After a week of illness in the house we made a very wise decision to visit the beach after feeling cooped up in our house.

We feel lucky to live close to the beautiful Norfolk coast and after a mere 30-minute drive we were in Cromer – a favourite spot for us.

After getting to the beach and breathing in the sea air and listening to the waves we started to feel a lot better.

My son and daughter were busy digging in the sand and there were also people enjoying the crisp autumn weather with their dogs or on paddle boards.

I like Cromer all year round but my favourite time to visit any of our county’s beaches is the autumn and winter.

It may not be as warm as the summer but I would take cold conditions and a quieter beach over hot weather and having to battle to find a space on the sand and panicking about losing the children any day of the week.

As long as I am wrapped up warm, I love a coastal walk and it is nice when you can see the expansive landscape of our beaches.

We were lucky to have some bright autumn sunshine on our visit to Cromer and the resort town looked as gorgeous as ever.

It is also important to support our coastal communities all year round because they are the gems of Norfolk.

Luckily, there was a nice atmosphere in Cromer when we visited and it was clear people were loving being beside the seaside.