Visiting the seals at Blakeney Point is a classic day trip when you’re on the North Norfolk coast. A long shingle spit measuring just over three miles provides a little protection from the elements and is also home to a variety of interesting wildlife. Just along the coast a little is the fantastic bay at Holkham, recognised as being one of the best beaches in the country.
Because this area is a permanent place for seal breeding you’re guaranteed a sighting during your visit! Literally hundreds of Common and Grey seals bask on the banks of the water and accompany you alongside your boat, popping in and out of the water. A great sight to see with your family!
Getting to the Seals
You can walk out to the seals at low tide but it’s more fun to take a boat and be ferried across. Boats leave regularly throughout the year from Blakeney and Morston Quay and the companies who operate these services have been going through many generations so you can feel safe in their hands and learn from their extensive knowledge of the area.
Holkham Bay is considered to be one of the best and most unspoilt beaches in the country and is also one of the country’s largest coastal nature reserves, backed by a beautiful pine forest. You’ll have no trouble finding your very own corner of the bay away from the crowds. It’s a back to basics beach which no doubt forms part of its appeal; take your own deck chairs, refreshments and buckets and spades and enjoy a day at the beach, building sand castles, swimming in the sea and collecting pretty shells.
Highlight of the Day
Seeing the seals at Blakeney Point!
Nearest Train Station : Kings Lynn
Parking for Blakeney Seals : easy
Parking for Holkham Bay : £3 a day