Blakeney Point is managed by the National Trust and has
been a nature reserve since 1912. The surrounding
Saltmarsh and dunes edged by lawns of sea lavender are
home to ringed terns, plover, oystercatchers and
shelduck as well as terns and seals.
More than 270 species of birds have been recorded here
as have over 190 species of flowering plants. Common
seal pups are born here between June and August and grey
seal pups between October and December. The point is
closed during the breading season.
It is possible to walk to Blakeney point, but you would
really have to be determined, and the route is not an
obvious one because of the myriad of dykes, brooks and
streams that cross this area.
In theory you can start from Cley, walk
out to the sea, and follow the coastline to the point.
We tried this once and before you ask - yes we are used
to serious walking. On a map it looks possible, but
after the first few miles of walking on loose shingle
(this means you never get a firm footing, and you wish
you had brought your snow shoes) you become very tired
One mile feels like five miles, we gave up after three
hours and hitched a lift back to Blakeney harbour from a
passing sailing dingy, who wondered why we were waving
our arms with such vigour. To this day we are grateful
for the lift, we may not have made it back on foot.
This makes the boat trips the only real option for most
folk. Boat trips last about an hour or so. There are a
couple of companies offering a service from both
Blakeney and Morston Quay, departure times depend on the
tide. There is a usually a notice board on the coastal
roadside for trips from Morston
showing the times, and blackboards on Blakeney quayside.
Blakeney is a popular destination for the holiday
visitor and there are many Holiday Cottages in Blakeney,
all shapes and all sizes, details of which can be found
on our accommodation pages.