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Situated on the North Norfolk coast, Happisburgh offers a great range of photographic opportunities. This small village faces a constant battle with the might of the North Sea, many houses have already been lost to coastal erosion and many more face a smiler fate. Whilst obviously deeply distressing to the local residents, its this unstable coastline which makes this such a good location. 

There are a wide range of coastal defences, many old and sea worn, offering some great opportunities for dramatic crashing waves or milky long exposures. Due to the fragile nature of the cliffs, both these and beach can change dramatically from one week to the next, so it's well worth repeat visits.

In addition to the dramatic coastline, Happisburgh also boasts a classic picture-postcard lighthouse, perched on the clifftops in vibrant red and white stripes, a 15th Century Church with tower, and a typical range of Norfolk flint cottages.

The sun rises over the sea, so early morning is a great time to shoot on the beach, and the sun lights up the lighthouse from the landward side towards sunset, but the famed East Anglian skies can make it a great location at any time of day if a storm rolls in from the sea.

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Beach Road
HappisburghNorfolk NR12 0PP
United Kingdom

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macuser's picture

Wow, some fantastic images there. Great location and wonderful detailed description, thank you for taking the time to share.