Blakeney Point

Seals at Blakeney Point

One of our most notable landmarks in North Norfolk must be Blakeney Point, yet it is quite a way from Blakeney Village. Blakeney Point a spit of land that protects Blakeney from the North Sea and the end of the Point is actually located to the west of Morston.

Owned by The National Trust Blakeney Point is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. As well as being popular with seals, it is a crucial nesting site and frequented by many migratory birds.

The point can be accessed on foot from the Beach at Cley or by boat from Blakeney or Morston. It is a walk of several miles from Cley beach.

Most visitors take seal spotting trips run daily throughout the summer months and also when the weather permits in the winter. The majority of seal trips leave from Morston with, when conditions are right, some trips starting and ending in Blakeney at the Quay.

The majority of seals are found at the end of the Point and this is where the boat trips visit. The number of seals on the Point vary throughout the year.  Some seal trips also provide an opportunity to disembark for a short period near the Lifeboat house towards the end of Blakeney Point. During the summer it is possible to buy tickets for seal trips at Blakeney Quay.

Sailing with seals at Blakeney Point

More information on Blakeney Point can be found on the National Trust website.