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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Paid here a visit but you can check on the website if there are seals about and they were if only a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Fantastic place.

We decided to visit , one of my friends had been before , but a long time ago. The place is lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“grey seals” (20 reviews)
“seal pups” (25 reviews)
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid here a visit but you can check on the website if there are seals about and they were if only a few can get very busy but we parked ok it was dry so no muddy feet and paths to beach are wire covered...More

Thank nikndel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit , one of my friends had been before , but a long time ago. The place is lovely , the grey seals are a great sight too see . Their are staff patrolling the area,telling people about the seals , and...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We visited on November 14, which is close to peak seal occupancy. A relatively modest double fence keeps visitors off the beach, although the seals and pups obligingly sprawl on the sand just about a meter away. The guides said they aren't bothered by humans...More

Thank KentishBX
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Delighted and amazed to be so close to so many seals and their pups. Fascinating to watch their natural behaviours, such as when the cows rub the pups with their flippers to encourage them to feed and the sounds as they cry out for each...More

Thank kensmoon
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Never seen seals in their natural habitat and have always wanted to. This little gem popped up on my Facebook feed and I looked into it. Got up early and arrived for 8am. Parked up no probs, followed a walkway and and oh! There’s a...More

Thank Butterflysmile
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I've been visiting here for the last few years to see the seals and have never been disappointed. This year we visited on a Sunday and got here what I thought was reasonably early - it was already heaving, with the farmer's field very full...More

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Usually very cold, do not underestimate weather conditions. If you are lucky you will see birth of a baby seal, takes just few seconds, it is so rare to be a witness of! Highly recommended place to visit.

Thank wszyp
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I've been recommending everybody I know to come and see these adorable, little seal babies! Only £2 to park to go and see something so naturally beautiful is amazing. It really is wonderful to see them. Apparently they are hoping they will see about 2,000...More

Thank elephant-kat
Reviewed 26 November 2017

What a spectacular sight to see the seals and there new born pups up close. An amazing sight. Definitely recommend any one pay a visit.

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We arrived at 11.30 and had to use the overflow car park which was fine and not far from the seals. There are toilets and refreshments here too. The seals were a lovely sight and some were really close to the fence. It was exceptionally...More

Thank debbiewick
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9 November 2017|
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Response from FletchBradley | Reviewed this property |
Get there early as poss as gets very busy as we,re coming towards peak pupping time.No boat trips l,m afraid , it is a very out of the way bleak place , normally just a M.O.D. bombing range. If red flags flying keep beach... More
12 September 2017|
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Response from Valerie T | Reviewed this property |
It is too early. You need to be there November, December. There are a few left by the beginning of January. Try to avoid weekends, or get there early. The free car park gets very busy. There is a pay car park, (weather... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from Maurice J | Reviewed this property |
As SaraB has explained only at certain times of the year are hot/cold refreshments available those being when the pups are being borne and early rearing (Oct/Nov ish). as far as I know only one car park does this however... More