Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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

We are open daily, 11am - 4pm with last admissions at 3pm. Please book your free arrival slot and tickets via our website.

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 sea lions, playful penguins and 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.

Tickets: Adult: £19.99 Child: £16.99 Family: £66.00 Concessions: £18.99

Under 3's go free

  • PinThe Helford / Helston
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