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Nature Reserve:NWT Holme Dunes

Nature Reserve

Due to COVID-19, please check directly with the venue/accommodation provider for potential new visiting and booking procedures.


What to look for: Spring/summer - avocet, little tern, black-tailed godwit and ring ouzel. Natterjack toad. Autumn/winter - wigeon, pink footed goose, brent goose, snow bunting, long tailed duck, Slavonian grebe, twite, spotted redshank, redstart and pied flycatcher. Year round - curlew, bar-tailed godwit, knot, ringed plover, redshank and lapwing.

Facilities: Visitor centre with information, displays, books, gifts and refreshments. Three birdwatching hides overlooking grazing marsh and pools, with disabled access to the first. Information boards. Wildlife Detective Bumbags for children are free to hire. Reserve leaflet. Extensive walks. The long distance coastal footpath runs through the site.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Nature reserve open year round from 10am to 5pm. There is a small charge for entry; free for children and NWT members. The visitor centre is open daily 10am to 5pm April to October and weekends November to March. Call 01485 525240 for further information.


Ms Val Bowers


Broadwater Road,
PE36 6LQ


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Map reference: TF 705441  Lat: 52.96780 Long: 0.53760


By Road:
NWT Holme Dunes is located where the Wash meets the North Sea. Leave Hunstanton heading north on the A149 coast road. Signs to the nature reserve are on the left just before Holme-next-the-Sea. As the roads ends turn right down the gravel track and follow round until the car park adjacent to the visitor centre. Please park in the NWT car park on the left.