Weybourne beach is located within a seven-minute drive of our holiday cottages. It’s a beautiful shingle beach with views that extend to Blakeney Point. It is surrounded by miles of footpaths and bridleways that travel through the surrounding area of Kelling.
Weybourne is perfectly positioned to be accessed from a variety of different ways. The designated car park is positioned directly behind the beach, perfect for getting out of your car and immediately hearing the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the pebbles.
The beach can also be accessed as part of the Norfolk Coast Path. In front of the car park is a gap between two of the cliffs, the walk descends the cliffs, crosses a section of the beach, and ascends before continuing. The Poppy Line Steam train travels through the fields behind the cliffs, travelling from Sheringham to Weybourne Station and onwards to Kelling Heath. This is a great way to travel down to the beach, taking in the views of the beautiful countryside before finding your spot on the beach to relax and enjoy your time away.
There is also the opportunity to view the countryside and coast from the skies as the Weybourne cliffs, and onshore breeze, provide the perfect conditions to launch paragliders. Whilst you are up in the air or viewing from the ground if that is what you prefer, you will be able to see the hundreds of sand martin burrows that dot the cliffs and are visited frequently during the breeding season.
A little further inland, the Weybourne Windmill behind the cliffs, is surrounded by salt marshes and fields which provide a beautiful area to walk and admire the local flora and fauna. Weybourne is a great location for all the family, keeping the little ones entertained with a beach and providing wildlife lovers and those after a peaceful retreat the chance to escape and relax.
Blakeney is a must-visit location for anyone visiting Norfolk, and especially those staying in the Kelling Estate holiday cottages as they are located just a 12-minute drive away from this stunning National Nature Reserve.
The area is well known and loved for its diverse plants, animals, and wildlife and attracts visitors from all over the UK. The beach itself is famously known for its 4-mile-long spit which is composed of shingles, dunes, and mudflats and joins the mainland at Cley. The far end of the reserve is permanently closed to visitors to protect the unique biodiversity that lives here, but there is still plenty of space and things to do ensuring you enjoy a day out together at the coast.
Blakeney is home to England’s most successful breeding colony of seals with over 2,500 pups born on the beach annually. The area with the seals cannot be accessed by foot, however, the neighbouring village of Morston conducts both seal and bird watching trips for visitors all year round. The best times of the year to visit Blakeney to see the seal pups are November, December, and January, and then throughout the summer months of June, July and August. If your dog is travelling with you on your holidays, it’s important to note that there is a ban on the beach between April to August to protect the nesting sites of the migrating bird populations.
As you travel inland the uninterrupted views of the coastline are replaced with traditional flint cottages, quaint gift shops, and cafes providing visitors with souvenirs and tastes of the local delicacies.
For those wishing to walk the spit, there is a stunning walk from Cley beach to Blakeney Point which you can find more information about here.