Day Trips, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife

Seal Sanctuary

Gweek, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR12 6UG
Seal pops up in the water
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Situated in 40 acres of stunning Cornish countryside, The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Our seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast. Come and meet our residents, enjoy our wide open spaces & enjoy a relaxing drink or snack in our Seal Sanctuary Café.


  • Free parking
  • Dog-friendly
  • Children’s Pirate ship play area
  • Seal rescue hospital
  • Feeds & demonstrations
  • Café


  • Adults (over 15) £15,50
  • Child (aged 3 to 14) £12,95
  • Concession (over 60s) £14,50
  • Students (ID required) £9,76
  • Family of four (two adults and two children) £48
  • Parent & toddler £10
  • Additional adult £10



Opening times

Daily 11am – 3.30pm (last admissions 3pm)

Local directions

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.

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