In recent years, the village has slowly evolved and changed but in doing so has successfully avoided the modern commercialisation of many seaside resorts retaining its very own natural quaintness.
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Hotel guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi, daytime activities and evening entertainment at the 5* Searles Leisure Resort, our sister company just a few miles down the road in Hunstanton.
Heacham’s John Rolfe was born and baptised in the village in 1585. John Rolfe left England in search of adventure in the New World, and played a major part in ensuring the survival of the first English speaking settlement; Jamestown in Virginia. Rolfe also married the legendary Native American Red Indian Princess “Pocahontas” (Matoaka Rebucka Pocahontas), whose image is featured on the village sign.
The most famous inhabitants were the Rolfe Family, owners of Heacham Hall that burnt down in 1943.
If you're looking for a beach right on your doorstep Heacham Beach Holiday Park in Hunstanton is the perfect location for you. It’s the ideal setting for relaxing family holidays close to Kings Lynn, East Anglia & Lincolnshire. Stroll through the stunning grounds right onto the Hunstanton sand and enjoy the gentle beachside atmosphere.
Heacham-On-Line aims to show you just how wonderful a holiday destination Heacham really is. This site contains vital information for Heacham visitors including information about accommodation, shops, attractions, events, what to do, where to go and current news items.
Free, high-speed internet access is available to all guests and visitors to the golf club, restaurant and bars at Heacham Manor. The fibre optic service has been installed across the grounds serving high speeds of up to 24mb/s in all 45 en-suite bedrooms.
The Church is open weekdays 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm, May to September inclusive, Saturdays or other times by arrangement
The Mulberry Spa Thermal Suite is available to residents and spa guests and can be pre-booked with prices starting from £10 per person per hour.
The village once had its own brick yard but the coming of the railway in 1862 brought in a much cheaper, though poorer, brick. This form of transport opened the door to a positive flood of visitors who came for the sea and to enjoy the beauty of the village and so the village became popular with holidaymakers. Many of these visitors have decided to relocate to Heacham to enjoy their later years.
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In 1932 he established a partnership with a local landowner Francis (“Ginger”) Dusgate to develop the growing and processing of lavender and for the next 60 years or so Norfolk Lavender Ltd was the only significant lavender farm in the UK. It remains England’s premier lavender farm.
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In 1585 John Rolfe was born, who later went off to seek adventure in the New World and ultimately married the legendary native American Red Indian Princess Pocahontas.
Heacham has existed as a settlement since before the Romans. Indeed, evidence has been found here of passing centuries as far back as the stone age.
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When we ask our visitors there's one thing that stands out - the great Norfolk Beaches. We've got some of the very best family friendly, pet friendly, dog friendly beaches in the UK.
For an unforgettable break on the beautiful Norfolk coast, whether you're a bird watcher, beachcomber, or a family of fun-seekers, your planning starts here.
Heacham is home of the Rolfe family, who for generations farmed the land and traded on the shores of the Wash. The Rolfe’s benign influence has helped shaped the village over the centuries. Sadly, Heacham Hall (the family home of the Rolfes) was burnt down in 1943, although the parklands remain and and a new building stands in its stead.
In 1085 the manor of Heacham was given by William de Warenne to a cell of Cluniac monks from the Priory of St Pancras of Lewes to pray for the soul of his late wife Gundreda. After the dissolution, around 1541, the manor passed to Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk.
Heacham’s evolution has not been at the expense of its quaint character and the village remains one of the prettiest in Norfolk.
Norfolk Lavender's tearoom, garden and gift shops have always been great attractions for visitors with a wide choice of freshly cooked cakes and meals, extensive selection of lavenders, herbs, and other perennials (with an emphasis on fragrance) and their own range of fragrant products and much else besides to delight keen shoppers of all ages.
Realising that the great tradition of growing lavender in England was under severe threat, a local nurseryman, Linn Chilvers, made up his mind to keep it alive. This led him into a second career dedicated to growing and breeding lavender.
The Homemead (13) The house that first stood here was built in 1792 and undergone many changes. The long high wall is believed to be from the very early 1700’s. The landowners recently restored the fishing Lake in the grounds which were part of the parklands of Heacham Hall
Heacham started to become popular as a seaside resort with the Victorians due to the opening of the railway between King's Lynn and Hunstanton in the early 1860s. This culminated in the building of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887 to replace an old wooden bridge, using unspent subscriptions from parishioners to the celebrations for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Heacham is still popular today as a seaside resort. Both the North Beach (Jubilee) Road and South Beach Road are lined with caravan parks.
The other popular walking route for our holidaymakers is the Norfolk Coastal Path. A clifftop walk that stretches from Hunstanton to Cromer, over 42 miles of perfect walking path. We highly recommend this route for those looking to venture out from Heacham and Hunstanton. It's safe with many options to stop off taking in plenty of interesting towns and villages.
L’Strange Cottages (12) Now one house was originally several cottages, built from carrstone for some of the families that served the Estate.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the oldest surviving building in the village. It dates from 1230 and is Norman in style. In the cupola on the tower hangs a bell dating from about 1100, making it the oldest in East Anglia, and the seventh oldest in the country. The transepts have been lost as well as 12 feet (3.7 m) from the east end, and the roof has been lowered.
We also have Static caravans for sale at Heacham Beach from £13,374.00*, so you can holiday at your favourite park time and time again!
Retrace your steps to the junction, then cross over to Lynn Road.
By 1936 there were 100 acres under cultivation. Since then the enterprise has expanded significantly, and new varieties have been bred, starting with Royal Purple in 1944. Latterly Princess Blue, Imperial Gem and Sawyers, all very popular garden cultivars, have been introduced, and research into improved oil bearing varieties continues.
One of the key events held at this popular Norfolk attraction, which celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2007, is the annual Lavender Festival which takes place in July.
Enjoy a one night break at Heacham Manor Hotel as we host our first Murder Mystery Night in association with Dreamstone Productions
North Beach has an amusement arcade, a café and a fish bar. There are beach huts for hire. Both beaches have public toilet facilities. South Beach has its own café, which serves meals throughout the year and sells beach goods. The beaches at Heacham are situated on the east banks of The Wash; this means it is one of the few beaches in eastern England where the sun sets over the sea instead of over the land.
The Heacham Declaration Plaque (6) commemorates 1795, when local labourers, farmers and squire called on the King and Parliament to set a fair price for flour. This was a civilised and organised movement, a fledgling trade union, long before the Tollpuddle martyrs, fighting against the real threat of starvation during the Napoleonic Wars and Enclosures acts.
Heacham (52°54′25″N 00°29′24″E / 52.90694°N 0.49000°E / 52.90694; 0.49000) is a town in West Norfolk, England, located beside The Wash, between King's Lynn, 14 miles (23 km) to the south and Hunstanton, about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the north. It has been a seaside resort for a century and a half.
Norfolk Lavender, situated on the outskirts of Heacham, is one of the largest lavender farms in the UK.
We offer a selection of Dog Friendly Family Suites. With many great walks and miles of sandy beaches nearby, dogs are very welcome at Heacham Manor. Please call to reserve your Dog Friendly Suite in advance.View our Dog Policy here.
Heacham is a very old settlement, dating back to the Stone Age.