Seal beach

On our recent trip to Norfolk, we visited Horsey gap to see the Grey Seals, which are pupping at this time of year. The site is well wardened and viewing points are set up on the dunes which keep the visitors at a safe distance, but from which you get excellent views of the seals.

Horsey Gap has over 2000 adult seals using the beach. The pups are very different from their mothers, having white fur and lots were present on the beach. We just missed seeing a pup being born by minutes.

This was an incredible sight and good to see large numbers of pups. The population of Grey Seals declined to 500 animals by the early 20th century but the population has now grown to 120,000. The UK population constitutes 40% of the world population and 95% of the Grey Seals in European waters.

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