You simply can’t beat a day of paddleboarding while on a Norfolk Broads Holiday! Being out on the water in the sun could be just what you need. There’s no better place to go paddleboarding than on your Norfolk Broads Holiday. To help make your decision of where to go easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 places to paddleboard on the Norfolk Broads. Here are 5 great spots to go paddleboarding and what you can expect to see at each one.
First on the list is we have Beccles. Head for the Beccles Quay Car Park where you can park up and enter the water by the Quay. While exploring the Waveney river from Beccles, in terms of wildlife, expect to see Kingfishers, Marsh harriers, otters and herons.
Next up we have Geldeston where you’ll be setting off from the Geldeston Lock, built in the 1670s. You’ll go past the Locks Inn which is said to have been built in 1560! Among wildlife, you can expect to witness winter gold, thickset fish and otters.
Paddling from the Ellingham Mill is a treat. Records show that there’s been a water mill on the same site at Ellingham since at least 1200. For wildlife, depending on the time of day, you can see coughing owls, water vole in the willows and Teu-hu-u grazing the shallows.
Setting off from Wainford you’ll be rewarded with another mill. This medieval site has records suggesting there has been a mill standing since 1444. Make sure to look out for Bittersweets, a striking violet flower with pale yellow anthers, along the banks of the river.
Bungay Staithe was once the focal point of the town. For those that don’t know, a staithe is an area of land where ships or river craft may tie up and load or unload. Setting off here you can expect to see three mills which have been said to be standing since 1618. Look out for Meadowsweet, an elegant, white, feathery flower with distinctive red stems that was used during medieval times.
Belle Aire Holiday Park in Hemsby Beach is the perfect base for exploring all that Norfolk has to offer. Whether you want to take the dog for a walk up to Winterton Beach or just need a hot drink, croissants and pastries or a deliciously cooked breakfast, Belle Aire Holiday Park is the ideal jumping off point for a quiet break in Norfolk.