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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Avoid unless Winter ! Deserted beach bombsite

If you are planning on visit here to see the seals make sure you only come during winter... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile

Excellent experience to witness the berth of Seals only feet away from the footpath. one of the... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Saltfleet, United Kingdom
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“grey seals” (18 reviews)
“seal pups” (23 reviews)
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are planning on visit here to see the seals make sure you only come during winter... November to January time and you may get the experience you are looking for. If you visit here in the summer time it is simply a short...More

1  Thank lauralovesulots
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Excellent experience to witness the berth of Seals only feet away from the footpath. one of the wonders of nature at your very feet.

1  Thank carlwhite53
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a walk to donna nook was very well kept ample parking for visitors amazing seeing the planes going over on there practice runs

1  Thank gyfoodbabie
Reviewed July 15, 2017

A good all round experience with everything well laid out. Worth a visit to this lovely part of the country.

Thank tatandrew
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Donna Nook has a good car park is quite remote and exposed but good for walkers. We are not fanatical walkers but this area is so picturesque and can take several hours if you want, on occasions RAF aircraft carry out bombing raids over this...More

Thank Maurice J
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Worth a look lots of pups being born in front of you. Rap up warm can be rather breezy with the wind off the north sea. Best time to go October late

Thank Robert G
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Wonderful to witness the seal pups. Very cold and blustery but seeing the pups and watching them interact with their Mum's was amazing and well worth the 4 hour round trip drive. Information points were very informative and the volunteer rangers were very happy to...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Free car parking. When we arrived, Red flags flying and a couple of low passes by some RAF Typhoons from nearby Conningsby. Cold and windy when we visited, but would be lovely in the warmer months.

Thank Thurcroftbiker
Reviewed February 20, 2017

It's rare that I get to see animals in their natural habitat and I'm glad to have experienced Donna Nook nature reserve. I would describe it as like watching Planet Earth but in real life. It was so cool to hundreds of seals lying about...More

1  Thank Cindy P
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We did wonder where we were going, lots of wined Road, until we saw signs for Donna Nook, there was 2 entrances one which you pay a couple of pounds, this entrance you have toilets there, the other entrance was free, we didn't have much...More

Thank Helicopte
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September 11, 2017|
Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are unlikely to be seal pups there at this time as it's a little early, although the adult seals will be starting to arrive. The figures below are from the seal count last year in October and you can see the... More
August 21, 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
margaret r
August 8, 2017|
Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you can stay overnight but you should be able to park a decent sized motor home here. The main car park isn't massive but it doesn't get busy outside of the seal season. There are also overflow car-parks... More