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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

SEA LIFE Hunstanton

Southern Promenade, Hunstanton

SEA LIFE Hunstanton is Norfolk’s only seal sanctuary open to visitors and is home to over 2,000 creatures, from tiny shrimps to Amazonian Piranhas!

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.

Prices

Prices from £15.10 per adult

Awards

  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
    (2016)
  • WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels
    (2021)
  • North Norfolk Attractions North Norfolk Attractions
    (2021)

Facilities

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Accepts groups
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Opening times

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

Location

SEA LIFE Hunstanton,
Southern Promenade,
Hunstanton,
Norfolk,
PE36 5BH

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.

Nearby accommodation

  • Exterior of The Lodge Hotel and Bar in Hunstanton, west Norfolk.

    The Lodge Hotel

    Old Hunstanton Road, Old Hunstanton

    500 yards from quiet sandy beach and Hunstanton Golf Course. A former dower house, it is a listed building. Real ales, wooden floors and food sourced from local producers contribute to a relaxed atmosphere. Open all year.

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.  Ideally situated in the village with shops close by.  Beach is a 5 minute drive.

    Norfolk Holiday Homes

    70a Westgate, Hunstanton

    We offer a varied selection of self-catering holiday homes along the North West Norfolk coast and countryside which are all individually owned.

  • Photograph of the front entrance of the accommodation.

    St Crispins

    Wodehouse Road, Old Hunstanton

    Ideal for 2, quietly situated near beach. 3 pubs/restaurants. Pets welcome, small garden south facing and car parking. Comfortably warm for early & late holidays. Bargain breaks 3 or 4 days please phone 01485 534036