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Nature Reserve:Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve

View of Blakeney Point and the Lifeboat house

View of Blakeney Point and the Lifeboat house

View of Blakeney Point and the Lifeboat house in the background.

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


The Nature Reserve is a fantastic spacious landscape with salt marshes, sand and shingle spit, sand dunes and horizons stretching far out to sea.
Blakeney Point is home to a colony of Common and Grey seals that are here most of the year round and can be seen from any of the ferry boat trips that leave from Morston Quay.
The Nature Reserve is internationally recognised as an important breeding area for sea birds and a wide variety of other birdlife that changes with the seasons.
The Point has the distinctive Lifeboat house that provides an insight to the history of the point and is also where the National Trust wardens live and work to protect and conserve the wildlife and landscape.
The salt marshes supports an interesting range of seaside plants creating an intriguing habitat and surroundings for refreshing long or short walks for all visitors.
The Visitor Centre at Morston Quay provides further details on the area's attractions and a useful information point for visitors to get an understanding of the work the National Trust is undertaking to preserve and manage the Nature Reserve.

Coach parties acceptedNational Trust PropertyPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Visitor Information Centre opening times subject to tidal activity and ferry boat operations - limited opening from November to February.


Free Parking for National Trust Members.
Car and Coach Park Charges apply.


Norfolk Coast Office


Morston Visitor Information Centre,
Morston Quay,
Quay Road,
NR25 7BH


See location of Blakeney National Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 006442  Lat: 52.95795 Long: 0.98528


By Road:
Morston Quay and Blakeney are all off the A149 Cromer to Hunstanton road.

By Public Transport:
From Sheringham station it is 8 miles to Blakeney Point.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Sheringham station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted