In keep­ing with our ethos of ani­mal and envi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion, the Seal Bay vis­i­tor cen­tre has recent­ly been upgrad­ed and is now entire­ly envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly. It is ful­ly solar pow­ered and fresh rain water is col­lect­ed and used through­out. Organ­ic clean­ing mate­ri­als are used to min­imise any poten­tial for pol­lu­tion and the toi­lets use a dry com­post­ing system.

In the vis­i­tor cen­tre you will find brand new inter­pre­tive dis­plays with infor­ma­tion on the his­to­ry of seal­ing, life at sea, the evo­lu­tion of sea lions, research, and marine pol­lu­tion. While you’re brows­ing the dis­plays, you can buy cold drinks and pick up a qual­i­ty Seal Bay souvenir.

Out­side the vis­i­tor cen­tre, exten­sive reveg­e­ta­tion is help­ing pro­tect the sta­bil­i­ty of the sand dune sys­tem, and our self-inter­pre­tive board­walk has been ful­ly ren­o­vat­ed, with all new signage.

If you’re plan­ning a pic­nic lunch, you’ll have to bring your own sup­plies – food is not sold at Seal Bay.

The facil­i­ties avail­able are:

  • toi­lets, includ­ing wheel­chair accessible
  • free car and coach parking
  • first aid equip­ment and pub­lic telephone

Please note that wood fires and sol­id fuel fires are not per­mit­ted at any time of year. Gas fires and liq­uid fuel fires are per­mit­ted, oth­er than on days of total fire ban.

At Bales Beach pic­nic area, a very short dri­ve from Seal Bay, you’ll find pic­nic shel­ters, free gas bar­be­cues, pub­lic toi­lets and a beau­ti­ful beach to explore.