Planning your visit to Blakeney National Nature Reserve

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Planning a visit to Blakeney National Nature Reserve but not quite sure how to get here, where to park or what facilities are available? Here is some helpful information to help you plan your visit.

Where to park your car...


Morston Quay Car Park

If you are taking a seal trip then Morston Quay is the car park you need. From here you can also explore the Norfolk Coast on foot by picking up the National Trail Norfolk Coast Path or by heading inland on one of the many footpaths in the area. Our refreshment's kiosk and information centre are to be found here so you can fuel up before heading off to explore. Parking is free for National Trust members and £4 all day for non-National Trust members. Satnav: NR25 7BH. Please note: parts of this car park are subject to tidal flooding.

Blakeney Quay

Blakeney Quay Car Park

From here you can explore the Norfolk Coast by picking up the National Trail Norfolk Coast Path that takes you out around Blakeney Fresh Marsh giving you elevated views of the harbour from the sea wall. East along the road from the quay is the quiet picnic spot of Friary Hills, an important grassland habitat with view points across the whole reserve. Blakeney Carnser Car Park at Blakeney Quay is jointly owned and managed by Blakeney Parish Council and National Trust. Parking is free for National Trust members and £3.50 all day for non-National Trust members. Satnav: NR25 7NE. Please note: this car park is subject to tidal flooding.

a purple carpet of sea lavender under a grey sky

Stiffkey Greenway Car Park

Stiffkey Greenway Car Park is a small rough surface car park with enough room for approximately 25 cars. The National Trail Norfolk Coast Path passes through the car park and from here you can walk west to Wells-Next-The-Sea (2.5 miles) or east to Morston Quay (1.8 miles). One of the largest expanses of uninterrupted saltmarsh can be found here. Parking is free. Satnav: NR23 1QF

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Cley Beach Car Park (for Blakeney Point)

If you fancy a walk along the shingle ridge of Blakeney Point then you can park in Cley Beach Car Park. This is an arduous walk on loose shingle with the lifeboat house 3.5 miles away. Cley Beach Car Park is owned by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Parking is free for Norfolk Wildlife Trust members and £3 for a half day and £5 all day for non-Norfolk Wildlife Trust members, including National Trust members. Satnav: NR25 7RY. Please note: If you wish to see the seals then the best way is to hop on a boat from Morston Quay.

Catch the bus...

Your nearest toilets...

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Morston Quay

National Trust toilets located at Morston Quay car park. Open all year round with a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.

Blakeney Quay

Blakeney Quay

The public toilets at Blakeney Quay are just across the road from the car park. These toilets with disabled facilities are managed by North Norfolk District Council and are open all year round.

The iconic blue Blakeney Point Lifeboat House

Blakeney Point

These National Trust toilets are located just behind the Lifeboat House on Blakeney Point. Open from 1 April until 31 October and include a disabled toilet.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

From membership, to car parking or buying from our shop or refreshments kiosk; every time you visit you are helping to look after this special place.