Explore Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve - one of the north Norfolk coast’s most attractive landscapes. There are a range of coastal habitats including sand dunes, freshwater pools, grazing marsh and saltmarsh. Much of the site consists of natural habitats maintained largely by coastal processes.
Impressive numbers of migrant and wintering waders fly from the Wash to roost on the shingle bars during spring tides. Wintering wildfowl flocks use the grazing marshes and breeding birds include avocet and little tern. Over 320 different bird species have been seen at this beautiful nature reserve.
Click here to download the reserve leaflet for points of interest (0.5mb).
Some areas of reserve in ‘Open Access’, but only at certain times of the year. Please observe signage on site and keep dogs under control or on a short lead to avoid disturbance to livestock and wildlife.
Visitors to Holme Dunes who access the reserve along the long distance coastal footpath from Thornham Harbour will be affected by planned work by Environment Agency. The work to increase the height of the sea wall begins on 27 August 2013 and will continue until November 2013. A section of the long distance, coastal footpath may be closed during this period (see map). Currently there is a diversionary path.