Where to see seals

Where to see


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Catching a glimpse

Seals can be seen around our coast all year. The two species seen are the Atlantic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and the Common or harbour seal (Phoca vitulina).

When and where to look

The best place to see seals is down at the Sound, between the Island and the Calf of Man, often hauled up on Kitterland. Other great places to spots seals include Langness, Maughold head, and the Point of Ayre.


Please report your seal sightings to our marine officer, Lara via her email lara@manxwt.org.uk

Seal Code of Conduct

Make sure you follow our Seal Code of Conduct when you go seal spotting!

Seal code of conduct

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