Sun, 08 Dec|
Seals at Ravenscar Beach
December is a great time to photograph grey seals at Ravenscar, North Yorkshire - middle of the pupping season.
Time & Location
08 Dec 2019, 09:00
Ravenscar, Ravenscar, Scarborough YO13 0ET, UK
About the Event
Not fenced off like Donna Nook so should be able to get closer shots (although advised not to get too close). It is a bit oif a scramble down the cliff. Please note time will depend on tides which will be checked nearer the time.
There are around 300 seals living at the foot of Ravenscar - the rocky headland which features in just about every postcard photograph of Robin Hood's Bay. To get close to them you can park in Ravenscar village, there's plenty of on-street parking available, though it can get busy in the summer.
Head towards the National Trust shop (from the road) and just to its right you'll see a rocky track heading down onto Ravenhall Golf Course. A couple of hundred meters down the track you'll see a wooden signpost directing you down across the grass towards the cliff edge (not as dangerous as it sounds!). Just follow the path all the way down to the beach. The last section is a bit tricky, and can be slippy if there's been rain recently, so be careful.
This is not an advisable walk for those with mobility issues, or particularly young children (it is not pushchair friendly!). But if you're up for a bit of mud and the occasional scramble it's definitely worth the effort. Make sure you always check the tide time too - you don't want to get cut off!
Low tide 7.26 high tide 13.36 sunrise 8.10am