With part of the village in the Broads national park, South Walsham is a popular tourist destination for visitors by road and by boat. The village has good moorings and a boatyard with fuel and pump-out facilities. There are holiday cottages available to let in the village and a network of pretty broadland and country walks.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, one of Norfolk’s major tourist attractions is in South Walsham as is Upton Fen, an important broadland nature reserve.
There are two pubs, The Ship, a gastro pub and restaurant (www.theshipsouthwalsham.co.uk/), and the King's Arms which has a Chinese/Thai restaurant (eat in and takeaway).
The village post office /store has a range of food and drink and is open daily (closed Wednesday and Sunday afternoons).
Pictured right is the first windmill to be built in Norfolk for over 100 years, and it is still under construction in South Walsham