You are likely to see seals anywhere along the Norfolk coast. If you look out to sea as you walk along the beach you may see a seal swimming parallel to the beach watching you. There are two major breeding sites in Norfolk, which are at the National Trust reserve at Blakeney Point and at Horsey Beach, where large numbers of seals come ashore to give birth, breed and to moult.
If you go to either of these places at the pupping time remember to stay well clear of the seals, the females are protective of their young and if they are disturbed, they may abandon their pups. During this time, the males are also aggressive, as they try to mate with as many females as they can. The males can move surprisingly quickly across the sand so don’t put the seals or yourselves at risk.
Please follow the advice on any signs and if you have a dog with you keep it on the lead and away from the seals.