Stiffkey is generally pronounced ‘Stewkey’ and is one of the few coastal villages that that has no tradition as a port, of fishing, nor more recently as a base for yachtsmen. However, it does have a reputation for its cockles and bait-diggers have long used its expanse of seashore beyond the salt marsh. The coast path follows the landward side of internationally recognised extensive salt marshes of great landscape and wildlife interest. There are local facilities at Stiffkey, Marston, Blakeney, Cley-next-the-sea and Weybourne so you won’t go short on pubs along this stretch! Scattered along the coast are relics of gun emplacements and pillboxes reminding us of the fears of invasion from across the channel!