Locals say it's a charming seaside “paradise” with a thriving high street, picturesque promenade and a traditional sense of community.

That’s why Sheringham has been named one of the best places to live in the UK in the Sunday Times’ prestigious annual guide for the East of England.

And locals have spoken fondly of the town's location by the sea, coastal walks and variety of independent shops, cafes and pubs.

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Tracey Grimes, who moved to Sheringham from Norwich eight years ago, said the town "has a bit of everything”.

“It’s a friendly place to live with friendly people,” she said.

“I love it here. There’s a real sense of community.

“It’s nice to live near the sea - which I can hear from my house in Beeston Road - and it's great for dog walking.

“There are a lot of places to walk in the town and plenty of countryside nearby as well.”

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Laura Thomas, a carer at Sheringham’s Sun Court Nursing Home, and resident Flo French, both said the town is “wonderful”.

"This place is paradise,” Mrs French said.

“It’s a lovely place which people are proud of, which is how it should be.

“I’m so blessed to live here.”

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Joe and Beryl Goldsmith said the ease of parking is one of the reasons why so many people visit the town. 

“It’s a beautiful, pretty little town," Mrs Goldsmith said.

“There’s plenty of parking and on street parking which brings the visitors in.

Mr Goldsmith added: "It gives you another fiver to spend in the shops.”

Alan and Gillian Tibbs said moving to Sheringham was the "best decision we ever made".

"It’s peaceful and safe, they said.

"You feel like you’ve gone back in time."

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John and Elizabeth Newey said: “We like to walk by the sea on the promenade and along the coastal paths.

“There's a great selection of shops and pubs. 

"We're not so keen on the amusement arcades, though. They're unnecessary - horrible and loud all the time. 

"But there aren’t many. We've spotted two - but that’s two too many."

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Jillian Sellica said although she likes living in the town, the rising cost to buy and rent properties and the lack of jobs is driving youngsters away from the town. 

"It’s nice if you’re older or if you've got young children, but I think for teenagers and people up to retirement age it’s hard going because the properties are expensive and there's not a lot of jobs going.

"I bought my house for £48,000 40 years ago - it's now worth almost £500,000. The price of homes here have gone up phenomenally.

"Young people are leaving." 

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Christopher Beard said: "It’s as nice as any place I’ve been to.

"It’s a bit dull in the winter when everything’s shut, but it's busy in the summer. It’s nice this time of year though. 

"There’s lots of heritage. I like to visit the churches - there’s so many here which are beautiful."