When my wife suggested that we go to Norfolk in a caravan for a week I was somewhat skeptical due to past experiences. - not to mention two mothers fighting tooth and nail in a ball pond over what one child of 3 had done to another??? so, you can imagine my worries. Also the drive from Bedfordshire to Yarmouth has always been a complete nightmare of poor roads, road works, delays, accidents etc etc - so I was not expecting anything good at this stage.
The morning of departure arrived, packed car and we were off by midday. The roads were superb, dual carriageways clear (with some traffic on the A14) but generally flowing and no delays. Brilliant.
The we arrive at the Haven Caravan park at Hopton. Wonderfully happy staff, well turned out and a pleasure to meet. We get the keys and proceed all of 100 yds to the cravan. The cleaners were still working - at least they were cleaning it I thought as the last time we were in a caravan I don't think it had ever seen a cleaner and the owners obviously smoked a pipe in bed from the stench of the mattress.
So, in we went and to my surprise a spotless caravan with ensuite and very spacious accommodation.
Well done Haven.
We took a trip round the site and the beach was adjacent to the park with steps and a ramp (only drawback on the ramp to the beach was that it ended about 10 ft from the beach with about 7 steps!!! not wheelchair friendly.
New beaches with lovely sand and new rocks imported from Denmark apparently to protect the beach and cliffs.
Return drive home again without delay and easy, nice dual carriageways.
I say you Have to try Hopton.
(the Pavilion theatre at Gorleston is a must - step back in time to real theatre.
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