Seals by the seaside: Your pictures of pups on the Sunderland and South Shields coast

Seals are frequent visitors to our beaches, come rain or shine - and recently we have had quite a few take a rest stop on our shores.

By Debra Fox
Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 2:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 2:19 pm
We have been loving your pictures of seals.
We have been loving your pictures of seals.

Whether you've been visiting the seaside at Sunderland or South Shields, many of you have been lucky enough to spot a pup reclining on the sand or enjoying the sunshine. We took a look back through our archive at some of our favourite pictures, taken by you, catching the seals in action - along with some of your recent photographs. See them here in all of their glory.

A big smile. Picture: Steven Lomas.
Strike a pose! Picture: Lee Ridley.
Barking at the sea. Picture: Steven Lomas.
Time for a rest. Picture: Lyndsey Kelly.
Peekaboo! Picture: Steven Lomas.
Taking a rest on the sand. Picture: Julie Marsh.
A happy little visitor. Picture: Steven Lomas.
Sun in his eyes. Picture: Wendy Price.
Snoozing away. Picture: Gemma Adamson.
What you looking at? Picture: Steven Lomas.
On the move. Picture: Sarah Jane Handy.
Take my photo! Picture: Lee Tuck.
Photo bombing the pet dog. Picture: Nicola Watson Walker.
Forty winks. Picture: Robert Hutchinson.
Double trouble! Picture: Steven Lomas.