Blakeney Point is a shingle spit running west from Cley, protecting Blakeney from the sea. It has abundant wildlife, and a seal colony, to which there are boat trips. For more information visit the National Trust website. Seal trip can be booked on Blakeney Quay.
There are a variety of sailing clubs in the area to choose from, including Blakeney Sailing Club, and also Blakeney Point Sailing School and Blakeney Powerboats. Keelboat sailing with RYA Basic Skills and Day Sailing Courses running from May to September. Log on to www.norfolketc.co.uk for further details.
There is a wealth of golf courses in the area. The courses at Sheringham, Brancaster and Hunstanton are well regarded.
There are so many good pubs and restaurants in Blakeney and the surrounding area that it is impossible to list them all. Among some of the more exceptional are the Wiveton Bell recently awarded ‘Food Pub of the Year’ by the Eastern Daily Press, The Anchor in Morston, Morston Hall, the michelin star restaurant owned by celebrity chef Galton Blackiston. In Blakeney its self, the Moorings and the White Horse on the Quay 400 yards from the cottage and the Kings Arms a lovely traditional pub. All need to be booked well in advance particularly at the weekends.
The beaches particularly at Holkham and Wells are world renowned for their magnificent beauty and cleanliness. There are a number of guides in the cottage outlining circular walks with stunning scenery overlooking the sea and salt marshes.
This wonderful shop selling lovely furnishings, gifts and accessories for the home is seconds away from the cottage. Blakeney Deli is 100 yards from the cottage ideal for fresh croissants and they have a brilliant selection of wines. cheeses and cold meats.
Brancaster beach with Scolt Head beyond
Boardwalk at Holkham Beach
Wells Beach with dunes in foreground
Multicoloured huts at Wells beach
Winter walk at Holkham beach
Summer fun at Holkham beach
Red sky at night sailor's delight
Blakeney pit at low tide
Sunset at Brancaster Staithe
Brent Geese take a flight at Holkham Nature Reserve
Pony trekking on a coastal bridalway
Walking the coastal path from Blakeney to Cley
Peddars Way runs beside the pinewoods at Wells