The Carracks

The Carracks

The Carracks (Seal Island) are small group of rocky islands located approximately 200 metres off the Cornwall coast, United Kingdom. Another island of a smaller proportion is located to the east of The Carracks called Little Carracks.

The shores of the island are home to Atlantic Grey Seals, dogfish, anglerfish and anemones.

In 1916, the Enrico Parodi, a 339 foot long, 3818 Ton steel vessel struck Gurnard's Head during thick fog. Whilst in tow, it sunk off The Carracks and remains there at present as a diving attraction.

Boats from St. Ives regularly travel to and from this island to give visitors the chance to observe the seals and other wildlife on the island.

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