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“Seal Colony and Light House at Cape Foul Wind”

Cape Foulwind Walkway
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Westport
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Kimberley025
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Seal Colony and Light House at Cape Foul Wind”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Nice walk from the car park to the light house then went to see the seal colony further round the coast. Car park close by and nice walking track. Lovely to watch the seals especially the young ones. Great views. Toilets in both car parks.

Visited November 2013
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Seals. & stunning scenery.”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

A beautiful walkway past stunning coastline & a seal colony! Loved this walk from seal colony to lighthouse. We saw several seals all lazing on the rocks. Even though we got rained on we'd thorough recommend this walk.

Visited November 2013
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Westport, New Zealand
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“Lovely setting”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not only viewing the seals but also enjoy the Cape Foulwind Walkway. It's a fantastic one hours plus walk on the cliffs above the coast. It's invigorating and you are often watching big waves rolling in and splashing of the rocks You can wander down to some empty beaches too.

Visited November 2013
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westport nz
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“spectacular views”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

with easy access for all ages & abilities the Seal Colony gives you a good insight ( & smell ) as to the life cycle of fur seals. The babies are soooo appealing & it is amazing to see them & the adults in what are often huge seas. The Bay itself is also worth visit & take a clifftop walk for more stunning views

Visited April 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Not too many seals were to be seen when we visited but the views of the coastline and of the waves breaking spectacularly over the rocks was fantastic.

Visited November 2013
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