The North Norfolk coast is home to many celebrated areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Blakeney Point is one certainly not to be missed – so it was time to stretch my city legs, and head for the shoreline.
The shingle and salt marsh reserve provide the perfect habitat for colonies of sea and coastal birds, and if you’re lucky… one or two not-so-feathered friends – this beautiful coastline is perfect for all kinds of wildlife enthusiasts – and those, like me, who feel they have one or two things in common with the average basking seal.
The seals of Blakeney Point are a well-known attraction and draw in crowds of tourists and wildlife lovers to the pretty Norfolk village of Blakeney, located just a short drive from other well-known resorts such as Wells-Next-The-Sea and Cromer. Both Common and Grey seals flock to the shingle spits of Blakeney Point and can be seen between March and October by boat.
Planning on visiting the North Norfolk coast? Here are my top tips for seal spotting:
- Take a Tour – If you want to see the Seals – book a place on one of the numerous boat tours which take you from Morston Quay, right out to the spits where the seals love to bask. I can recommend Bishop’s Boats.
- A Pick Me Up – It gets cold at sea, so while I’d recommend packing a coat if you’re heading out on the water, make sure to pop into Grey Seal Coffee in the village of Blakeney – great cakes, great coffee, swanky decor – what more could you ask for! And you can even grab a bag of specialist coffee beans to take away with you.
Here’s a little sneak peak ….