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Holkham National Nature Reserve

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The new hide

Found just at the end of the car park, or from Wells if you walk, this new addition is more than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scorpionana
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Wonderful and dog friendly cafe

Dogs loved it....well worth a visit to the cafe as well as so much more than a cafe with what seems... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annafM3731OO
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Ingoldisthorpe, United Kingdom
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“car park”(69 reviews)
“sand dunes”(40 reviews)
“bird watchers”(8 reviews)
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Windswept tidelines, a maze of creeks and saltings, miles of dunes and sandspits, shady pinewoods, green pastures and grazing marshes, the mix of habitats and the blend of wildlife confirm Holkham National Nature Reserve as a unique place.
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Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB, England
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+44 1328 710227
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All reviews car park sand dunes bird watchers unspoilt beach either direction long walk pine trees lovely walk north norfolk an ice cream van lovely place dog walkers dogs are allowed low tide vast expanse can walk for miles pay and display
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found just at the end of the car park, or from Wells if you walk, this new addition is more than welcome. Open all year round except Xmas day, with unlimited views , this will be a haven to birdwatchers and those interested in nature....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scorpionana
Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you like our new addition. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dogs loved it....well worth a visit to the cafe as well as so much more than a cafe with what seems like home cooked food. The beach was a little muddy if you go straight but head either way and beautiful golden sands.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Anna, we are pleased you chose to visit us. We're glad you like the food - it is all made in-house daily. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous beach! Massive and very well managed. Big dog friendly vibe, loads of poo bins and polite notifications of where they are happy for you to let your hound run free and where they are leaving untouched for the birds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wildmonkeyboy
Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to read your comments - thank you for your review, and of course for your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on our way to Cromer, we stopped off here for a walk, it is such a lovely place. The outlook was an observation building, with drinking bowls for your dog, binoculars for you to bird watch. There is a cafe and toilets. They have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting on your way through Margaret, we're pleased you did and your comments will be very useful to future visitors. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

£3.50 for 2 hours and the machine wouldn't take my 50p coin!! Parking machines designed for very short people or not catering for the majority? Some people cannot stoop or do not take their reading glasses when going for a walk on the beach. Diversity...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean F
Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your views on our TripAdvisor. You'll be able to read from our other reviews that the beach and National Nature Reserve are widely enjoyed by both visitors and locals. The money generated from the car park goes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A regular haunt at all times of the year amd much loved by all members of the family. Fantastic flat beach and a sky that seems to go on for ever bordered by wooded sand dunes, and behind them the freshmarsh that in winter holds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard E
Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Richard, it is most comprehensive which we are sure future visitors will find very useful. We are glad you choose to visit the reserve and beach regularly, it is our pleasure to share it with visitors. The new facilities have...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Nature at it's finest. Vast open sandy beaches and dunes so you don't need to bump into others. Watch for dogs of their leash and the horses who at times will gallop full tilt across the flat sands. When you've had your fill of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank empathology
Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Absolutely - you can't get much closer to nature than at the beach. Thank you for your review, we hope you enjoyed your visit to the newly opened Lookout too!

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing, beautiful sand and it’s massive. Although we visited in November the weather was lovely, dogs are allowed at this time of year and there were loads but no problems or dog mess left laying around. It was my dogs first time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lyndseyh572
Joanne L, Marketing at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review Lyndsey, we are so pleased your dog enjoyed her first trip to the beach - so many new smells! Did you know, dogs are allowed on the beach all year round at Holkham and we welcome them in...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

great new lookout and tea room on the dunes....well worth the time. Winter or summer!! Open long hours in summer and till dusk in winter.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dunbar R
Joanne L, Marketing Assistant at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Lookout and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We parked our car in Lady Ann’s Drive pay and display (not cheap at £6) at Holkham. Lovely walk down the boardwalk to the beach through trees. Once you see the great expanse of sand and big blue sky it takes you breath away! Lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Laurane H, Public Relations Manager at Holkham National Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

A lovely review! Thank you very much for sharing your day with us.

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Questions & Answers
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paigedeeholmes21
8 November 2018|
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Response from Joanne L | Property representative |
Hi Paige, dog are welcome but we ask that they are kept on leads please.
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Neil M
21 August 2018|
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Response from Joanne L | Property representative |
Hi Neil, We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the unforeseen disruption to our Lady Anne’s Drive, Freeman Street and Wells Beach Road car parks. To prevent unauthorised encampment, we are sorry no campervans, no... More
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Carol P
16 July 2018|
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Response from Joanne L | Property representative |
Hi Carol, you'll be pleased to hear, there are facilities currently being built on Lady Anne's Drive which are due for completion late this summer. This has been an ongoing issue which we have responded to, it has taken a... More
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