Blakeney North Norfolk Coast

Blakeney Village and Quay

Blakeney is a pretty coastal village on the beautiful Norfolk Norfolk coast

Blakeney is a small historic coastal fishing village on the North Norfolk coast. Blakeney is a beautiful Norfolk village, full of character with its narrow streets, pretty cottages, coastal views and hollyhock lined lanes known locally as lokes. It is very popular with holidaymakers, looking for to escape to the North Norfolk coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty, as there are lots of holiday cottages to rent , most of which including Gardeners Cottage are managed by local luxury holiday cottage letting agency the Blakeney Cottage Company.

Mix in the appeal of boating and wildlife, legendary tales of piracy and smuggling and you have Blakeney Norfolk, probably the most attractive village on the North Norfolk coast Blakeney is very popular with sailors and in summer Blakeney quay is lined with families crab fishing and children playing, swimming and mud sliding in the water.

Blakeney village

Blakeney is a little gem on this beautiful part of the North Norfolk coast, and if you've never been before you are in for a real treat. There are lots of gorgeous Blakeney holiday cottages available to rent, so if Gardeners Cottage is too big for you, or is already booked, follow the links below through to the Blakeney Cottage Company to see more Blakeney cottages.

Blakeney Quay Norfolk

In summer Blakeney Quay is full of sailing boats, families crab fishing, children playing, people swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking in Blakeney Quay, walkers and bird watchers. At high tide the quay is great for crab fishing. Blakeney is also very popular with artists, bird watchers and photographers, and there is a photo opportunity at every turn. There are lots of coastal walks from Blakeney along the North Norfolk coastal path and cosy, welcoming family and dog friendly pubs to enjoy.

There is lots to do & see in Blakeney Norfolk as this is a stunning unspoilt part of North Norfolk with lots of great places to eat & drink locally, many within walking distance of Gardeners cottage. 

    Blakeney is also popular with walkers and bird watchers

    The coastal path from Blakeney to Cley and from Blakeney to Morston has now been fully repaired, and is more popluar then ever, and you can once again walk to Cley or Morston.

    Read our guide to walking in Blakeney Norfolk

    There is an abundance of wildlife here and in particular wild birds. Many people also just come to Blakeney to sit in their car and look at the beautiful views, and watch the activities on the water. 

    There are lots of places to eat and drink in Blakeney

    Weather you just want a crab sandwich, cake and a cup of coffee, a full english breakfast or a full sit down 3 course meal with wine you will be well catered for in Blakeney with lots of great places to get food and drink all within less than 5 minute walk of the quay and of Gardeners Cottage.

    Click here for our guide to eating out in Blakeney Norfolk

    Blakeney Seal Trips

    Blakeney Point has the largest colony of grey and common seals and boat trips leave regularly from Morston and some from Blakeney. Blakeney seal trips can be booked at Blakeney Quay in high season.

    Click here for more information about Blakeney point seal colony and the seal trips

    Accommodation in Blakeney North Norfolk 

    if you are looking for accommodation in Blakeney on North Norfolk coast there is plenty to choose from. 

    The Blakeney Cottage Company is situated on Blakeney Quay and has a lovely collection of over 100 holiday cottages In and around Blakeney including our own cottage Gardeners Cottage Blakeney which sleeps up to 14 guests, and is just a 5 minute stroll from Blakeney Quay. From romantic boltholes, to family sized Blakeney cottages, and cottages for large groups, there will be something perfect for you.

    If you are not looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Blakeney Norfolk, then there is a lovely selection of hotels including the famous and rather wonderful Blakeney Hotel, situated prominently on Blakeney Quay with wonderful views and sunsets across Blakeney marshes.

    Blakeney is a pretty picture postcard North Norfolk village that is frequently photographed

    Photographers and artists flock to Blakeney as the village is full of pretty cottages and the coast is renowned for its outstanding scenery and wildlife. Because the air is very clean in North Norfolk the skies are very blue, and this area of North Norfolk is well known for its big blue skies.

    Blakeney is on the North Norfolk coast

    Blakeney is on the North Norfolk coast ,an area of outstanding natural beauty, a haven for bird watchers and also has one of the largest seal colonies in the UK at Blakeney Point. North Norfolk is also renowned for its spectacular coastline, abundant and diverse wildlife, award winning beaches, traditional seaside towns and pretty market towns and villages. North Norfolk has also been recently been voted, the most dog friendly place in the UK.

    Blakeney and North Norfolk are a popular destination with holiday makers

    There is lots to do & see in Blakeney Norfolk as this is a stunning unspoilt part of North Norfolk with lots of great places to eat & drink locally, many within walking distance of Gardeners cottage. In summer the Quay at Blakeney is full of sailing boats & children play at low tide in the water. At high tide the quay is great for crab fishing. Blakeney is also very popular with artists, bird watchers and photographers, and there is a photo opportunity at every turn.

    Lots of relaxing things to do in Blakeney, right on your doorstep

    • Sit on Blakeney Quay and watch the world go by and the tide come in and out (one of our favourite pastimes)
    • Crab fishing off Blakeney Quay
    • Enjoy a stroll to Morston or Cley along the coastal paths
    • Perfect base to explore Blakeney and the North Norfolk coast and villages.
    • Great local pubs and restaurants
    • Miles and miles of beautiful coastline
    • Area of outstanding natural beauty

    Lots of pretty Blakeney cottages and lokes make Blakeney on North Norfolk coast full of period charm

    Blakeney High Street

    Discover the narrow alleyways in Blakeney known as ‘lokes’ leading off the High Street, filled with hollyhocks each summer leading to the traditional flint cottages. Blakeney is well known for its pretty traditional fishermen's cottages, many of which are now holiday cottages.