A new seaside café offering unrivalled views of a seal colony has seen visitors flocking from all over. 

Seal View has become a popular spot for nature enthusiasts who are looking to replenish their energy levels after watching the "adorable" seal pups at Winterton. 

The café opened back in October and its owner Debbie Hives said she feels lucky to work in such a "beautiful" location. 

Eastern Daily Press: The new Seal View cafe cabins at Winterton.The new Seal View cafe cabins at Winterton. (Image: Denise Bradley)

The 57-year-old, from Hemsby, said: "People come from miles to see the seals. You can see them from the car park - it's such a great view.

"A photographer from BBC's Winterwatch was here not long ago and he said it's the only place in England where you can be this close and you can witness the full cycle of a seal's life from birth.

"Watching them in their natural habitat is incredible."

The café includes a takeaway unit and a log cabin where customers can escape the elements while enjoying a hot drink or a bite to eat.

From breakfast baps and gourmet burgers to Yorkshire puddings filled with all of the trimmings, there's plenty on the menu.

Eastern Daily Press: Seals on the beach at Winterton.Seals on the beach at Winterton. (Image: Denise Bradley)
The log cabin has been transformed with a Christmas-grotto theme for the holiday period. 

Ms Hives, who also runs other businesses along Great Yarmouth seafront, said she is hoping to introduce a second log cabin in the new year - which will focus more on desserts. 

"Business has been going really well," she said. "We have had great feedback. People are really pleased with the service, and the food and drink offering.

"We have also met lots of locals, who are wonderful.

Eastern Daily Press: Debbie Hives, owner of the new Seal View cafe at Winterton.Debbie Hives, owner of the new Seal View cafe at Winterton. (Image: Denise Bradley)

"We still have a lot to do, but the café has improved massively in the short time we have been open."

It comes after the Edge, a clifftop diner that offered "restaurant-style" dishes, left its spot at Winterton beach. 

The car park was also recently extended, with capacity back to where it was before problems with coastal erosion started in Winterton.

Eastern Daily Press: Families and their dogs inside the cosy cabin at the new Seal View cafe at Winterton.Families and their dogs inside the cosy cabin at the new Seal View cafe at Winterton. (Image: Denise Bradley)

Due to the erosion, in 2019 the former Dunes Cafe was demolished and earlier this year the coastwatch tower also had to be taken down.

Jan Hewitt, the land owner, added: "Because this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) we worked closely with Natural England to extend the car back to the capacity it was before and the entrance has been moved.

"Keeping fingers crossed, we have turned a corner and we have had no loss this year at all - in terms of erosion."