Coastal Life, Holt, Norfolk

By Michael Martin On April 03, 2015 · Add Comment · Coastal Life, Holt, Norfolk

a twitter collaborator, I asked Kathy if she would guest write for Barn and Beach about her Norfolk; below is Kathy’s Norfolk blog;

Opened in April 2014 and owned and run by local photographer Kathy Simms, ‘Coastal Life’ aims to showcase wide range of products from Norfolk.

Here you will find a variety of things to tempt you ranging from books to pottery to baskets and cards as well as a wide range of gift ideas, all handpicked to reflect my passion for the coast and Norfolk, alongside my own photography of the North Norfolk coast and Stephen Mole’s of the Norfolk Broads.

Coastal Life Gallery, Holt. Norfolk
Books, pottery and gift ideas


The gallery also hosts exhibitions by visiting artists as well as book signings by a variety of authors.

Growing up near the coast in Essex I began photographing the county as a form of relaxation and to show the way it can change so quickly. Moving to Norfolk allowed me to expand on this and the gallery seemed a natural progression and enabled me to showcase the pictures.

I also wanted to give people the chance to see and buy the very wide range of crafts and art work made in Norfolk, and have been lucky to find a wide range of items enabling me to do this.

Coastal Lif, North Norfolk, Holt
Coastal Life Gallery
Coastal Life Gallery Holt

Situated in the beautiful Georgian town of Holt in a former bake-house, and three miles from the North Norfolk coast, Coastal Life is the perfect place to find something handmade and unique from our wonderful county of Norfolk.

4 thoughts on “Coastal Life, Holt, Norfolk”

  1. This sounds like a wonderful Gallery to visit. Even better if it’s got Stephens images in it. I’ve got a couple of his around my house and they’re wonderful. I’m not sure I’ve ever been to Holt and will put it on my list of places to visit in Norfolk. Good luck with the Gallery.
    Michael, A great choice for C. Since his name’s mentioned in this post, if you’re after more collaborators have a word with Stephen Mole if he’s not already offered. If he can’t provide a post to help you tell him I’ll be expecting him to complete the whole AtoZ next year as well as coming to visit my open studios… :)

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