Blakeney, once a port of some importance in medieval times, has largely retained its period charm but is now only accessible to small craft and is a popular centre for yachting and birdwatching. The high tides, wide open skies and spectacular sunsets are part of the natural unspoilt charm of North Norfolk.
Blakeney is located on the North Norfolk Coast, just North of the small market town of Holt. This part of the coastline has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the marshes and wide open spaces around Blakeney make it a haven for migratory birds and wildlife.
The village of Blakeney and its surrounding area boast some of the best of Norfolk’s countryside and is sometimes called The Jewel of the Norfolk Coastline. The village has a strong identity, and is a thriving and active community. There is a small supermarket, delicatessen, fishmongers, and chandlers, pubs and a post office as well a range of shops for holiday makers.
Blakeney is popular with dinghy sailors, bird watchers and walkers, and you can get a real feel for the area by taking a trip to Blakeney Point to see the seals.
Blakeney House is an ideal place in which to relax or to use as a comfortable base from which to enjoy all that North Norfolk has to offer.
The sandy shores of the Estuary are safe ‘mini’ beaches and the estuary itself waist high for children during the day is a safe place to play. The village is well served by good quality shops and excellent restaurants. Opportunities for sailing, fishing, swimming, bird watching and horse riding abound.
North Norfolk’s countryside is ideal for cycling, walking, horse riding, bird watching or just relaxing. The sunshine records for North Norfolk are amongst the best and it is truly a holiday destination for all seasons.Please click on the links below for further information and links to some local websites of interest.