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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Cornwall TR12 6UG
01326 221361
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Parking available. A Free Carer policy is in place. If you have specific accessibility questions, please call to talk to a member of the team. Full accessibility information is available on the website.
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About Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Take the family to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and learn about its work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of seals around Cornwall’s coastline.

Based in Gweek, commanding panoramic views of the Helford River, the sanctuary is dedicated to seal rescue, rehabilitation and release, as well as raising awareness of how plastic pollution has affected our marine life in Cornwall. It also provides a forever home to animals needing permanent specialist care from the experts.

Meet the rescued seal pups going through rehabilitation during pup season in the winter, before being returned to the wild. See and hear about the resident animals and learn about their stories.

Explore woodland walks with your fourlegged friends, and get a bite at the café.

Seasonal Opening Times

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is open daily from November 2021 – March 2022 from 11am-4pm. The attraction is closed on Christmas Day. From April 2022 until October 2022, the Seal Sanctuary opens from 10am -5pm daily.

Fun for little kids

The Discovery Cove Playground allows children to learn with play - your little ones can enjoy a variety of activities which are both fun and educational.

What Visitors Say

"Lovely morning spent here. The work they do is essential and they provide a safe place for any seals not able to be released. Recommend the day out. And amazing you can take dogs, normally we wouldn't be able to visit these places."
"What a wonderful place. I really enjoyed seeing the seals that they are helping rehab and those that stay there permanently. There are signs with information about all the resident seals."
"We went here, not expecting much. But my goodness, it truly is a wonderful place. We expected an hour at most we'd be there but when we looked we had been there for nearly 4 hours."

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