During the months of December and January the grey seal colony heads on to the beach to give birth to seal pups, providing a fantastic opportunity to get a close look at the seals and pups.
How to find the seals at Horsey
The easiest way to find the seals is to start at Horsey Gap, as shown on the map with a red marker. Parking is available down a track at the entrance of the gap (be warned though its a bit narrow and bumpy!). To find the seals requires a bit of a walk (usually a mile) along the coast heading south easterly towards Winterton on Sea. A recommended walk through the dunes gives a nice view of the surrounding countryside to your right with the sea to your left. You may spot some seals laying on the beach during the mile walk, but you'll eventually stumble upon concrete viewing areas, where you have a good chance of seeing seals a couple of feet below you, if not, then on the beach in front of you, or even in the dunes.
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"After a very pleasant tour of the Wimdmill, amost knowledgeable NT shop keeper, directed us along the mile track to see the seals. What a sight!! Fantastic. We have never been so close to such large wild animals. Fantastic. We took some great photos, better that David Attenorough!!!" Chris & David Brown, 11/4/2011
"Visited Horsey beach today and saw a few seals and its pup, it was amazing to see them" Spence family 04/11/2010
"Saw lovely group of grey seals 2 weeks ago parked at horsey gap but walked towards waxham they lay on beach next to sea defence rocks" mick &lynzi, 02/11/2010
"Swam with them in the summer. and went back in december to see their babies...amazing" anonymous, 16/1/2010
"50 to 100 seals basking in sunshine on wonderful beach truly remarkable!" Vivienne Turner, 6/5/2009
"We visit the seals most weekends, went yesterday, I love it there" Jackie, 22/3/2009
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