The village has pretty flint cottages, once home to local fisherman and there are plenty of places to eat and stay as well as pubs, gift shops & art galleries. The Pastures is a perfect green space for picnics. On the village outskirts, lies St Nicholas church, built between the 13th & 15th century and unusally has two towers. A couple of miles walk away is Cley next the Sea with great views across the marshes. The marshland was used for horse races up to the early 19th century and was a haunt for smugglers!
From Blakeney, you can take a boat trip to Blakeney Point (as well as Morston Quay) to visit the seal colonies in this National Nature Reserve, managed by the National Trust. Set within Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney Point is a 4-mile spit of shingle & sand dunes, created by longshore drift across the River Glaven. The tides & currents constantly re-shape the coastline and is a favourable spot for samphire, or sea asparagus.
Blakeney Point is a perfect breeding site for grey seals and their pups, born during November to early January, and is the largest seal colony in England with over 2,000 seal pups born annually. The Point can be accessed on foot from Cley-next-the-Sea, but visitors, particularly those with dogs, should check restrictions protecting nesting birds & fragile habitats. Excellent for birdwatching, look out for ringed plovers, oystercatchers,brent geese and common teal.
Blakeney is a perfect setting to explore this section of the north Norfolk Coast, with its fine coastal walks to nearby Morston Quay or Cley.