Morston, North Norfolk - an idyllic coastal haven
Morston is around 1 mile west of Blakeney - a lovely walk along the coastal path. The village faces the largest sheltered harbour on the North Norfolk coast and wildlife abounds in the area - especially birdlife, as well as large colonies of grey and common seals. These live all year round on Blakeney Point and can be visited by boats from Morston Quay on most tides.
Good for sailing and boating at all levels, long walks and 'big sky' views, Morston also boasts the renowned Michelin-starred Morston Hall, and the award-winning and increasingly popular Anchor Inn.
The video on the right captures Morston early on an autumn morning.
Morston Barn is the ideal base from which to explore North Norfolk. You will find beaches, art galleries, fine food, great shopping, sailing, golf, seals, bird-watching, nature reserves, country houses, gardens, walks, museums and much more all within easy reach.
The whole of the North Norfolk coast is great for mucking about in boats, with particular centres at Blakeney, Morston, Wells and beyond. Among the options for sailing lessons and boat hires and charters try Norfolketc - highly recommended.
We can only scratch the surface on this page! Please do get in touch if you have particular activities or hobbies in mind so that we can advise you further. For art and high quality crafts, start with Morston’s very own Bluejacket Workshop. Once you get in to Holt, be sure to visit Baron Art.
Food & Drink
This part of North Norfolk is foodie heaven. Morston itself has Morston Hall and the Anchor Inn, both highly recommended, and there are pubs with very good food in all of the neighbouring villages. Our guests often recommend the Wiveton Bell. There are too many good places for food shopping to list, but Willie Weston’s seafood shop in Blakeney is a good place to start.
There are beaches to suit all tastes along the North Norfolk coast. From miles of golden sands at Holkham to the rockpools of West Runton, this part of the coast has all the ingredients for the best of beach holidays, interspersed with traditional seaside towns like Cromer (with its 19th Century pier), Sheringham and Hunstanton.
Boat trips to Blakeney Point to see Morston's very own seal colony are offered by a number of local companies. Boats operate daily in the summer (tides permitting) and frequently in winter. The hour-long trip usually includes plenty of seal spotting occasionally with an option to stretch your legs on Blakeney Point and visit the old life boat station, now a National Trust centre. Book with Temple's, Beans, Bishop's or Roy Moreton.