Seal Watching in North Norfolk

Seal Watching in Horsey

There’s something very beautiful about getting out on a bright, clear Winter’s day, wrapping yourself up against the bite of the wind and walking until your cheeks are glowing pink. The Norfolk coast is the perfect place for wending your way through tufty sand dunes, filling your lungs with the cold, coastal air and spotting some of the local wildlife too. Ok so it’s a little more Vitamin Sea than it is Vitamin D but there’s nothing quite like it to blast the cobwebs away.

Seals at Horsey Gap, Norfolk England

Seal Watching in North Norfolk - Yesihaveablog | Seals of Horsey Gap | Norfolk - Life in a Fine City | Winterlust

Between roughly October and February time the beaches along various parts of the Norfolk coast fill up with seal colonies as they make their way out of the tumult of the North Sea to come ashore and give birth to their pups. Horsey Gap is one of the most accessible places to get a good view of the annual event. The banks of sand, fringed by Marram grass, create the perfect viewing platform to stroll along without interfering with what’s going on below; nobody wants to get chased by an angry seal

Horsey Gap, on the Norfolk coast, is one of the most accessible places to get a good view of the annual event. The banks of sand, fringed by Marram grass, create the perfect viewing platform to stroll along without interfering with what’s going on below; nobody wants to get chased by an angry seal mumma!

Seal Watching in North Norfolk - Yesihaveablog | Seals Norfolk Horsey Gap | Seal Colony | Norfolk - Life in a Fine City | Winterlust

Seal Watching in North Norfolk - Yesihaveablog | Horsey Gap | Norfolk - Life in a Fine City | Winterlust

Once you’ve managed to tear yourself away from the roar of the waves and the stark, unending horizon of the North Sea you can meander through the dunes; keeping an eye out for relics of our country’s history nestled amongst the spikes of the beach grass.

Seal Watching in North Norfolk - Yesihaveablog | World War II Pillbox Horsey | WW2 | Norfolk - Life in a Fine City | Winterlust

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Seal Watching in North Norfolk - Yesihaveablog | WW2 Pillbox Horsey Gap | Norfolk - Life in a Fine City | Winterlust

A World War Two Pillbox, used as a lookout and defence post against invasion on the East Coast.

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