Donna Nook

Parking Available

Disability Access

Viewing Point

Access Point Address:
Donna Nook National Nature Reserve, Marsh Lane, Donna Nook, Louth, LN11 7PD

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One of the UK’s largest breeding colonies of grey seals, with around 2000 pups born here October to December. Pups are born with white coats and suckle from their mother for the first few weeks. This noisy wildlife spectacle is a must see.

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About Donna Nook

1150 hectares of dunes and shore. Do your bit for our Living Seas – entanglement in marine litter is a big threat to our wildlife, particularly seals, so pick up any rope or netting that you find on the beach and dispose of safely.

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What you will see

Seals are very protective of their pups, move faster than you think and can deliver a nasty bite, so keep to the viewing areas. Donna Nook is also noted for uncommon bird migrants.


Bring Your Own Picnic

Thinking about what to eat whilst you're visiting? Local Chef, Rachel Green, has given us some recipes and tips which will go down a treat by the coast

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What's Nearby

There is more than the sand and the sea, visit historic market towns and village churches or discover aviation heritage at the nearby Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and at the Aviation Heritage Centre.

See & Do

Find out how much more there is to see & do along Lincolnshire’s Natural Coast, no matter what the weather.

North Sea Observatory

Bird Watching

Beach Picnics