This section covers the coasts from Blakney in The Wash to The River Roach and approaches to the Thames Estuary. The sequence is from N to S.
Blakeney (52°57'N., 1°02'E.), situated 6 miles E of Wells, is approached through a shallow channel. The small harbour is formed by a creek. Small craft can enter but must take the ground at LW. The entrance fairway is marked by buoys and range beacons; these aids are frequently moved due to changes in the channel. A conspicuous church, 33m high, stands in the village and can be seen from every part of the coast between Hunstanton and Cromer; in clear weather, it has been reported visible from the vicinity of Dudgeon Shoal (53°16’N., 0°57’E.). A prominent windmill stands at Cley, 0.7 mile E of Blakeney. ... read more