SEA LIFE Hunstanton

From seals and penguins to sharks and stingrays, SEA LIFE Hunstanton’s packed with the type of ocean A-listers that float anyone’s boat.

This super interactive aquarium is split into cool activity zones where expert staff keep everyone entertained and informed. Got a burning question about the ocean (like do male seahorses really have babies?)? They’ll have the answer.

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Cliff says...

Get up close and person with giant snails!

Touching a large snail and star fish and playing with the sealion through the glass are all incredible!


Lorna says...

Once you're done exploring, visit the playground next door!

If you've got time, make sure you go to the Rainbow Playground next door after your visit


Helen says...

Added extras to see too

Don't miss out on going on the wash monster boat tour after.

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SEA LIFE Hunstanton measure up?

  • Serves Costa Coffee
  • Hot Drinks
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Cold Drinks
  • Snacks Available
  • Cafe
  • Family Friendly
  • Baby Changing Facilities
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Creepy critters, a penguin beach & a seal hospital - all under one roof

If you’ve been to other SEA LIFE centres, you’ll have had some seriously jaw-dropping moments before. Like coming eye to eye with sharks and giant turtles in the ocean tunnel. Well, Hunstanton delivers those in spades.

Norfolk’s only seal sanctuary is here and you can follow the journey of injured seals from rescue to rehabilitation and release into the wild. At the Rainforest Ranger Base Camp, you’ll see cool mini-beasts like Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and Leafcutter Ants. Plus there’s Penguin Beach, where you can see the residents chilling out in the deep-dive pool and waterfall.

Oh, they also have Asian Short-Clawed Sea Otters (really cool) and you can even stroke a starfish or sea anemone. There’s an offer you don’t get every day.

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Animal Child watching seals at SEALIFE Hunstanton

Seal Rescue Centre

They've rescued 50 seals in the past 12 months alone!

Experience Child enjoying Otter Creek at SEALIFE Hunstanton

Otter Creek

Check out these fluffy wonders as they play

Experience Penguin Beach at SEALIFE Hunstanton

Penguin Beach

Meet 20 Humboldt Penguins

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SEA LIFE Hunstanton

This is a cashless attraction and pre-booking is essential. If you turn up without a timed entry ticket, you’ll have to go online to book – and if it’s a busy weekend or holiday, you might be disappointed.

SEA LIFE Hunstanton is usually open from 10am-5pm daily – check the official website to confirm though. Use Google Maps for easy directions if you’re arriving by car or hop on a Coasthopper, 40, or 41 bus from King’s Lynn and you’ll be there in around 40 minutes.

Disabled guests are entitled to bring one carer with them for free, assistance dogs are allowed throughout the premises and there are plenty of toilets and baby changing facilities. Plus, there’s a Costa coffee where you can get your caffeine hit and buy adult and kids meals.

If you’re into ocean conservation, ask staff about the SEA LIFE Trust – they raise money for projects like their Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland and Cornish Seal Sanctuary right here, plus you can get involved with activities like beach cleans.

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SEA LIFE Hunstanton

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Seagate Rd, Hunstanton, Norfolk

PE36 5BH

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Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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