Seals in Norfolk
A four-mile-long spit of rugged salt marsh, Blakeney Point (in the heart of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is home to England’s largest colony of grey seals. It’s become a haven for the big-eyed sea mammals, who have no natural predators here and find it the perfect spot to give birth. Between October and January each year, hordes of seals congregate at the point to produce around 3,000 pups. The best way to watch the phenomenon is on a boat trip from Morston Quay: there are a handful of family-run businesses that run seasonal expeditions.