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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: 01507 526667
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Absolutely gorgeous place

We love it, such a lovely reminder of what nature is all about, could of watched the seals forever. The seals are very well protected but they are so close to you and if your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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Holton Le Clay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wild and unspoilt beach area for walking. Plenty of car parking and usually a catering van there. In October the grey seals come ashore to have their babies so the area is roped off for their safety. Still able to see them. Dogs to be kept under control St this time.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We love it, such a lovely reminder of what nature is all about, could of watched the seals forever. The seals are very well protected but they are so close to you and if your lucky you could see one give birth, not for younger eyes though!

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Donna Nook is where the seals come in to breed in the Autumn. It is a great location for a lovely long walk even when the seals aren't there. It is well worth a visit.

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited on a recommendation, a little late in the season so the majority of the seals had gone, but it was still a wonderful experience. It really is a windswept place, so warm clothing is essential, as is some decent footwear. The official car park is good, but I can imagine it fills up quickly at the height of the... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went between Christmas and New Year. Arrived early so got in the main car park but there is a large overspill. We took a picnic lunch and had a walk after viewing the seals but there was a van selling coffee etc. We had left it a bit late in the season to see the bulk of the seals although... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I normally visit Donna Nook nature reserve every year sometimes 2 or 3 times. Being into photography I tend to go earlier before the fences get put up, I like to walk out with the tide to see the seals on the sandbanks right out to sea. This perhaps isn't the best thing to do as the tide does come... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

loved the seals great family day out cold lol some great photo oppertunities for the camera lover and animal lovers really recommend this place

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York, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took a trip to Donna Nook last sunday. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a free attraction as most places you have to at least pay for the parking. Myself and my other half headed to the beach and saw seals almost instantly. Some of them were really close (you could hear it snoring!) but what really caught... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a special place to visit.....at any time of year. Easy parking usually but when it is Seal time this is very adequately extended to meet the need. For a bracing walk by the sea......you cannot beat it. Samphire is another reason to explore this part of the Coast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Popped over to Donna Nook sunday morning to see the baby seals. Had a very enjoyable time seeing them and got some great pictures. Also enjoyed the coffee from the 'burger van'😋😋 and there is a small shop to buy gifts. Easy parking 😆😆

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Address: Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: 01507 526667
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  North Somercotes

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