Blakeney village on the North Norfolk Coast has a pretty quayside and is sheltered by the spectacular Blakeney National Nature Reserve (National Trust). Blakeney Point, a naturally formed shingle spit stretching for just over 3 miles forms part of the Blakeney Nature Reserve and is home to many breeding sea birds and common and grey seals. A wide choice of Blakeney seal watching boat trips depart from both Blakeney village quayside and from Morston Quay.
Blakeney village with its old quay and harbour is often referred to as the ‘jewel of the Norfolk coast and contains a good choice of fine restaurants and traditional real ale inns. The Norfolk Coast Path National Trail passes through the village and nearby attractions include the Cley Windmill at Cley village with onsite cafe, craft shop and B&B. Beautiful self-catering cottages are widely available in the Blakeney and Cley area, perfect for year round wildlife watching and coastal walking short breaks and holidays.
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