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Notice: On Thursday 5th December, the Norfolk coast was hit by a severe tidal surge, which resulted in extensive flooding. If you're visiting the Norfolk coast, please take care, some footpaths and coastal areas are still impassable and a clean up operation is ongoing for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately due to the tidal flooding a number of visitor facilities including buildings and structures have been badly damaged. The Lifeboat House and toilet facilities on Blakeney Point are closed to all visitors until April 2014 during the refurbishment work. One of the main bridges from Morston Quay to Morston marshes and leading to some moorings has been swept away. We are in the process of appointing a contractor to replace the two main bridges and work is due to commence in mid March. Ferry boat operators are running as normal from Morston Quay.
Extensive area of saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh
Wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the natural and dynamic coastline make for an inspiring visit to Blakeney, at any time of the year.
The moving tides, covering pristine saltmarsh or exposing the harbour, combined with the varying light of Norfolk's big skies, create an ever-changing scene.
Blakeney Point, within Blakeney National Nature Reserve, is a four-mile-long sand and shingle spit. Sand dunes have formed over hundreds of years on the shingle ridge and form a rare habitat valuable for unusual plants, inscects, birds and seals.
The surrounding landscape of saltmarsh, mudflats and fresh watermarsh shape the rest of the National Nature Reserve. These differeing habitats host thier own diverse range of special wildlife. The saltmarsh, mudflats, sand dunes and shingle ridge are all in a constant state of flux, adapting to the forces of nature shaping this ever changing coastline.
Access to the western end of Blakeney point is restricted from April to mid August to help protect the ground nesting birds and from November to mid January during the grey seal pupping season.
The best way to see the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to enjoy a ferry a trip, departing from Morston Quay, some trips offer the chance to land on Blakeney Point and visit the Lifeboat House.
Please note: nearest toilets are at Morston Quay and Blakeney Quay (not National Trust).
Our Holiday Cottage
Why not stay right on the edge of Blakeney National Nature Reserve? Just a short distance of the coastal path, amazing panoramic seascapes, big blue skies and Blakeney Point in the distance, you won't want to leave!
Blakeney Lodge (Sleeps 3)
This simple lodge is positioned on the fringe of Blakeney National Nature Reserve and offers a unique opportunity to experience the wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of this natural and dynamic coastline.
Blakeney's picturesque quay and narrow backstreets, bordered by traditional flint cottages, provide the village with shops, galleries and a wide range of places to eat, all within just a few minutes walk.