Morston, North Norfolk - an idyllic coastal haven

One mile east of Blakeney, the unspoilt village of Morston is situated in the largest sheltered harbour on the North Norfolk Coast. This area is famous for its wildlife all year round - wildfowl in the winter, nesting terns in the summer, and large colonies of grey and common seals all year round on the sandbanks of Blakeney Point.

Sailing and boating are popular in the “Pit” which provides large areas of sheltered water when the tide is in. Long walks and spectacular views are available all year round. Morston boasts the fabulous Michelin-starred Morston Hall, and the newly-refurbished Anchor Inn provides good local food.

Watch the video on the right to explore Morston further.


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 you’ll find 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/Seal Trips

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.