Located on the beautiful Helford Estuary, by the picturesque village of Gweek, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit. 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 40 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
The Sanctuary is also home to fun loving otters, playful penguins, potty paddock animals and a rock pool hosting a wide range of marine creatures.
Over the years he became more renowned for his work and he was soon dealing with more and more sick and injured seals every year. So in 1975 the Seal Sanctuary moved to bigger premises at Gweek; where Ken slowly built up the sanctuary to what it is today.
The Sanctuary now has wonderful facilities including nursery pools, convalescence and resident pools as well as a specially designed hospital with isolation pools and treatment areas.
Many seals have been rescued over the years and most are successfully released back into the ocean after being nursed back to health. However, some are never strong enough to return to their natural habitat and therefore make the seal sanctuary their permanent home.
The Sanctuary holds a variety of other animals including Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions and even occasionally dolphins and turtles.
Opening times: Open daily from 10am except Christmas Day.
Please call or email for closing times.
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