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Aquarium:SEA LIFE Hunstanton

  • North Norfolk Attractions
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
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Aquarium, £15.95


Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary


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.

NEW 2020: Archerfish – able to shoot a jet of water up to five feet.

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! 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 walkthrough 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.

Jawsome Shark and friends (15th Feb – 26th Apr):
Help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards to become a Jawsome Ranger.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2nd May – 31st May):
Help Sonic stop Dr.Eggman turning SEA LIFE creatures into Robo-creatures in a cool interactive challenge. Gotta. Go. Fast.

Octonauts (25th July – 6th Sep):
Dive into an all new Octonauts mission at SEA LIFE.

Pj Masks ( 12th Sep – 11th Oct):
The night-time baddies are wreaking havoc in the ocean! You’ll need all your creature knowledge to help the PJ Masks aver disaster in the deep! It’s time to be a hero!

Ascarium (17th Oct – 1st Nov):
Enter the Ascarium this Halloween and help the Sea Witch unlock the treasure chest!

See website for further details as times may change.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Open all year


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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 25 Jul - Sun 6 Sep Octonauts - The great gup adventure
Sat 12 Sep - Sun 11 Oct PJ Masks
Sat 17 Oct - Sun 1 Nov Ascarium


Southern Promenade,
PE36 5BH


See location of SEA LIFE Hunstanton 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
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed