Guidance on viewing seals
When visiting a seal colony please follow the walking routes and keep within the fence lines to avoid stressing the seals out, which can cause pups to be abandoned.
Dogs can cause alarm to seals so are best left at home. If you do bring them then please keep them on short leads.
Please avoid taking your photo with any seals as you may disturb protective females and territorial males, which could result in injury.
Pups are occasionally left by their mothers for short times and this is perfectly normal. The pup may also cry. This may sound distressing even if the seal pup is perfectly fine. The most important thing to remember is to always keep your distance and not approach any seals as this can cause unnecessary stress.
If a seal has a visible injury then please speak to a member of our staff or call the local National Trust property. Please keep your distance and do not attempt to move any seal yourself.