The Beach Guide

Blakeney Point Beach

Blakeney Point Beach - Norfolk

© Hugh Venables and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Beyond the lowlands of north Norfolk is a strange world of waterways, marshes and lagoons encompassed by a 4 mile long spit of shingle and sand dunes. Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Blakeney Point is now a National Nature Reserve managed by the National Trust.

The majority of visitors coming here are not beach-goers but walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The area is well known for its plant life, seals, and birds such as avocets, ringed plovers and little terns. Whilst the far end of the nature reserve is permanently closed to visitors there is still plenty of space to explore and get a good view.

Seal watching boat trips are available from Morston, along with guided birdwatching trips.

A visitor centre now occupies the quirky old wooden lifeboat station.

The sheltered waterways behind Blakeney Point have been used as a natural harbour for hundreds of years. These days it is a popular spot for leisure craft.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed from April to mid-August because of the risk to ground-nesting birds. At other times they must be kept on a lead.

Norfolk dog friendly beaches »

Activities

Nearest town

Wells-Next-The-Sea

OS grid ref.

TF 9979 4587

Submit a correction

What did we get wrong?