Buckator seal colony Short Walk

Seals fighting
Seals fighting
Seals on the beach
Seals on the beach
Seal surfing
Seal surfing
  • Distance:0.5 mile round trip
  • Walk grade:Easy
  • Start from:Beeny (directions from Park Farm)
  • Recommended footwear:walking shoes, or trainers in dry weather


  • Park on the grassy bank on the right-hand side of the road opposite the house
  • Walk back along the lane a short distance towards Boscastle
  • Take the public footpath signposted to the right
  • Follow the track to a gate
  • Go through the gate and follow the right hedge
  • Turn right and go through a kissing gate on the coast path
  • Immediately on your left is a bench which is a nice place to sit and watch the seals. You can see the beach better if you stand on the walk behind the bench.
  • Seals are not closely related to other marine mammals. In mediaeval times seals were classified as fish and could therefore be eaten during lent and on fridays and saturdays. However, as you might be able to guess from their features, seals are closely related to dogs, bears and otters. In fact, a dog is very much more closely related to a seal than a cat. The seal species most frequently seen along the Cornish coast are grey seals and common seals.

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