Mundesley is situated just 7 miles south east of Cromer along the B1159 coast road. An entry in the Domesday Book records the village as Muleslai with the main land owner being a William de Warenne. There are several holiday parks and hotels in and around Mundesley and it is a popular holiday destination.
The cleanliness of the beach has been rewarded by its 2009 Blue Flag status. A new lifeboat station is crewed and operated by volunteers as is the Coastwatch station with its small museum on the main seafront gardens. Visitors are allowed to see the small lookout room and chat with the operators who are all volunteers.
The long sandy beaches here are typical of the quality of the beaches on this coastline and whilst fishing would have been the main source of income in the past, this has undoubtedly been replaced by tourism. Fishing still takes place here with boats being launched from the beach.
The village has a few restaurants, pubs and tea rooms as well as a very good tourist information office with exceptionally friendly staff. South of Mundesley at Paston, and most definitely worth a visit, is the Stow Mill Windmill now restored and open to visitors.
Unspoiled and set in beautiful countryside with miles of sandy beach, this is a good place to stay and an ideal central location if you are visiting the North Norfolk Coast.