Martham is a lovely rural village in the east of the Norfolk Broads.  It is approximately 18 miles from Norwich and 12 miles from Great Yarmouth. It has a spectacular village green and although once a farming community, boatyards now play a key part in its tourist trade.

The village has with several shops including two small supermarkets, a butcher, Chinese take away, florist, pet supplies, bicycle repairs, and hairdresser. There are two public houses and a comprehensive medical centre

The village has several Georgian houses, a large village green, covering three areas of greensward and two duck ponds. Near St Mary's church Church of England, Ferrygate Lane leads to Martham Ferry, where an unusual floating swing bridge crosses the River Thurne. The bridge leads to Heigham Holmes, an island nature reserve, which can only be accessed by the public on special occasions.[6] About 2 km (1.2 mi) to the north of the village is Martham Broad, a 140 acres (57 ha) nature reserve, which is not navigable by boat.

For information on sail boat hire,  day boat hire and facilities available in Martham, please browse through the listings below and use our map to locate them

Wildlife Boat Trips
Book a one hour trip or private hire and be thrilled and amazed at the beauty of nature in this quiet corner of the Norfolk Broads in the comfort of MV Lady Ann
West Somerton Moorings
West Somerton
Navigating across Marcham Broad, on the River Thurne, the 24 hour free morings are available on the port side of the river . Once tied up The Somerton Lion Public House is a mere five minutes walk fro...
Martham Boats Sailing Cruisers
Martham Sail Boats
Hirers of traditional WOODEN sailing yachts (2-4 berths), motor cruisers (2- 9 berths), half deckers and day launches. Yachts and Cruisers can be hired for week
Cycle Route - Martham
Cycle Route, Martham
An ideal 15 mile ride to explore some of the many interesting churches to be seen in the Broads
Ferry Day Boats
Martham Ferry Boatyard is situated on the River Thurne, close to Potter Heigham, Hickling and Horsey Mere we provide quality and easy to drive day boats and picnic boats.
Cycle Route - Clippesby to Thurne, Fleggburgh, Filby Broad
Clippesby to Filby
A 9.5 mile route around part of the Northern Norfolk Broads from Clippesby through Fleggburgh to Thurne
Martham Broad
Martham Broad, this fabulous National Nature Reserve is one of the best sites in Broadland to see the swallowtail butterfly, as well as an array of birds
Kings Arms
Opposite the duck pond in the centre of the village of Martham
Waterways Holidays
A fabulous selection of boats on the broads with a choice of 10 different base to start from.
Olivers Sail Boats
Looking for a traditional sailing holiday on the Norfolk Broads? Olivers can offer you the perfect break, great sailing with comfort and style