I love supporting wildlife and the charities that protect them and one favourite place we like to visit when we can is the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, Cornwall.
They rescue and rehabilitate Grey Seal pups from around the Cornish coast and that is their main reason for existing. They do have some that cannot return to the wild and in order to raise funds, the centre is open to the public. Visitors can see the resident seals and other similar species such as sea lions and at the right time of year the rescued baby seals. They do have a few other creatures for visitors to see as well.
The sanctuary is open 364 days of the year, only being closed on Christmas day between 11 am and 4 pm.
As stated their main purpose is the rescue and rehabilitation of seals and I have called them out to a seal in trouble and can vouch for their obvious expertise and professionalism.
Another main reason for the sanctuary though is to educate the public and a lot of the sanctuary is about educating visitors, especially children.
If you find yourself cruising around Cornwall, I can recommend that you stop off and spend some time on land at this charities centre. They are on the bank of the Helford River and an easy walk from the boatyard.