Blakeney National Nature Reserve - National Trust

Blakeney National Nature Reserve - National Trust
Morston Quay
Quay Road
NR25 7BH




01263 740241

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Wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the natural and dynamic coastline make for an inspiring visit to Blakeney, at any time of the year.

The moving tides, covering pristine saltmarsh or exposing the harbour, combined with the varying light of Norfolk's big skies, create an ever-changing scene.

Blakeney Point, within Blakeney National Nature Reserve, is a four-mile-long sand and shingle spit. Sand dunes have formed over hundreds of years on the shingle ridge and form a rare habitat valuable for unusual plants, inscects, birds and seals.

The surrounding landscape of saltmarsh, mudflats and fresh watermarsh shape the rest of the National Nature Reserve. These differeing habitats host thier own diverse range of special wildlife. The saltmarsh, mudflats, sand dunes and shingle ridge are all in a constant state of flux, adapting to the forces of nature shaping this ever changing coastline.

Access to the western end of Blakeney point is restricted from April to mid August to help protect the ground nesting birds and from November to mid January during the grey seal pupping season.

The best way to see the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to enjoy a ferry a trip, departing from Morston Quay, some trips offer the chance to land on Blakeney Point and visit the Lifeboat House.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours


Admission charges


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Big eared townsend bat

Terrific Tuesdays in the Dark

  • 28 October 2014 4:45-7:15pm

Join our rangers for a 50 things night walk on the Norfolk Coast. Go on a nature walk at night from the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. The walk will include bat detecting, moth trapping and, weather permitting, star gazing.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £3.50, Child £1.50.



Bird Watching Walks - Autumnal Wildlife

  • 27 September 2014 10:30am-1pm

A must for any bird watcher or keen beginner. In the company of our knowledgeable coastal Ranger head out into Blakeney National Nature Reserve enjoy a guided 3 mile (2 hour) tour of the surrounding area. Learn about the species, migratory patterns and habitats of the birds in relation to the surrounding wildlife. Enjoy a bacon or egg roll on your return.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£8.00 per person.