SEA LIFE Hunstanton

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SEA LIFE Hunstanton is one of Norfolk's leading seal sanctuaries, a state of the art marine aquarium taking visitors on a memorable undersea odyssey filled with amazing close encounters with sea creatures of astonishing variety.
Highlights include an incredible otter enclosure, penguins and a whole host of other incredible marine creatures. Don't miss our seal hospital where visitors can see our "new arrivals", juveniles in the nursery ward, and the animal care team at work.

SEA LIFE Hunstanton- Norfolk’s only seal sanctuary open to visitors- is home to over 2,000 creatures, from tiny shrimps to Amazonian Piranhas and jaw-some sharks! Boasting a state of the art marine aquarium taking visitors on a memorable undersea odyssey filled with amazing close encounters with sea creatures of astonishing variety in spectacular ‘high-tech’ displays.

Don't miss our dedicated seal rescue hospital where we rescue, rehabilitate and release to the wild more than 40 orphaned or sickly Grey & Common seal pups every year. Other highlights include our otterly adorable family of Asian Short Clawed Otters and a whole host of spectacular marine creatures. Get a fantastic and closer look of our sharks and Green Sea Turtle via our underwater walk through tunnel. Get up close to our charming colony of Humboldt Penguins and the Inca terns! Learn how to waddle with the colony and look up for the Inca terns – ‘the birds with magnificent moustaches’- as they fly and dive above your head.

All customers have to pre-book the tickets before arrival. This includes pre-paying and selecting the date and time slot of your visit. Our valued Annual Pass members must also pre-book their time slot.

Guide Prices

Prices from £15.10 per adult



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Public Transport: From King's Lynn station it is 10 miles to Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary. Take 40 or 41 bus or Coasthopper from King's Lynn. 35-50 minute journey.

By Road:
Follow brown tourist signs to nearest car parking. The sanctuary is situated on the promenade.

SEA LIFE Hunstanton


Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BH

Tel: 01485 533576


  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • East of England Awards Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • East of England AwardsNorth Norfolk Attractions North Norfolk Attractions 2021

Opening Times

* Open all year (excluding Christmas day). Please check website for daily opening times

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