Wildlife Species Cornwall

12th January 2015

There is a fantastic array of wildlife species to look out for whilst staying in Cornwall.  Many are available to spot year round, though others are limited to specific seasons.   If you wish to explore Cornwall’s wildlife species by rock pooling, bird watching, or a guided nature tour, we have put together a wildlife species list here for you to tick them off.

Here are some of our favourite marine life that can be spotted around St Ives and Carbis Bay:

The Grey Seal

Grey seals pop up almost everywhere year round so keep your eyes peeled.  You can often see them bobbing in the waves with you in Carbis Bay, or saying hello in the Harbour of St Ives as they wait for the fishermen to haul in their catch.  For a guaranteed spot and more close up sighting, you may wish to visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in nearby Gweek, which is the UK National Rescue Centre for Seals.

A friendly Seal bobbing in St Ives Harbour. Look out for this local wildlife species from the Harbour Wall. www.carbisbayholidays.co.uk

Friendly Grey Seal in St Ives Harbour

Bottlenose Dolphin

The Bottlenose Dolphin can often be found in pods around the Cornish coast.  They particularly enjoy surfing and keeping people company as they undertake different water activities off our beaches.

Bottlenose Dolphins can be spotted frequently off the coast of Cornwall. They sometimes love to surf too! www.carbisbayholidays.co.uk

A pod of surfing dolphins on the Cornish coast

Have you spotted any marine wildlife during your holiday in Cornwall?  Do share with us.

By: Amanda O'Toole On:12th January 2015
Categories:Local Area

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