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This is a well worth visit if you are interested in seeing seals in a natural setting. For the three pound parking fee you get the chance to see the seals and their pups. When we visited there were about 500 seals with 8 pups...More
A must stop by when visiting Norfolk - great for seal watching in their natural habitat. Lovely sand dunes and part of Norfolk coast path. Very glad I stopped by when visiting Norfolk! Highlight of our trip
Went to Horsey as something to do before heading home.
I wore knee high boots with heels - not recommended. Other visitors wore wellies...... These were the sensible ones and should follow their example.
Expect lots of walking on sand and dunes....... What a work...More
Drove for 1 &1/2 hours from our holiday location with two bored young kids.
However, seeing the seals on the beach & close up made it all worth it.
Amazing to be able to stand and watch the seals in their natural habitat and to...More
Another amazing year watching the seals at Horsey. They are just such lovely creatures. Was lucky enough last year to see pups being born, Nature at its best. Visit Norfolk loads so always visit and never disappoints. Have also seen seals at Winterton, Gorleston and...More
Sunny cold sunday morning we headed to find the seals. Pay and display car parking. Suitable shoes should be worn. Signs said 15 minute walk to seals. Got to beach 36 to be surprised to see x2 seals swimming it was great.
I saw an article on apple news about the area and the seals and decided to visit, so glad I did and will return again.
The best was to see them is head for the Nelsons head pub also worth a visit.
From the Nelsons...More
Having seen the signs advertising the seal watching area we decided to visit Horsey earlier this week. The car park was reasonably priced and whilst there were signs directing the way to the seal colony these were somewhat confusing at first. We decided to follow...More
My husband comes from Norfolk and we moved back here twenty two years ago. We never tire of visiting here especially when the seal pups have been born. Whenever family visit we take them here and our grandchildren love it.
From former experience I can say that a seal in such terrible condition will have been taken to a sanctuary. There, it will have been seen by a vet, frisbee removed and then cared for until it is well enough to be released... More
From former experience I can say that a seal in such terrible condition will have been taken to a sanctuary. There, it will have been seen by a vet, frisbee removed and then cared for until it is well enough to be released back to its pack, usually onto the same beach.
If the RSPCA was called, then chances are they then liaised with the more local 'Marine and Wildlife Rescue', a charity based in Great Yarmouth. Their number is 01692 650338. If they did not collect the seal themselves, they will be able to help you. If they did, then the seal may be cared for by them or have been transferred to one of the Norfolk seal centres, e.g. Hunstanton or West Lynn.
I managed to track what happened to a young seal I found on Norfolk's Gorleston beach once and after a few phone calls I eventually found out. 'My' seal had been collected by the above mentioned charity.
I also seem to remember that there is an organisation which records all UK shores ocean mammals incidents and I think that could be the following:
British Divers Wildlife Rescue, 01825 765546
Again, if it isn't them, then they should be able to direct you.
I am so sorry to hear that your beautiful moments of getting so close to this amazing wildlife was marred by the unnecessary distress and possible injury caused to this helpless animal. Hopefully the experts will have been able to save it.
Please do post on here once and what you find out for other readers to see too.
Thank you, M.