Is Horsey beach open to see the seals?

At this time of year the beach is open, but you do need to keep your distance, especially if you have dogs. Seals become very distressed by humans AND they can also be very dangerous.

When can you see the seals at Horsey?

So the months of December to February is the best time to see these mammals in their natural environment. The quiet beach of Horsey Gap, not far from Great Yarmouth, is an area where the seals return every year to give birth and this place has become very popular with visitors who enjoy observing these sea mammals.

Are the seals at Horsey beach?

Around half the world’s grey seal population are found in Britain. They are a protected species and come onto the beach at Horsey, to have their babies and breed. The females have their babies about a day after they arrive on the beach. Their babies have a beautiful white woolly coat which is not waterproof.

Where do you park for horsey seals?

Parking at Horsey Beach If you want to walk straight onto the beach for a bucket and spade day, then Horsey Gap is the car park you want. This is NOT a National Trust car park, it is an independent car park with plentiful parking and a very easy walk over the sand dunes onto the beach.

Are there seals at Mundesley?

The shallow waters and wide beaches offer a perfect environment for seals. The seals can often be spotted all along the Norfolk coastline, bobbing about in the water. Whilst kayaking, they frequently follow me along between Cromer and Mundesley!

What’s the best time of day to see seals?

When it’s hot and sunny, the seals typically leave the beach each morning by 7:00 or 8:00am at the latest. They’ll gradually return to the sand in the late afternoon or early evening, once the shade and/or tide has cooled off the sand.

Can you swim at Horsey beach?

Waxham Beach Just next door from Horsey, this lesser known beach is a lovely place to see seals. If you have binoculars do bring them as you can spot several playing and swimming in the sea.

Which beach has seals?

Seals and sea lions can often be found lying on the rocks or sand at Shell Beach, but their favorite spot is a large rock that sticks out from the water about 100 feet from the shore. Area Tips: In addition to shells, there is a lot of sea glass on this beach, which makes it a favorite spot for beachcombers.

What beaches have seals?

The 5 Best Spots to View Sea Lions and Seals in La Jolla

  • Seven Sea Caves of La Jolla. Just to the east of the Cove, you can find La Jolla’s famous Seven Sea Caves.
  • Seven Sea Caves of La Jolla.
  • Boomer Beach.
  • Boomer Beach.
  • Shell Beach/Seal Rock.
  • Shell Beach/Seal Rock.
  • La Jolla Cove.
  • La Jolla Cove.

Are there seals on the beach at Horsey?

Last year 2,034 fluffy white seal pups were born on the beach at Horsey. It’s one of the highlights of Norfolk’s seasonal wildlife calendar and a must see if you are visiting the Norfolk Coast this year. Beware that it can be very windy on the coast so wrap up warm.

When to see seals at Winterton and Horsey?

Seal bites can prove fatal to a dog and by mid November and December large adult seals and pups can come up some distance into the Dunes around Winterton and Horsey. If you are a day tripper and need to park the beach car park is hardly ever full. It’s £7 a day or £1.50 an hour.

Where to go to see grey seals in Norfolk?

If you want to come seal watching in Norfolk and in particular, you want to see baby seals, then Horsey and Winterton beaches are the place to come. Visiting the seal colony at Horsey, especially when the grey seals have their babies in the winter is an amazing site. Last year 2,034 fluffy white seal pups were born on the beach at Horsey.

Is it safe for dogs to go to Horsey Beach?

Horsey beach is also a very dog friendly beach so long as you keep them away from the seals during the summer months if there are any. In the winter months, however, during pupping season, there is no access to the beach, leaving the seals protected from visitors.