A visit to Blakeney is buying into the centuries of maritime history which make this coast so fascinating. For any marine tourist spending time in north Norfolk, you’ll be missing much if Blakeney is not on your itinerary.
Blakeney comes into its own during the summer season. It’s a magnet for the day sailor whether with dinghy, kayak or even a trailable cabin boat. The creeks and swatchways and the abundant wildlife make this area a haven for any discerning boater prepared to get their feet wet.
For information you can visit Blakeney Harbour Association website for the complete range of compelling opportunities Blakeney offers. You’ll also find details on Morston, Stiffkey and Cley. Please be aware that in the height of summer, these places can get very busy and it is worth calling ahead.
- Draft – All moorings dry. Blakeney Quay can be available but early enquiry is essential
- Slipway and well established, local marine services and chandlery supplies
- Bottled gas available from nearby suppliers within walking distance
The Boathouse, Morston, Holt, NR25 7AA
Tel: 07825 924389
|Cans can be filled nearby
|Public toilets on the hard
|24 hour CCTV coverage
|No formal security
|Sewerage pump out
|Diesel and petrol can be obtained from the local garage
If you’re planning a visit from sea, we advise you to consult the harbour association website well in advance. All moorings are drying and the harbour entrance from the open sea must be treated with caution. Wind from the south allows for the safest passage. But winds from other directions, especially north and east create considerable swell over the bar when an entry would be unwise.
Blakeney, combined with the adjacent villages are just that, villages and offer facilities accordingly. However, for the visitor either from seaward or with a boat to launch there is more than enough local provision.
Apart from pubs, restaurants and general shops, marine services are well established. Walks in the vicinity are a delight whether creek-side or inland and the Coasthopper bus service takes in the more far flung destinations.
Seal watching trips from Blakeney Quay are worthy of consideration too, if only to let other mariners take the strain. Blakeney Point should not be missed either. Public car parking is around the quay but at a premium in season.