Holme Bird Observatory ("The Obs") is the home of the Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association (NOA)

Directions to the observatory













The Observatory is signposted off the A149 at the western end of Holme village. From the A149 approximately 1 mile east of Old Hunstanton, take Beach Road, and then at the toilet block just before the Golf Course take Broadwater Road east, following signposts to the Observatory. Broadwater Road crosses the grazing marshes en route to both the NWT visitors’ centre and NOA Observatory. Plenty of parking is available in the NOA's car park – on the right at end of track. There is a second much smaller car park for disabled visitors situated just to the east of the NWT visitors’ centre, and within the Observatory grounds. The Observatory can also be accessed on foot from either Holme village or Thornham, using the Norfolk Coast Path.

Note: If stopped at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust entrance hut, Observatory visitors and members do not need to buy a permit or car parking pass for the adjacent NWT reserve - just let them know you are going to the NOA Observatory. The gate just east of the NWT entrance hut is normally open only between 10 a.m and 5 p.m., but NOA members and bona-fide visitors to the Observatory may open the gate and drive down to the Observatory. If you open the gate, please be sure to close it behind you again.

Grid Reference of Observatory building: TF717450.













Norfolk Ornithologists Association, registered charity no. 267670, Broadwater Road, Holme Next The Sea, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6LQ