Blakeney is one of the jewels of the North Norfolk coast and a mecca for sailors, birders, artists and walkers. The picturesque harbour is always bustling with children (and adults!) gillying for crabs. Take a walk along the sea defence wall over the salt marsh and you will be rewarded with simply stunning views.
The village is a maze of winding cobbled streets and tiny flint-faced fishermen’s cottages and there are some great places to eat and enjoy the local sea food too. Although not directly accessible from Blakeney village, Blakeney Point is the focal point for the Blakeney National Nature Reserve, an impressive four mile long stretch of coastline encompassing a fantastic spectrum of wildlife, including seals and varying landscapes, a sand and shingle spit, salt marshes, sand dunes and a range of plant life.
Take a walk through the National Trust’s Friary Hills, to the east of the village, and take a picnic, or wander through the woods and go to The Wiveton Cafe – a great place to go for breakfast, lunch or an evening meal under the stars – make sure you book first though as it is always popular. Try the Wiveton Bell for supper and, of course, there are some wonderful restaurants and pubs in Blakeney itself!
Head to Morston Hall owned by celebrity Chef, Galton Blackiston for a very special meal to remember. Visit Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall which are both a short drive away, as is Holt, the pretty market town a few miles inland, where you can enjoy shopping at all the independent shops.
Here we feature a hand picked collection of places to stay in and around Blakeney, all taken from our Holiday Cottages & Places to Stay in Blakeney Page.