Seal proves popular with crowds at the South Beach in Lowestoft
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Since it has reopened this year, the Lowestoft South Beach has proved a popular attraction for all sorts of visitors.
And on Good Friday the newly-repaired Children's Corner area attracted not only tourists but a stunning - and very friendly - seal.
The creature was first spotted by onlookers walking along the new promenade at around 11am after being seen on some nearby rocks.
There was initially some concern among the small crowd of people who gathered that the animal might be in some distress and may need rescuing.
Some people went to the nearby RNLI shop on the South Pier in case the alarm needed to be raised.
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But the seal soon showed he or she was in good spirits by swimming towards the beach.
Photographer Mick Howes caught some images of the animal on camera as he appeared to be loving the attention of people taking pictures – looking up at those watching on the South Pier whilst rolling around in the sand.
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'The seal seemed quite fit and well and was just having a good time,' Mr Howes said, adding that the seal was 'probably sunbathing!'
'I think it attracted quite a lot of interest from people walking along the pier and was just a nice, interesting addition,' Mr Howes added.
'People were fascinated to see it, so there was quite an audience.'
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