Wells is a small coastal town, which is about 6 miles from Morston. It has a market every Sunday during the summer. It has its own Lifeboat Station, which is open to the public. It has many quaint seaside shops and a lovely beach and quay. There is only one bank in Wells, which is Barclays. In the beginning of August there is a large carnival with a fair.
Holt is a small Georgian town about 7 miles from Morston. It has all major banks and a large Budgens supermarket. Holt is well known for Bakers and Larners, which is a large department store that has been in Holt for over 100 years. There are many quaint little shops selling everything from surfing equipment to knitting patterns, which can be found down narrow winding alleys. It’s well worth a visit if only for a wander. During Christmas the main street is lit by millions of lights and all the money raised by the display goes to charity. The display will amaze young and old alike.
Fakenham is a market town, about 12 miles from Morston. Larger than Holt, it holds a market every Thursday. The town has all major banks and has recently has its old cinema restored and re-opened. The town has had much much done to make it more pleasant and pedestrian friendly. There are most shops that you would expect from travel agents to hardware stores. In the town itself is a large Tesco and on the outskirts there is a large Morrisons supermarket with a petrol station.
Sheringham is an interesting coastal town with its main market on a Saturday. It lies about 10 miles from Morston along the A149 coast road. It is famous for its steam railway, which runs from Sheringham to Weybourne then onto Holt and also for it’s Little Theatre. Sheringham’s main street runs from the car park (market place) down to the sea front. The steam railway is next to the car park, opposite the entrance to the Anglia railway station which runs to Cromer then Norwich. It has most major banks but no supermarket.
Cromer is larger than Sheringham and has most major banks and supermarkets. Cromer is about 14 miles from Morston on the A149. Cromer has a large cinema but the main attraction is the Pier and Promenade with regular shows in the summer. Cromer hosts an annual carnival every August with an interesting array of decorated floats. There is an outdoor Karting Circuit as well as plenty of other activities, like golf, boating and children's rides to keep everyone entertained.
This fine Georgian village is located 13 miles from Morston, close to the sandy beach at Holkham. It hosts an excellent selection of quality shops plus Nature reserves at Titchwell, Holme and Cley. Activities such as sailing can be enjoyed at Brancaster, Blakeney and Burnham Overy Staithe, and you can enjoy the delightful walks along the coastal paths and Peddars Way.