Winter walks – Seals at Norfolk

Please do not bring your dog on this walk as it will disturb the seals. 


In late October to February each year, seals come onto the beach at Horsey Gap in Norfolk to have their pups. It’s about two hours drive from Higham Ferrers to Horsey Gap. The best time to visit is late December/early January when you will see many seal pups on the beach. There is a car park (parking charges apply) right next to the beach, bring wellies or walking boots as they paths tend to get very wet. It’s best to avoid the Christmas period as the number of visitors gets very busy. There is a viewing area roped off on the top of the sand dunes giving a good view across the beach, you are not able to access the beach for the welfare of the seals. However if you park further up the coast there are no such restrictions and seals can be spotted all along this stretch.

Please respect the seals and do not approach them too closely, these photographs were all taken with a 400mm lens from some distance away.

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