The Village of Morston in Norfolk

Morston Norfolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the Norfolk coastal village of Morston located on the North Norfolk Coast. Morston is a small village made up of a number of quiet lanes and a cluster of cottages built from local cobbles.  It is a popular place for boating enthusiasts, who sail the local waters from the quay. The puzzle of creeks and pools of salt marsh that make up Morston Marsh, are under the care of the National Trust.

The beautiful coastline of North Norfolk invites such pursuits as rambling, fishing, bird watching or just relaxing. Morston Marsh attracts many wading and over-wintering birds such as redshank, Brent geese, shelduck, wigeon and teal. In summer months these marshes are a blaze of purple sea lavender. There are some delightful walks out along the Long Distance Norfolk Coastal Path along to Blakeney in one direction and Stiffkey in the other.  Or out along the creek that overlooks Blakeney Point, though it is important to watch the tide, and wellington boots are recommended! The seal population at Blakeney Point can be visited by boat from Morston or Blakeney and the boats leave daily at varying times, according to the tides.

During the season you will find a small stand selling light refreshments on the quay and in the village itself a good local inn, The Anchor Inn.  The highly acclaimed Morston Hall Restaurant, has a set dinner menu, which changes daily, to guarantee that all food is prepared from the best and freshest ingredients, most of it from local sources. Dinner is served at a single sitting and advanced booking is essential.

Just round the coast is the village of Blakeney with its narrow streets leading to a small harbour, here you will find a variety of small shops (including a mini supermarket) and restaurants.

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