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The shingle bank that is just discernable at Weybourne Hope, breaks free of the coast at Cley Eye, and runs in a straight line for 4mls (6km) or so out to Blakeney Point before curving round inland.

Behind the spit is Blakeney Harbour, which gives access to three former ports: Cley Next The Sea, Morston, and Blakeney itself. One by one they silted up, and are now only used by pleasure boats.

The end of Blakeney Point is home to some 500 or so Common and Grey Seals, and there are regular boat trips to see the seals and the bird colonies.

If time and tide permit it is also possible to land on Blakeney Point near the old Lifeboat House, now a Visitor Centre, from where it is a swift walk to the open sea.

Most of the tripper boats start from Morston Quay which is now owned by the National Trust, and run every day from April to October. There are also occasional trips off-season.