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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: 01507 526667

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Donna Kebab

Beautiful rugged coastline, in the middle of the marshes, what better place to see little baby seals and their parents roll around, honking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tommy R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well a nice new car park since we visited some years ago and surprise it was free. The walk was short to beach area,it is not a good beach there is better at other nearby resorts,but it is great for dog walking . The big draw is winter when all the seals are here with their pups. But if you... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful rugged coastline, in the middle of the marshes, what better place to see little baby seals and their parents roll around, honking.

Thank Tommy R
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We visited the reserve recently after it was recommended to us by family and we were very impressed. There is plenty of parking and the walk down to the beach is lovely, but the real treat is the beach. It is massive and so clean! We even saw the seals, which we were very impressed by. Up the street from... More 

1 Thank gra1990
Louth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The second largest Grey Seal reserve in England. It is free to visit. The best time to see the seals is in November and December. You can visit all the year round but the seals are only there when they give birth. It is less busy mid week but there are still many visitors. There is a good car park... More 

1 Thank Valerie T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Took a dog and a seven year old, spent a few hours walking and running, brilliant spot, plenty of room! Was very windy when we went, doesn't spoil it at all though. Had our picnic in the grassed area of the car park as the sand was wet but still very enjoyable.

Thank Kim B
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great to walk the dogs when the red flags are not up. Otherwise not good. You can't really walk the full length of the reserve. No toilets in the main car park. So don't drink too much before you go. Bring your own food, you can have a picnic there.

Thank Jackiestagg2356
Spalding, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
135 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We didn't particularly go to see the seals, but for a ride out with visiting family. As it happened, no seals - apparently to be seen in winter - but also no walking on the reserve as the red flags were flying, showing possible RAF activity.

3 Thank lynnc185
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

We travelled here in November 2015. Upon arrival we didn't really know what to expect, but as we follow the reserve on social media, we knew that there would be at least some seals due to the seal counter. When arrived and parked, you have to climb up a hill of sand to the top, which is where the seals... More 

1 Thank loveroftravel20
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

I find the Tripadvisor reviews of this misleading, you can only see the Seals close up between October and January, if you go any other time the seals are about half a mile or more out and can really only be seen with binoculars. The road to the car park is narrow so take care, There are no signs to... More 

1 Thank Paul R
Retford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Great place to visit any time of the year, but especially in November when all the seal pups are being born. Never seen so many seals in one place and so close to the footpaths. Totally amazing.

1 Thank KarenT1974

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