Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. The car park, toilets and kiosk at Morston Quay are open daily.

Spectacular wildlife and uninterrupted views of beautiful coastline

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Cow (female) bonding with her seal pup

The way we count seal pups is changing at England's largest grey seal colony 

The grey seal colony at Blakeney National Nature Reserve is expanding at such a rate, rangers are having to change the way we count the new-born pups.

Other parts of Blakeney National Nature Reserve to explore

a flying flock of geese in a v against a blue sky smattered with grey clouds

Norfolk Coast and Broads virtual autumn trail 

Download our virtual trail and discover the birds that call the Norfolk Coast and Broads home during autumn. You can complete it from the comfort of your own home, or you can head out and see if you can spot any for yourself.

Blakeney National Nature Reserve


bookshelves on the right with books on. Social distancing stickers on the floor

Second-hand bookshop at Morston Quay 

Fancy picking up a new read? Visit our second-hand bookshop at Morston Quay and grab a book or two.

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Our work

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Places to stay

Burnham Overy Watermill Complex, red brick building overlooking a bridge and a mill pond surrounded by trees

Stay a little longer? 

Fancy staying with us a little longer? We have accommodation situated in some beautiful locations on the Norfolk Coast from cozy cottages for two up to bunkhouses for 48.

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Join or give

Trees in bloom at Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, Bedfordshire

Plant a tree 

Donate to plant a tree and you'll be helping to plant 20 million trees by 2030. You can plant a tree from just £5 and you'll get a certificate to commemorate your gift too. Your dedication will ensure future generations can enjoy these green spaces for ever.