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One of the largest expanses of undeveloped coastal habitat in Europe, Blakeney Point is a great location for wildlife lovers. It is most famous for the large numbers of Seals which congregate out on the tip of the Point.

This three and a half mile long spit of sand and shingle is a favourite resting spot for Seal pups.

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Blakeney - Visitor Guide

Address:

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, c/o The National Trust Office, Friary Farm, Cley Road, Blakeney, Holt, Norfolk.

Postcode NR25 7NW
Telephone:

01263 740 241

 

Beans Boat Trips - 01263 740505
Morston-Temples Boat Trips - 01263 740791

Norfolk Seal Trips - 0800 0740 754 or 01263 740 753

e-mail

Beans Boat Trips - info@beansboattrips.co.uk

Norfolk Seal Trips - bishopsboats@bigfoot.com

 

Nature Reserve - blakeneypoint@nationaltrust.org.uk

Grid reference:Grid reference: TF999472
Location map:Multimap of Blakeney area
Key attraction:Nature reserve. Seal spotting.
Essential kit:Water-proofs, sensible footwear, binoculars.
Nature watching:

Coastal habitat - sand and shingle spit.

Seal watching - Common and Grey Seals.

 

Bird spotting - Little Terns, Arctic Terns, Sandwich Terns and Common Terns.

Facilities:

Toilets available at Blakeney Point May - August only. Public toilets available at Morston and Blakeney Quays.

 

Tea room and information centre at Morston Quay open according to tides and weather.

Access:Disabled Access: Limited due to uneven terrain and tides although there are marked pathways and boardwalks in some areas.
Getting there:

Blakeney Point is situated in the town of Blakeney, off the A149 Cromer - Hunstanton Road.

 

Car parking: Pay and display parking available at Blakeney and Morston Quays.

 

Boat trips - Blakeney Seal Trips with Beans Boats
Bishop's Boat Trips

Morston Temples Boat Trips

Opening times:

Open year round. Restricted access to some areas during bird breeding season (April-July).

 

Blakeney Point is famous for its Seal population so a boat ride around the Point is a must. Boats leave from Morston Quay and times vary according to tides, plus some trips offer an hour's stop at the nature reserve along the way.

 

Boat timetable - book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Charges:

Access is free but donations towards the cost of running the reserve are welcomed.

 

Boat trips cost about £7.50 for adults and £4 for children.

        
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