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Grey seal pups are breeding in their thousands on the Norfolk coast

A record number of grey seals have bred at Blakeney Point and Horsey beach in Norfolk. 1700 have been recorded at Horsey and nearly 3000 at Blakeney

See Kate Prout's report here

The seals bring in thousands of visitors over Winter which also brings in much-needed revenue to local pubs and cafes

"The seals have a huge impact on our business. We have a lot of visitors come to the area specifically to see them. They park in our car park and use our facilities afterwards. Over the last 7, 8 or 9 years it's got bigger and bigger. Word has spread. Word of mouth is always the best recommendation"

– Philip Pearson, Nelson Head pub
Pups that were washed up in Winterton during the 2013 surge are now breeding there. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Volunteer wardens patrol the beaches of Horsey and Winterton ensuring walkers and dogs don't get too near the pups. Too much disturbance and the parents could disown their offspring and leave them alone on the beach to fend for themselves.