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Holme Dunes is a 192-hectare (470-acre) nature reserve near Holme-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. It is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust,[1] and is a National Nature Reserve.[2][3] It is part of the North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest,[4] Geological Conservation Review site,[5] Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I,[6] Ramsar site,[7] Special Areas of Conservation[8] and Special Protection Area.[9] It is also in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[10]

Holme Dunes
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Broadwater, a freshwater lake
TypeNature reserve
LocationHolme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Area192 hectares (470 acres)
Managed byNorfolk Wildlife Trust

The reserve's sand dunes, salt marsh, pasture and pools are important for breeding birds like pied avocet, and wintering ducks, geese and waders. There are a range of coastal habitats including, freshwater pools, grazing marsh and saltmarsh. Much of the site consists of natural habitats maintained largely by coastal processes.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Holme Dunes". Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve" (PDF). Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Holme Dunes". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: North Norfolk Coast". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "North Norfolk Coast (Coastal Geomorphology of England)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 10–11. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  7. ^ "Designated Sites View: North Norfolk Coast". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Designated Sites View: North Norfolk Coast". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Designated Sites View: North Norfolk Coast". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Norfolk Coast AONB Management Plan 2014-19: Other Conservation Designations within the AONB" (PDF). Norfolk Coast AONB. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

Coordinates: 52°58′26″N 0°33′04″E / 52.974°N 0.551°E / 52.974; 0.551