We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Features Animals
Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
+44 1326 221361
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Lovely family day out

We took our 2 year old here and he loved it. There are a few different types of seals, plus sea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BecBec_UK
via mobile
Great experience

We did the breakfast with the seals experience. Despite the 5 star review I was disappointed when... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AmyLou2007
,
Swindon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 1 942 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steep hill” (50 reviews)
“sea lions” (206 reviews)
“entrance fee” (90 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1326 221361
Write a ReviewReviews (1 942)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"steep hill"
in 50 reviews
"sea lions"
in 206 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 90 reviews
"fantastic job"
in 21 reviews
"main area"
in 20 reviews
"keep up the good work"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 69 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 67 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 37 reviews
"car park"
in 77 reviews
"woodland walk"
in 20 reviews
"hard work"
in 27 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
in 19 reviews
"farm animals"
in 31 reviews
"discount voucher"
in 24 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 19 reviews
"staff were friendly"
in 27 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1 917 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our 2 year old here and he loved it. There are a few different types of seals, plus sea lions, penguins & otters. And a pirate ship to play on. Also lots of talks, with feeding so you learn about the animals and...More

Thank BecBec_UK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the breakfast with the seals experience. Despite the 5 star review I was disappointed when we arrived at half 9 (as told to) to have to wait in reception til 10 to start our walk around. However the personal walk around/tour was amazing...More

Thank AmyLou2007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review of the breakfast with the seals experience. I'm sorry the start of your experience was delayed by half an hour, we strive to provide excellent customer service and are always disappointed when we fail to achieve...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this, there are so many animals there, Seals, penguins, otters, Horses, sheep, goats et cetera. I would recommend a half day here easily, well worth the money. The staff are very informative, helpful, and a pleasant day out seeing beautiful scenery, and...More

Thank lister_natalie82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We love it when people love us!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit place. Even if on a short stay within easy walking distance of premier inn Helston and so much to see could easily spent the whole day there

Thank rottons
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of our sanctuary. We really appreciate it.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a really enjoyable afternoon where we discovered lots of interesting facts regarding the seals. The staff are clearly passionate about their job and spent time answering our many questions we had on how and why they are rescued. The grounds are well cared for...More

Thank ChippenhamWoodies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We really appreciate it.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly welcome and knowledgeable staff. My children are mad for penguins, so particularly enjoyed stroking a (very calm, tame)one. There was a seal in the hospital, so we got to see her being fed and treated. The seals and sealions were thoroughly enjoying the sunshine,...More

Thank GeriatricMumof2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We're pleased you enjoyed your day. The ponies, sheep and goats have all been rescued and will live out the rest of their lives with us although our main work is with seals. We have...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can talk from both a volunteer and a visitors point of view. I visited last summer whilst on holiday in Cornwall and I absolutely fell in love. I went back to do three weeks worth of work experience and I fell in love all...More

1  Thank Aimee B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aimee Thank you so much for your positive review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary from both a visitor's and volunteer's point of view. We really appreciate it.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great visit. Land train was not working but we were allowed to drive to the bottom to allow the disabled member of our party to enjoy their visit. Great dog friendly place to visit and a beautiful setting.

Thank Susan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We love it when people love us. For info the land bus runs during peak periods such as school holidays. Hope to see you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well nice day out here and all staff are great will be back again next year well done to all the staff for a lovely day

Thank Nellie A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review of our sanctuary. We're pleased you had a good day with us. Look forward to seeing you next year.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutly the day of the week was coming here!! Great place to come and a great team they have!! Keep up the good work that you do its so inspiring to watch how you look after the animals you have there!! Star of the day...More

Thank Matt A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our centre. We love it when people love us. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Gweek Hotels
Trengilly Wartha Country Inn
335 reviews
2.96 km away
Premier Inn Helston Hotel
739 reviews
4.19 km away
Budock Vean Hotel
762 reviews
5.20 km away
Angel Hotel
90 reviews
5.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Boatyard Cafe
7 reviews
.54 km away
The Ship Inn
295 reviews
1.29 km away
Potager Garden Cafe
102 reviews
4.44 km away
Port Navas Yacht Club Bar & Restaurant
15 reviews
4.54 km away
Nearby Attractions
Potager Garden
51 reviews
4.45 km away
Helston Museum
152 reviews
5.27 km away
Helford River Cruises
48 reviews
5.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kibashira
6 April 2018|
Answer
Response from SealSanctuaryGweek | Property representative |
Hello, we currently do not have any plastic straws on site. We did have some biodegradeable straws in recent months but now only have paper. We also have no plastic bottles, single use cups or plastic bags.We are also... More
0
Votes
Kibashira
6 April 2018|
Answer
Response from SealSanctuaryGweek | Property representative |
Hello, we currently do not have any plastic straws on site. We did have some biodegradeable straws in recent months but now only have paper. We also have no plastic bottles, single use cups or plastic bags.We are also... More
1
Vote
;