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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

#1 of 1 things to do in North Somercotes Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Annual visit to Donna Nook...

I have visited the seals who come to Donna Nook beach to give birth for many years. This year I... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Grimsby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic visit

We were staying in North Somercotes so walked from our accommodation, via the overflow carpark... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Ruth G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have visited the seals who come to Donna Nook beach to give birth for many years. This year I brought along my partner and his family who are first time visitors. We managed to park in the main car park and enjoyed a sunlit...More

Thank PeanutRevell
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying in North Somercotes so walked from our accommodation, via the overflow carpark, onto the beach path. We were amazed at the numbers of seals, especially when one of the guides told us 500 had left the previous week. There were still lots...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience! 2minute walk from car park which we had to pay £2 for but is well worth it .Seals are mostly laid next to the fence and they're not afraid to pose for photos. Good for families and couples of all ages

Thank Jade B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Roads to this attraction are small and winding. Car parking here is £2 per vehicle, hopefully most if this goes to the sanctuary. You then walk up to the area the seals are in, be warned there are a few steps and uneven floor. Seals...More

Thank Snapplegrape
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Having gone to Grimsby to see my family with my son and grandson my Mam suggested coming here to see the seals. A cousin has been and told her about it. So as it was a sunny Saturday morning we decided to go. It was...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Visit the seal sanctuary to see baby seal pups. Super day out for whole family from the youngest to old dodgers. A short climb over a dune via a path (no scooter pathway) but with family members help and going slowly, you will enjoy the...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 10 December 2016

What a privilege and a wonderful Experience to visit this Nature Reserve To see Newly born vulnerable day old Seal Cubs at close range was Fantastic The Well organised and Well run site is a credit to all the Wardens who Look after and Patrol...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

our first visit to see the seals at Donna Nook absolutely amazing sight and day lovely walk this is a must see, only £2.00 to park bought loads of fresh produce off the farmers trailer as well really well worth a visit a little tip...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited a couple of weeks ago absolutely thrilled we did. Lots of baby seals that had been born over the past week or so and managed to see one that had been born that morning. A lot of the seals lay close to the fence...More

Thank Kep70
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to see the beauty of the bleak Lincolnshire coast come to life with thousands of seals and their pups, then a day at Donna Nook is an absolute must! The path runs right alongside the seals, who don't seem to care that...More

Thank Midvixen
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Heather M
Are the seals still there.
4 February 2017|
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Response from bops67 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I doubt they are still there but can't say for certain. I went in mid November when activity was at its peak. I then went 3 weeks later and numbers had drastically reduced. There were not many pregnant seals left at that... More
Kris E
Is Donna Nook dog friendly ?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Yes its dog friendly if dogs are under control and on a lead. breeding season is pretty much over now. that being said there are lovely walks in the opposite direction from the seal viewing area which are perfect for dogs... More
Kris E
Hi Am hoping to visit soon.Is Donna Nook dog friendly ?
28 December 2016|
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Response from thewhiteheadfamily | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at all when the seals have their pups. Yes when seals not there.