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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).

Curious about Blakeney National Nature Reserve?

Join us 11 May 2015 for an evening's talk and presentation given by the team that live and work on the Blakeney National Nature Reserve. 7:30pm - 9:30pm, £5 per person, booking essential

Seals on Blakeney Point

Grey seal pup born on Blakeney Point, November 2014

The grey seal pupping season has now finished on Blakeney Point and the pups have all now left. A total of 2,426 pups were born making us the largest colony in England. You can see seals on Blakeney Point all year round and we recommend taking a boat from Morston Quay

Latest News from the rangers

Blakeney Point Lifeboat House

We are always busy working out on the property and things are changing daily. For up to date news and information on what is happening on the property please see the Norfolk Coast Blog or the Norfolk Coast Facebook page.