Everything You Need to Know About Wildlife in Cornwall

If you seek the ‘call of the wild’, then this section of our comprehensive Guide to the Cornish countryside is for you.

Cornwall has a collection of locations within its area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covering spectacular coastal scenery, beaches, bays and coves, rivers, moors, lakes and inland tors. You will see, hear, sense and touch the real Cornwall here.

Explore the locations of some of the native animals of Cornwall, from seals to ponies, but also some of its more unusual inhabitants, like Cornish choughs, blue sharks and stick insects.

Check out the flora and fauna of the duchy, finding plants which grow especially well in the mild Cornish climate, such as the gorgeous agapanthus – and find the best gardens to see them in all their glory.

Cornwall is nature’s canvas, with beautiful places and spaces to visit, like Tehidy Woods and Bodmin Moor. Watching animals in their natural habitat is a wellbeing boost, the antidote to the pressures of everyday life, so get back to nature, help to conserve habitats, and see some amazing sights providing you with lasting memories.

If you want to get up close, there are some fabulous organisations offering nature activities, including snorkelling, diving clubs, guided walks and nature boat tours.