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Naturist Holidays


Broadlands - 2017

Broadlands Naturist Club sits in twenty-five acres of woodland just a few miles south of Norwich. There are 106 permanent pitches that are used by members and plenty of space for tourers with ten amp electrics provided at an additional cost.

The site is well equipped with two shower and lavatory blocks, a laundry room, a sauna, a heated swimming pool and miniten and boules courts. Every day at 1430, members and visitors gather at the boules court to play.

Entry to the site is through an electric gate and visitors are provided with an access card.

There is a resident caretaker who lives with his family in a bungalow near the reception building, and is available in the reception building each day at specified times. He can often be seen driving about the site on his little buggy and is happy to be hailed to answer questions or offer assistance.

From here we visited Norwich, with its two cathedrals - one Roman Catholic and one Anglican - using the park and ride from Harford, about four miles from Broadlands - N52.5886° W1.27416°.  We also visited Blickling Hall, a National Trust property about twelve miles north of Norwich at N52.8105° W1.2271°.

There is a large Tesco not far from the Harford park and ride, N52.5945° E1.2751°, and a small Budgens, N52.5699° E1.3443°, and a One Stop about two miles away from the site in Poringland.

Broadlands is a very attractive site with many paths through the site and into the woodlands. However, it failed to make it into our star category as we didn't like the fact that the showers were at a fixed temperature and were operated by push valves that stayed open for only around twenty seconds. Sometimes we wanted a warmer or cooler shower and on hot days it is always nice to finish with a bit of cold. Also it was the most expensive site - naturist or textile - that we had ever stayed at.

Holkham Beach - 2018

Holkham naturist beach is part of a vast beach on the North Norfolk coast. There is a large car park behind the beach.

Part of Holkham Beach has been popular with naturists for many years. But in July 2013, in response to some inappropriate behaviour, the landowners, Holkham Estate, acting together with The Crown Estate and Norfolk Police, withdrew its official naturist status, and banned naturism. This was actively enforced by Norfolk Police.

Fortunately, by the end of the summer of that year, The Crown Estate had ended the ban on naturism on its part of the beach and Norfolk Police had accepted that naturism is not an offence. In the Summer of 2014, the Holkham Estate relaxed its ban, and agreed to naturism on the beach but not in the sand dunes. There are now signs outlining the naturist area.

There is parking in Lady Ann's Drive, entrance at N52.9603° E0.8149°. To access the naturist area walk from the car park towards the sea. After crossing a small stream, and more or less opposite the new building, take the wide gravel track to the left. Follow this for about half a mile until the start of a wooden walkway on the right, signposted Viewpoint & Beach. If you are a birdwatcher you might like to pause at the bird hide near by. Follow the walkway to the end and then turn left along a well-defined path behind the dunes. After about 300 yards there is a sandy path to the right that goes over the dunes and directly to the naturist area.

On the day that we visited there were five or six other encampments, each with its own windbreak. We soon realised that a windbreak is almost a necessity here as there was a breeze blowing along the beach with nothing to stop it. In spite of that we had an enjoyable time.

Croft Country Club - 2022

We spent a very pleasant ten night stay here in July as part of our tour of the country and were there for the hottest day on record – so far.


The club is surrounded by farmland a few miles outside Downham Market. The short road to the entrance is marked by a signpost and initial access is by means of a push button that sounds a klaxon. The manager shows you to your pitch and then returns a little later to give you a tour of the site on a golf buggy. Visitors are then given the gate code.

The site is well equipped with two swimming pools – one indoor and one outdoor; two shower and lavatory blocks, with additional showers and lavatories near the swimming pools; a petanque court; a sauna; a hot tub; a washing machine and tumble drier; an eighteen hole pitch and putt course; and a large function hall, converted from an old chicken shed, complete with a wooden dance floor and tables and chairs.

The site is divided into three areas, with the one nearest the main entrance used for caravans and motorhomes, some of which are permanently sited. The middle area, which has a separate entrance, has individually owned cabins or chalets and the third area, which shares the second entrance, has mostly permanently sited caravans. There is also a small area for tents. At the very end of the site is a strip of grass that looks out to the west over fields of crops and some spectacular sunsets. We were pleased that we were able to discharge our grey water into the adjacent hedge. It saved a lot of emptying of our waste water container.

The touring sites are all equipped with ten amp hook-ups and there are plans to upgrade this to sixteen amps. There is no wi-fi available, but there is reasonably good mobile coverage so that those with plenty of data can maintain their links to the outside world.

The grounds are well-maintained with flower beds and a small orchard.

As is common at naturist sites there is a ban on photography, but with the manager’s permission we were able to take some photographs of the facilities.

Croft came within a whisker of being one of our star sites.

We liked the site very much, but we didn't like the fixed temperature showers.

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

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