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Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Become part of an important effort to protect endangered species by visiting Cornish Seal Sanctuary, caring for stray, sick, and injured seal pups discovered around the Cornwall coast. The origins of this sanctuary go back to 1958 when the founder, Ken Jones, found a baby seal washed up on the beach near his home. This was the first of many rescues to be performed over the years, with the number of seals soon outgrowing the single rescue pool near Jones's house. Today, the sanctuary includes five large rescue pools and a purpose-built hospital. Drop by to meet the sanctuary’s residents, some of which could never again survive in the wild. Skip the long lines on the day of your visit by booking your tickets online. Work out when and for how long to visit Cornish Seal Sanctuary and other Helston attractions using our handy Helston tour planner.
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  • The Sanctuary has a noble purpose, rescuing and rehabilitating stranded and injured seals from the Cornwall beaches, as well as engaging generally in nature conservation work. Sick seals are brought t...  read more »
  • What a wonderful place doing excellent work to care for and rehabilitate seals. We loved walking around seeing the otters, sea lions and seals. It is a lovely setting which is very clean and very well...  read more »
  • Really well set up, loads to see and beautiful spot. My girlfriend fell in love with a grey seal. Book online before for a slightly cheaper price 
  • Knowledgable friendly staff and the whole park is lovely. An excellent place for children to see and come close to all the animals would recommend it for them especially. It's great that your money is used for a good cause but in my opinion it is too expensive.
  • Pros : very friendly knowledgeable helpful staff, it's a genuine rescue centre doing good work, your money supports this, lovely to see the seals, beautiful location. Cons: quite small and can be looked round quite quickly, gets very busy
  • Not cheap but needs the money for its good work. Great for pre-teens. Need to be there for feeding which is done sequentially so you can move from one enclosure to another and hear the guides. Feeding started at 2pm when we went.
  • Lots of cute seals to look at, very knowledgeable staff so learn a lot. Loved it!
  • Nice place to see seals and sea lions, as well as a few other animals. Was a good place to spend an afternoon.
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