With stunning stretching beaches, tranquil spots and romping walks, there are so many beautiful places to visit in north Norfolk.

Here are five of the area's best secret spots to enjoy this autumn.

1. Cockthorpe circular walk

Heading off from the marshes at Morston, the 5.5 mile walk tracks its way away from the coast along the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, through woodland adjacent to a babbling river.

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On the way back the route heads through the concrete tracks of the old Langham Airfield.

Looking down towards the coast, Blakeney Point can be seen.

2. Sands Restaurant

North Norfolk's superb seafood is no secret, but there are plenty of hidden gem restaurants, including Sands Restaurant in Wells-next-the-Sea, which sits unassumingly above an amusement arcade.

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With "arguably the best views in North Norfolk", the restaurant has a panoramic vista over the harbour where diners can watch fishing boats come and go.

A full a la carte dinner menu features locally-caught seafood and lunch includes the traditional favourite of battered cod and chips.

3. Thornham beach

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One of north Norfolk's more remote beaches is Thornham, with gentle dunes and sandy shores.

This dog-friendly stretch is accessed by walking half an hour from the village of Thornham.

4. Second World War tanks on the beach

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Titchwell beach was used as a firing range by the Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War.

There are crumbling pillboxes to be seen, and occasionally at low tide, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the remains of two Covenanter tanks.

5. The Shell Museum in Glandford

The Shell Museum in Glandford is the oldest purpose-built museum in Norfolk and houses the finest seashell collection in the UK.

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As well as thousands of exquisite seashells, the museum also contains fossils, birds' eggs, pottery, local archaeological finds and much more.

Glandford Church and the river Glaven, with a picturesque ford, wild ducks and foot bridge, are located close by.

Tiny but perfectly formed, the museum is absolutely charming.