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Interesting visit in a beautiful setting

Four hours happily spent watching the antics of seals, sea lions, penguins and otters in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham W
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Nice place to visit

Persuaded hubby to visit the seal sanctuary during our stay in Cornwall and enjoyed our short... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JulieBob1234
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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All reviews steep hill sea lions entrance fee fantastic job keep up the good work few hours couple of hours lovely place woodland walk car park helford river hard work value for money great afternoon staff were friendly discount voucher pastries
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We finally got around to visiting the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, despite knowing about it for a few years. After now visiting it is a really important place to see when you visit Cornwall, the work that they do is a vital part of helping the wildlife in the area.

The weather was a little showery and it was a little hard to find cover, but in true British fashion went and had tea and cake. This was really nice and sensibly priced as well.

The seals themselves were really well cared for, and the charity clearly have the wild seals best interests close to their hearts. Ensuring that they return to the seas they were born to swim in, as soon as they were ready. Some of the resident seals that cannot return are real characters, and are stars themselves. The one that really touched us with his story was 'Ray' he had a difficult start to life and would never survive in the wild. He was lovely with the younger seals and had a gentle heart. Apparently he even has his own Facebook page.

It's not massive but a nice place to spent a couple of hours. prices sensible and the shop has some nice goods as well. If you go say hello to Ray for us!

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for the second year running. As a honeymoon treat we booked breakfast with the seals and had a private tour before feeding the sealions and then having a large continental breakfast ourselves. We stayed for another couple of hours watching the otter, penguin and seal feeding. The work they do is fantastic and 84 pups were rescued last year. The residents are very happy. Gorgeous views over the Helford Estuary. Been going off and on for thirty odd years and will surely return.dogs welcome

Thank Sam3314
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit the park at least once a year. We try to visit at least once during the pupping season so as to see the young seals at various stages of their rehabilitation. The staff give informative talks and are very approachable if you have any supplementary questions.

Thank 788PaulD7
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited yesterday what a fabulous place it’s a must for every one they are doing a fabulous job and need all our support. There is plenty things to see and is set in a lovely place.Please keep up the fabulous work. Thank you for a lovely time. Barrie and Emma

Thank barrieholbrook
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not only an amazing attraction but the work done here to rescue sea animals is outstanding. We could have watched the seals all day. Lovely location and the way it is is laid out enables you to see the animals having fun up close. Please visit this place, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Tracy D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the family really enjoyed our visit spent a few hours here, the seals were so cute good value has we went after 2pm at reduced price also we could visit again free which we did due to the young girl in our group she loved it and couldn’t wait to go back & we made sure we were there in time to watch the otters being fed and then the seals all very informative.
Would go there again

Thank 1Nhoss
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four hours happily spent watching the antics of seals, sea lions, penguins and otters in a wonderful setting beside the creek at Gweek. At a more serious level a visit to the sanctuary for injured seals and abandoned seal pups showed what valuable work was being carried out here to conserve one of Cornwall’s iconic species.

Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our child's birthday party at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary this past weekend. The staff (both animal care and catering) were extremely helpful and great with the children. November is a great time to visit - the hospital was full with some beautiful seal pups, wonderful to see them on the way to recovery.

Thank Vacation01979509373
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Persuaded hubby to visit the seal sanctuary during our stay in Cornwall and enjoyed our short visit. Having bad knees, we opted for the complimentary jeep ride from the entrance to the seals (& back again) and I’m glad we did as the driver was such a friendly, knowledgeable man and really enhanced our visit; plus, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have coped with the steep hills. The animals were lovely and the information boards scattered around were great to learn a little more about the animals situation. Loved the little cafe, the food was fresh and delicious, and we were thrilled to be able to bring home some Seal Sanctuary beer too!

Thank JulieBob1234
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our sanctuary, we really appreciate it. Pleased to hear you took advantage of our safari bus to avoid the steep walk and that you enjoyed the information boards around the site and the cafe too. We look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re a family of 5 and paid the sanctuary a visit. It was so heartwarming to see the work being done to rescue the seals and hope to return them back to the wild. Stories such as Ray’s will remain with me. Don’t be put off by the admission fee, the stories you see and hear are why it’s worth a visit, book online if you want it cheaper. It costs £2k per animal to rehabilitate it, so it’s worth it!

Thank Dan_Phelps
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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 really appreciate it. Pleased to hear you had a memorable experience with us.

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