Photography and Filming on the Norfolk Coast

Wildlife photography class at Dunstable Downs Bedfordshire

Here on the Norfolk Coast we love that our visitors can take home and share special moments from their day with us, but for those who are looking to use National Trust locations for anything other than personal use, here's a handy guide for filming and photography on the Norfolk Coast.

Visitor Photography

All visitors to the Norfolk Coast are allowed to take photos for their own private use. Any requests from individuals wishing to sell or publish photographs should be directed to

Professional and commercial photography

The National Trust does not permit photography or filming at its properties for commercial use or for reproduction in any form without consent from National Trust Images. Images taken at National Trust properties may not be submitted to photo libraries, agencies or on-line providers or provided directly to image buyers. 

All requests for permission to undertake professional photography, including wedding/engagement photography, or commercial photography of any kind on the Norfolk Coast should get in touch with us directly using the telephone number or email link provided below. 

Drone photography

Location release

Professional photographers will be aware of the legal importance of gaining permission to feature houses, gardens, parkland, coast or countryside in their work. A location release provides a binding contract between the photographer and the National Trust whereby we grant written permission for the photographer or filmmaker to create a film, video, photoshoot or similar productions on our land. This is common practice for any owned land in the UK and it is unusual to find anywhere that doesn't require permission for professional photography, so if in doubt, always contact the location prior to your arrival on site. 

Editorial photography permit scheme

Eligible professional photographers can now acquire an annual license from National Trust Images to take photographs out of doors on pay-on-entry National Trust land for editorial use. For further information about the scheme please email:


The Norfolk Coast has appeared on the big screen from movies to TV shows and adverts. If you would like to film on the Norfolk Coast then please get in contact with our filming and locations department.

Not sure if you are on National Trust land?

Check out our land maps here

Thank you

Thank you for your cooperation with legal guidelines. We look forward to receiving your professional and commercial photography requests.