The hamlet of Morston, on the A149 Norfolk coast road, has a surprisingly large variety of visitor attractions, considering its diminutive size.
Popular for sailing and boating, it faces the largest sheltered harbour on the North Norfolk coast, with a host of birdlife and large colonies of grey and common seals at Blakeney Point. Ideal for long walks and breath-taking views, Morston also boasts the renowned, Michelinstarred Morston Hall and the award-winning Anchor Inn.
Temples Seal Trips offer a unique and rare opportunity to visit wildlife in its natural surroundings. The knowledgeable crew introduces visitors to the common and grey seals
basking on the end of Blakeney Point. Don’t miss the common seal pups from June to August and the grey seal pups in winter. Tickets are available from The Anchor Inn.
The famous Morston Hall off ers superbly-appointed rooms and Michelin-starred food. They have also this year been awarded a 4th AA rosette for culinary excellence. With 17th century origins, the intimate, historic country house ranks in the top ten of the UK’s best gourmet hotels. Enjoy a delectable traditional English afternoon tea by the log fire in winter, or in the walled garden in the summer. It’s recommended that you book in advance.
Bluejacket Workshop is home to traditional and contemporary furniture maker Nick Hamond and his father Ned Hamond, crafting elegant copper sconces and chandeliers. Built fifteen years ago, it carries on the tradition of bespoke carpentry established by Nick’s grandfather, Philip Hamond, at the turn of the the last century.
Stiffkey Road, Morston NR25 7BJ
Norfolk Etc is one of the fi nest sailing and power-boating centres you can fi nd. A family run, high quality watersports provider, it operates in the tidal wildlife haven of Blakeney Harbour. Off ering a personal, professional and friendly service, the team have created a business that complements the area’s natural features, while catering for a wide variety of sailing desires. The knowledgeable and friendly stafforganise Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing and powerboat courses, seal watching trips, stand up paddleboarding and bespoke trips for celebrations, such as birthdays, reunions.
A great location for lunch or dinner, The Anchor off ers some of the tastiest mussels on the coast. A perfect pitstop for walkers along the coastal path, it has hosted boat parties and racing awards for the Oyster Regatta, as well as charity events and National Trust lunches. The Anchor also sells tickets for Temples Seal Trips.