Wildlife

Seals can often be seen from the Lookout at Beach Cottage because Norfolk is lucky to be the home of a major seal colony at Blakeney: Try Beans Boat Trips,  Bishops Boat Trips or Temples Seal Trips. There is also a colony of grey seals on the beach between Horsey and Winterton. You can see their pups in the months of December and January by walking from the car park near Horsey Windpump,  past the Nelson Pub (interesting Broad’s paraphenalia, good pub grub and an excellent pint of Woodforde’s Wherry) and onto the Seal Colony at Horsey Gap.  Here’s another link.

For the ‘twitchers’ amongst you, the coastal reserves of Snettisham, Titchwell, Scolt Head Island are all within easy reach of Mundesley.  You can take a boat to Scolt Head Island from here.    Cley Marshes, Salthouse Marshes & Blakeney are nearby, as are the inland attractions of Sculthorpe Moor and Syderstone Common (famous for its Natterjack Toad). And of course the Norfolk Broads is rich in bird and wild life.  See the Birds of Britain and the RSPB for more information.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust can offer plenty of natural habitats to explore, and the Ted Ellis Trust, home of the famous Norfolk naturalist is another place worthy of a visit.

Pensthorpe Nature Park  is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails and beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation.

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