Opening times for 10 December 2023
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Car park at Blakeney Quay. Parking free for National Trust members, £6 all day for non-National Trust members. Members please scan you membership card to get your free ticket. Quayside car parks liable to flooding - please take note of the signs.
The toilets at Blakeney Quay are not operated by the National Trust. There is one accessible toilet on Blakeney Point which is open to the public between March and October.
Dogs welcome, but some restrictions apply. There are clearly marked restricted areas, beyond which you cannot take dogs on Blakeney Point during ground nesting bird season (1 April to 15 August) and seal pupping season (late October to mid-January).
A disabled public toilet opposite Blakeney car park. Blakeney Point is isolated. Mobile reception is reasonable. Dog restrictions in place.
Accessible route and/or map
There is a wheelchair-accessible 3 mile coastal walk through Blakeney village and around Blakeney Freshes which is fantastic for spotting wildlife.
There is one accessible toilet on Blakeney Point which is open to the public between March and October.
Blakeney, Morston Quay and Cley are all on the A149 Cromer to Hunstanton road
Parking: Pay and display (members free) at Blakeney Quay (administered by Blakeney Parish Council) and Morston Quay. Cley beach (managed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust - parking charges apply for non NWT members). Quayside car parks liable to flooding - please take note of the signs.
Sat Nav: Blakeney Quay car park: NR25 7ND Cley car park (Norfolk Wildlife Trust managed): NR25 7RY Stiffkey salt marshes free car park: NR23 1QE
The Norfolk Coast path goes through Blakeney Quay. Access to Blakeney Point is from Cley beach car park
Sheringham 8 miles to Blakeney Quay
Coasthopper bus service is available between King’s Lynn and Mundesley. Stops at Blakeney village.
Seal trips are available from Morston Quay to view the colony on Blakeney Point. No landing available.
Planning to bring your dog to Blakeney? Here's what you need to know, including how to protect the wildlife that call this special place home. Blakeney is a one pawprint rated place.
A four-mile shingle ridge and dune, backed by salt marsh and mudflats. Noted for seals in winter and terns in summer.
Approximately 160 hectares of freshwater grazing marsh. An important area for breeding birds and over-wintering wildfowl.
Blakeney Point is home to England’s largest grey seal colony with over 4,000 pups born each winter.
Blakeney National Nature Reserve is noted for its spectacular displays of the summer-breeding tern colony.
All you need to know about England's largest grey seal colony and how you can enjoy this remarkable wildlife spectacle on Blakeney Point.
Friary Hills and Blakeney Freshes are home to important habitats and diverse wildlife that changes with the seasons.
This short, family-friendly circular walk takes in three different habitats and gives elevated views of Blakeney National Nature Reserve in Norfolk.
This family-friendly circular walk through Blakeney village and around Blakeney Freshes offers impressive coastal views and is ideal for spotting birds and wildlife.
Follow this circular route from the village of Salthouse, along a stretch of coastal shingle bank by the beach, and via saltmarsh and heathland bird habitats.
Enjoy views across Norfolk's open landscape on this coastal walk, starting at Blakeney Nature Reserve and taking in Morston and Stiffkey salt marshes.
At the heart of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney National Nature Reserve boasts wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. The four mile long shingle spit of Blakeney Point offers protection for Blakeney Harbour and the surrounding saltmarshes, providing a perfect habitat for the vast array of residential and migratory wildlife.
Internationally important, the reserve is noted for its spectacular displays of the summer breeding tern colony and winter breeding grey seals ensuring delight for visitors all year round. Great for walkers, sightseers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, Blakeney National Nature Reserve guarantees an inspiring and memorable visit no matter the season.
The best way to see the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to enjoy a ferry trip, departing from Morston Quay.
Please note: nearest toilets are at Morston Quay and Blakeney Quay (not National Trust).
Learn about the work the team at Blakeney National Nature Reserve carries out to preserve this special place for both wildlife and visitors, from counting seals to fence repairs.
Find out about England’s largest grey seal colony, how we’ve changed the annual count due to ever-increasing numbers and why the seals call Blakeney Point home.
Experience life on Blakeney Point in Norfolk as it transforms throughout the year. From the mass arrival of seal pups in winter to the noisy feathered-frenzy of summer, discover how a remote stretch of shingle coastline is home to some of the UK's most unique wildlife.
One of England’s most spectacular winter wildlife events is underway with the births of the first grey seal pups at Blakeney National Nature Reserve.
Local volunteers have carried out a day-long beach clean along Blakeney Point, removing plastic waste and other debris that could be hazardous to grey seals and their pups during the upcoming pupping season.
The bridge at Stiffkey had to be removed in spring 2022, as it was no longer structurally safe. This was not something we had planned for and we’ve since been carrying out work to determine our next steps in this ever-changing coastal environment.
The Wash is one of the most important estuaries in the UK. Therefore, news of a potential new container terminal and tidal scheme in an area designated for its importance to wildlife, is deeply concerning. Some bold claims are being made about ecology and we are keen to seek further information on the detailed plans and data to back these up.