SEA LIFE Trust Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek

3.8
Become part of an important effort to protect endangered species by visiting SEA LIFE Trust 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. Use our Helston tour planner to arrange your visit to SEA LIFE Trust Cornish Seal Sanctuary and other attractions in Helston.
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  • Brilliant place ..dog friendly too ..lovely walks ..def recommend a vist if you are in the area ..staff in cafe very helpful too ..  more »
  • Our first time visiting the seal sanctuary and it by far exceeded our expectations. The seals are extremely well cared for and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The sanctuary...  more »
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  • This place is so lovely! You can get close to the seals, sea lions, otters and penguins. The wildlife seem happy to be there, and we just enjoyed watching them! Great value for money. Staff were all nice and friendly.
  • Absolutely fab day. The kids were really interested in the names of the seals and why they had been taken into the sanctuary. Great extras like the nature walk and plenty of places for a picnic. The weather was perfect which always helps! Pay one for the whole year, we'll definitely return.
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