Seeing the seals at Blakeney Point

lots of seals sitting on a shingle bank along side birds standing and flying around them

Blakeney Point is home to England's largest Grey Seal colony and many summer breeding birds. The best way to get close and personal to the wildlife on Blakeney Point, is to book a trip on one of the locally operated ferry trips departing from Morston Quay.

Plan your seal trip

Woman removing child's wellies from the back of a car

Book in advance and arrive early

The seal trips are very popular, must always be booked in advance and run at different times according to the tide. During busy periods the car park at Morston Quay can be busy so allow plenty of time to arrive, park your car and get to your departure point on time for your trip. Car parking is free for all National Trust members or £4 for non-members.

Thermos flask at Leith Hill, Surrey

Come prepared

Even in the summer is can be a lot cooler on the water with spray coming over the boats. Please ensure you have enough clothing and wear sensible footwear as it can be slippery underfoot. The duration of your seal trip can vary in length from an hour to two and a half hours with a drop off on Blakeney Point so take a drink and snacks with you. These can be purchased from our refreshment's kiosk by the car park.

Child using a pair of binoculars

Bring a camera or binoculars

There's a lot to see whilst on your trip so don't forget to bring your camera to capture those special moments. You'll get up close and have great views of the seals but you may wish to bring binoculars if you have them.

Book your seal trip with one of the providers below

Please note that National Trust does not run these boat trips and so any issues or queries need to be taken up with the provider in question.

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