The marshland coast between Holme next the Sea and Weybourne is the finest of its kind in these islands and probably in Europe.
The shifting shoreline has been called 'the supreme laboratory' for coastal ecology and has almost isolated the attractive little ports of Cley and Blakeney from the open sea. Its saltmarshes are a last true wilderness in lowland Britain.
The Heritage Coast includes a Ramsar site, a Biosphere Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area and candidate Special Area for Conservation (SAC) and Marine SAC.
North Norfolk Heritage Coast was designated in April 1975. It is managed by Natural England.