Top Places to Spot Wildlife in Norfolk

Norfolk is filled with all sorts of wildlife, from seals to otters, spiders to butterflies, and there are some fantastic places to catch a glimpse of the wildlife in Norfolk.

Horsey Beach

The beautiful Norfolk coast is home to colonies of adorable Grey seals. Visible from Horsey beach, during pupping season you can see the sea dogs and their fluffy white puppies from the safe distance of viewing platforms on the beach. In North Norfolk, there is also the opportunity to take a boat ride out to see the seals at Blakeney Point, but Horsey is much closer to Seacroft Holiday Village and the views from the platform at more than suitable to see the seals!

When spotting wildlife in Norfolk, Horsey beach is a great place to see Norfolk's seals and their pups.

On the Broads

Why not explore the Broads National Park for the day? On board one of Richardson’s Day Boats is the perfect place to spot some exclusive wildlife in Norfolk, from the re-introduced fen raft spider to the elusive otter, Richardson’s Day Boat Hire has a variety of boats at different berths, so whether you’re a couple or a larger group there’s a day boat to suit your wildlife-spotting needs!

Spotting wildlife in Norfolk is even easier aboard one of Richardson's Day Boat Hires.

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

Perfect for bird spotting, RSPB’s Strumpshaw Fen has a wide variety for you to see. From the nocturnal Barn Owl to the Bittern, Cetti’s warbler to the colourful Kingfisher, this is the place to visit if birds are what you want to see in Norfolk. Marsh harriers can also be seen here in the spring, with their impressive sky-dancing displays, as well as waterfowl preparing nests. As well as birds, in the summer different varieties of butterflies and dragonflies can be seen, including the stunning swallowtail butterfly.


Please check with service provider before travelling for correct pricing and information. Last reviewed 27 March 2017.
Photo of seal at Horsey beach provided by Adam Yardley.

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