St. Ives Bay
Hayle, Cornwall, England.
Vegetated sand dune © MTM arr
Moon over Porthmeor Beach © Richard Walker cc

Grey Seal

Halichoerus grypus

Family: Phocidae

Habitat: Coastal areas.

Food: Fish.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Grey Seal is also known as the Atlantic grey seal and the horsehead seal. It breeds in several colonies on and around the coast.

Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) © MTM arr
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About

St. Ives Bay is called Cammas an Tewyn, in Cornish, meaning bay of the sand dunes. The bay is shaped as a shallow crescent, 6 km (4 miles) across.


Places to visit nearby
Upton Towans   0.60 miles (0.96 km)
Upton Towans, Saint Nicholas Close, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5BJ, England, UK.
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Upton Towans is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

Upton Towans © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Loggan's Moor   0.83 miles (1.34 km)
Loggan's Moor, Loggans Road, Loggans, Cornwall, TR27 5BH, England, UK.
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Loggan's Moor is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

Loggan's Moor © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

RSPB Hayle Estuary   2.70 miles (4.35 km)
RSPB Hayle Estuary, Chenhalls Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 6, England, UK.
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RSPB Hayle Estuary provides numerous habitats for wildlife such as intertidal saltmarsh and mudflats, shingle, lagoons, reedbeds, ponds, meadows and farmland, important ...

RSPB Hayle Estuary © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

St Ives Harbour and Beach   3.13 miles (5.03 km)
Saint Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2BN, England, UK.
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St Ives Beach is a picturesque crescent shaped beach that has for many years attracted artists and tourists alike.

St Ives Harbour and Beach © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

St Erth Pits   3.26 miles (5.25 km)
St Erth Pits, Old Vicarage Gate, Saint Erth, Cornwall, TR27 6HX, England, UK.
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St Erth Pits is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

St Erth Pits © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Pendarves Wood   4.69 miles (7.55 km)
Pendarves Wood, Botetoe Hill, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 0RR, England, UK.
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Pendarves Wood is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

Pendarves Wood © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Bakers Pit   6.12 miles (9.86 km)
Bakers Pit, New Row, Nancledra, Cornwall, TR20 8LP, England, UK.
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Bakers Pit is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

Bakers Pit © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Places to stay nearby
Premier Inn Hayle   1.04 miles (1.68 km)
Hayle Premier Inn, Carwin Rise, Loggans, Cornwall, TR27 4PN, England, UK.
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The Premier Inn Hayle is part of the Premier Inn group.

Premier Inn Hayle

Cottage Hotel   2.71 miles (4.36 km)
Boskerris Rd, Carbis Bay TR26 2PE
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Cottage Hotel

Carbis Bay Hotel   2.73 miles (4.40 km)
Carbis Bay TR26 2NP
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Carbis Bay Hotel

Rosewarne Manor   2.91 miles (4.68 km)
Gwinear Rd TR27 5JQ
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Rosewarne Manor

Tregenna Castle Hotel   3.03 miles (4.88 km)
TR26 2DE
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Tregenna Castle Hotel

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