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Welcome to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The SEA LIFE TRUST Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline.

Each season (September - March), the Sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons, from malnourishment to being separated from their mum. 

The Sanctuary also provides a permanent home to animals that need special care from our team of marine animal experts. When visiting the Sanctuary, you can experience wonderful marine animals up close and personal and learn all about their individual stories.


NEW for 2024!

We are thrilled to have recently welcomed ten beautiful Icelandic rescue puffins to the Sanctuary!

Visit us and enjoy watching these mesmerising birds as they dive around exploring their new home on ‘Puffin Island’. All ten of our new resident puffins are non-releasable rescued birds who were rehabilitated by our sister SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland before joining us here in Cornwall.