Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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Experience animal welfare in action at Cornwall’s only Seal Sanctuary and rescue centre.


The sanctuary has now reopened but it is important to pre-book your visit, so that we can monitor visitor numbers and adhere to government guidelines. Booking a time slot means we can ensure our visitor’s and staff’s safety during your visit. Please arrive on time.

Hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion characters whose individual stories are brought to life during your visit.  

The Sanctuary is also home to fun loving otters, playful penguins and potty paddock animals.

 Explore behind the scenes at the heart of marine rescue in Cornwall’s only working Seal Hospital. See how we carry out life-saving work with our animals and nurture our new arrivals. You can also experience what it takes to become a marine expert. From a sneak peek at our food preparation area, to getting hands on in our hospital pup pen you’ll get an insight into the science behind the Sanctuary. We also have a host of special activities to celebrate this year please check out our events tab for full details.

Tucked against the picturesque backdrop of the Helford River, the Sanctuary is a designated site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our 42 acre centre also boasts a woodland quiz trail, café with undercover seating and two gift shops. Don’t miss out on our great all year round events calendar.

Cornwall Today Awards 2013 - Best Contribution to Wildlife and Conservation Award


Adult - £15.50 

Child - £12.50

Concession - £14.50

Under 3's go free

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Opening Days - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

10am - 5pm (last admissions 3pm)

If you are planning on visiting, you must pre-book your ticket on our website prior to arrival along with your arrival slot. If you have a ticket already, a locals pass or voucher, please make sure to book an arrival slot also on our website - . Dogs on leads always welcome.

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