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As Cornwall’s only working seal hospital, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary has become a crusader of animal welfare and a champion of our coastlines creatures.  As well as our resident seals, there are more friends to be made in our centre. Meet Pups, Penguins, Otters, Sea Lions, Ponies, Goats and Sheep.  The Sanctuary is set amongst 40 acres of beautiful woodland, the perfect resting point for enjoying views of the picturesque Helford River.  Conservation enthusiasts can see our rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts in action and get involved with the Sanctuary’s seasonal events calendar.

You can also take advantage of the Sanctuaries delicious menu which celebrates locally sourced food and drink. Enjoy a steaming mug of barista coffee and a Cornish pasty, just some of the many tasty treats we have on offer. 

Our calendar of specially selected kids and family events during school holidays are free to Locals Pass holders.

Download your form here to complete before arrival - Locals Pass Sale Form


Make some new friends today with a Sanctuary Locals Pass!

This offer, open exclusively to people who have their main residence in Cornwall, provides an annual pass so you’ll have the freedom to visit whenever you like. We're offering an annual pass to locals for just £12 as a thank you for all the support we've received from people in Cornwall since 1958 when the Sanctuary first opened.


How do I get my Locals Pass

You can buy your pass at the Cornish Seal Sanctuaries admissions desks. We do not sell the pass online or over the phone.  


What do I need to do?

To validate your pass you will need to present proof of residence in Cornwall and photo ID (a photo driving licence is ideal) together with a pre-cut passport size photo. Locals Passes are available exclusively to those whose primary address is in Cornwall (ie postcodes starting with TR,PL).



General use

Your Locals Annual Pass cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and remains the property of that Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Merlin Entertainments ltd.  Locals Passes are non-transferable, once registered. Pass holders may also be asked to confirm proof of identity when re-visiting using their Locals Pass.  Passes may be cancelled and the holder refused entry if the holder is unable to confirm proof of identity to match their pass on subsequent visits. Passes may not be re-sold.


Buying your pass at the Cornish Seal Sanctuaries admissions desks

Visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary between 29th January - 28th February 2018. Please check our opening hours before visiting to avoid disappointment.


You'll only pay £12 entry for each person (adults and children), on the day and you'll also get your Locals Annual Pass which allows you entry for a whole year.


Remember to bring photo ID with your address on it such as a photo driving license (which has both) or alternatively a passport accompanied with a utility bill to prove that your primary residence is in Cornwall. You will also need to bring with you a pre-cut passport sized photo for your pass, you will not be able to purchase a pass without a photo with you on the day.


Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when getting their Locals Pass: the proof of residence provided by the adult will also cover the children accompanying them.


Terms and conditions

The Locals Annual Pass is available exclusively to people whose primary residence is in Cornwall or (ie addresses with postcode starting TR). You cannot use your Locals' Annual Pass in conjunction with any other offer, such as any discount offer used at the Sanctuary.