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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A must see

Visited the sanctuary 30 years ago and always wanted to go back. Great location, really warm... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimyorkshire
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North Yorkshire
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Very good

I enjoyed it here we went for a friends birthday. To see the seals, sea lions, otters and penguins... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah H
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Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
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All reviews steep hill sea lions heart warming entrance fee fantastic job keep up the good work few hours lovely place couple of hours woodland walk helford river car park hard work enjoyable visit value for money great afternoon discount voucher
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here in october for my other half birthday. Got there ok easy to find loads of parking need a good hand break as the parking is very steep. Staff run a bus down to where the seals are and back up to the shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kelly w
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the sanctuary 30 years ago and always wanted to go back. Great location, really warm welcome, very knowledgable and wonderful animals being cared for and some hopefully released back to the wild.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kimyorkshire
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Hopefully not as long between visits!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went Wednesday 6th Feb and what a lovely day we had. We spent hours watching the seals and reading their stories. It is amazing what you do for them how you help them back to 100% health (although it must be hard not to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cher817
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. We're pleased to hear you had a lovely day with us, enjoying the animals and the fact that we are dog friendly and your dog can enjoy our sanctuary with you....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed it here we went for a friends birthday. To see the seals, sea lions, otters and penguins was amazing you can get quite close to them and see them feed and seals feed in the tunnels.. knowing that your money goes to helping...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sarah H
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review of our sanctuary, we appreciate it. Tickets are valid for a year and guests can come back as often as they wish during the year's validity. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved it at the sanctuary and lovelly views. Bit hard work in a wheelcair but was worth it. RecommendedMore

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nomad549270
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation of our sanctuary. We love it when people love us! We do have a safari bus running in peak periods which runs between reception and the pools all day. if the person is able to get out of the wheelchair...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went today to the seal sanctuary most of the things were shut yet we still had to pay the same price as if it was summer time when it would all be open. Very limited talks throughout the day, I’m sure it’s a lovely place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kirahmortimer
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us. I wish you had contacted us during your visit when we could have potentially resolved any issues. The only area closed is the old play area which is under development with an exciting new Discovery Cove...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if you visit Cornwall. Knowing that our sealife is being looked after/ nursed back to health is wonderful.Oodles of info about the seals in residence and seals in general.......There is a steep hill up to get to the hospital and an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HolibobMark
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comments about our sanctuary. What an informative review and thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again next January!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place providing sanctuary for injured seals. Very educational with loads of fun activities for people of all ages! Would highly recommend!More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ella W
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary. We're pleased you found your visit very educational with lots of fun activities and thought it was an amazing place. We look forward to seeing you again soon - your tickets are valid for 12...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 of us visited here and all loved it, a real sanctuary for seals in need, and you get a real close up encounter and can clearly see how loved the seals are. The guides were very informative and polite and helpful. It is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tedosborn
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. We love it when people love us! I've passed on your positive comments regarding the guides to JP. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting here especially in the winter when it’s quiet. However the seals are still as active and visible and we were able to see some of the babies in the hospital. Staff are all friendly and helpful and it’s fun to watch the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JerseyGirl1981
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely 5 star review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. We're pleased to hear you love visiting us and are repeat guests with us.

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