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Breathtaking to watch the seals at Horsey

by Amanda Watchorn
(Sutton, Surrey )

Some seals at Horsey beach

Some seals at Horsey beach

After spotting a loan seal in the waters of Bacton, we thought we'd try and see them at Blakeney. Sadly due to covid restrictions we were unable to get a boat tour. So the following day we travelled to Horsey Gap Beach.

Walking across the sandy beach, we eventually found some of the seals on the beach. It was mesmerising to watch them in and out the water. Watching them watching us!

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Jul 26, 2020
Seals at Horsey
by: Suzy

Hi Amanda

Thanks so much for sharing your story about the seals at Horsey and the photo. I'm so glad you managed to see them there, especially in the summer months.

I was actually walking along the Norfolk Coast Path the other day and when I got to Horsey I went up to the dunes and the viewing area to see if I could see any. I was delighted by the sight in front of me. There were lots of seals by one of the groins. I think they were moulting. This is when the pups get rid of their white coat which isn't waterproof. They must have been quite late seal pups I think.

I love going to Horsey because you can see them a bit closer up. In the winter, it's an incredible sight, so if you ever come to Norfolk in the months of November/December or January, you would be in for even more of a treat! Although you're not allowed on the beach during those months as this protects the seals in their own environment.

Blakeney Point is a totally different experience to see the seals. Going on a boat trip out to the spit where you see them, usually basking in the sun. It's a totally different coastline too.

Thanks again for sharing.


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