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Seals at Winterton & Horsey Beach, Norfolk

Updated: Feb 16, 2019


The spectacular site of thousands of seals basking in their natural habitat is truly breathtaking. It's occasions like this that remind me of how lucky I am to live a short drive from the coastlines of Norfolk.

During the months of November through to January, the beach between Winterton-on-sea and Horsey is a one of the best accessible grey seal colony sites in the world.

After speaking with David Vyse, a member of 'The Friends of Horsey Seals', I learnt that they have had a record number of 1820 seal pups born this season which is far in excess of their 1500 total last season.

Sadly, as you have probably heard in the regional news, there have been a number of incidents resulting in seal pup deaths. Thankfully The Friends of Horsey Seals volunteers have stepped in and have been patrolling the beach and ensuring these vulnerable animals are undisturbed from humans and dogs.

The Friends of Horsey Seals are a voluntary organisation and are always looking for new wardens to assist with wardening during the pupping season, safeguarding the seals on the beach and educating the public. If you are interested, please get in touch!


Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of Norfolk Grey Seal pup basking in the sun at Winterton

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of grey Seal pup laying on the beach at Horsey, Norfolk

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of grey Seal Baby sleeping on the beach at Winterton, Norfolk Coast

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of playful Seal Pub at Horsey Beach, Norfolk

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of seal pup at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of baby Seal at Horsey Beach, Norfolk

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of baby seal at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of sleeping seal at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of Seal at Horsey, Norfolk Coast

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of sleeping seals at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk coast

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of sleeping seal at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk Coast

Photograph by Woodrow & Cook Photography of family of seal's at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk coastline

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