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image for Aquarium item typeHunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary

  • North Norfolk Attractions
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member


There's lots of varied sea life to see

There's lots of varied sea life to see


Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary 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.

NEW for 2018: Penguin Beach

Get up close to our charming colony of Humboldt Penguins at the all NEW Penguin Beach! Learn how to waddle with the colony and discover the penguin trail. Watch them glide underwater and slide into their new deep-dive pool as you come face-to-flipper with these amazing birds.

See website for further details as times may change.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open all year


please refer to our website


Mr Nigel Croasdale


Southern Promenade,
PE36 5BH



See location of Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 670403  Lat: 52.93491 Long: 0.48350

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.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)