Vast expanses of salt marshes

Stiffkey salt marsh from the air © Mike Page

Stiffkey salt marsh from the air

Stiffkey has huge horizons and a vast open expanse of salt marshes with twisting creeks and muddy basins that is subject to daily tidal flooding.

The salt marshes create a perfect habitat for a wide range of birdlife, mainly waders and wintering wildfowl and an array of unusual plant life.

The Norfolk Coast path passes along the perimeter of the salt marshes either towards Morston and Blakeney or on to Wells-Next-The-Sea offering an amazing walk with breathtaking views and sightings of birds.

Look out for...

Sea Lavender

Between July to early October the salt marsh can be seen in swathes of the purple flowering sea lavender.

Before low tide

 © Graham Lubbock

Stiffkey is a great place to enjoy a scenic walk at any time of the year. However, be aware of unpredictable tidal flooding that can flood the creeks and saltmarsh and cut your route off from dry land

After high tide

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The tide can change quickly and despite consulting a tide timetable, it can be affected by changing weather conditions.

Tide times

It's always best to check the tide times before you visit.