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The Cornish Seal Sanctuary makes for one of the best days out in Cornwall for the whole family. Get your tickets to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and save when you book at least a day in advance. 

  • Adult tickets for £19.99 on the day, or £15.99 when you book in advance
  • Child tickets for £16.99 on the day, or £13.59 when you book in advance
  • Concession tickets for £18.99 on the day, or £15.19 when you book in advance

Save today on your visit to one of the best things to do in Cornwall when you meet the many adorable seals of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and get your tickets today.

Welcome to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek Village! 

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is passionate about protecting and preserving seals and other marine animals in need of a helping hand. The lovely humans behind this sanctuary can't wait to share their passion with you! 

If you're looking for a unique experience in Cornwall where learning and fun go hand in hand, then the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is not to be missed!

Meet friendly seals and sea lions in this family day out in Cornwall

Meet the Grey Seals at the Harbour Views Pool and get ready to fall in love with these adorable, curious sea mammals.

During Pup Season (autumn-winter), rescued grey seal pups live in the Harbour Views Pool. In the final rehabilitation stage, they learn how to fight for their fish and interact with Adult Grey Seals to help prepare them for life in the wild.

See seals and sea lions in a whole new light. Get up close to these fantastic creatures with the underwater viewing areas! Kids and grown-ups will love this unique perspective. Watch as the seals, sea lions, and penguins transform in the water into sleek, elegant swimmers. 

But there's not just seals, you can also meet the Humboldt Penguins! These funny residents of Penguin beach are natives of Peru, so they love the Cornish sunshine and warm weather! 

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is passionate about combining learning with fun. Here you'll also find out why these penguins are threatened in the wild and what you can do to help them.

From rescue to life in the wild

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is home to Cornwall's only Seal Hospital. Here you'll follow the journey of injured Seals through their rescue from local waters, through the rehabilitation process and eventual release back into the wild.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 grey seal pups yearly from local coastal waters at this specialist Seal Hospital.

The Seal Hospital has facilities to care for 6 poorly Seal pups at one time. Each Seal costs over £2,000 to rehabilitate. The continued support from the Sanctuaries guests and visitors makes this possible, so you'll know your visit is making a difference.

Book your tickets now for a fantastic day out in Cornwall - don't forget to add Gift Aid for no extra cost and free entry for a whole year!

When booking your tickets, we'd love it if you add Gift Aid - there's no extra cost and you'll be supporting the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and all the hard work they do.

Plus, with a Gift Aid purchase, you bag yourselves a ticket that gives you free entry to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary for a whole year from the day of your first visit.

Please note, you need to be a UK taxpayer to add Gift Aid. 

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How to get there

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is located in Gweek Village.

By Car:

When you arrive by car at Helston, head for R.N.A.S. Culdrose on A3083 (signposted Lizard), drive along this road to the roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout (sign posted St Keverne). About ½ mile along on the B3293 road, turn left and follow the signpost to Gweek. When you arrive in Gweek village, turn right just before the "The Black Swan" pub and follow the signs to Seal Sanctuary.

By Bus:

The Service 35 and 35A buses run regularly from Falmouth and Helston to Gweek Village.

  • Toilets
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Café 
  • Accessible parking 

Dogs are welcome to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary but must be kept on leads at all times. 

Due to the nature of the location, there are some steep gradients on site. From the main reception area and car park, it is about a 600m walk to our seal hospital, and then a further 300m downhill to our seal pools.

Visitors using mobility scooters or electric wheelchairs:

The hills leading down to the pools may exceed 16° which may not be suitable for some mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. Please check your instruction manuals before visiting.

For visitors unable to use their mobility scooters or electric wheelchairs on steep slopes, we do have limited accessible parking available near the hospital and seal pools.

Vehicle Assistance:

For visitors that may need mobility assistance due to the site’s steep gradients, we have a golf buggy that operates on a seasonal basis that can take up to four passengers or two passengers plus a wheelchair or mobility scooter. On some days, the golf buggy may be unavailable and so the on-site van is able to take up to four passengers.

For days that neither the golf buggy or on-site van is available, or for visitors unable to use these for any reason, there is limited accessible parking available near the hospital and seal pools. 

Please speak to a member of the team on arrival if you require this assistance.

Accessible Parking:

The main accessible parking area is immediately in front of the main reception, or there are a limited number of spaces to park by the seal pools which is then on a relatively flat surface, giving you access to all of our residents and beaver enclosure. 

Accessible Toilets:

The accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are located in front reception, and on the left hand side of the Seal Hospital. The baby-changing facilities include changing units with a weight limit of 50lbs. Unfortunately, there are no accessible toilet facilities once down the hill by the seals pools due to the estuary location.

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