, shops and cafes that dot the waterways, you’ll be able to stay fed and watered for the duration of your trip, all without setting foot in a car.
To find out more about boating holidays on the Broads, or to book your trip, take a look around our site today.