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Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Norfolk’s leading marine rescue centre, our seal hospital is busy all year round caring for sick and injured seal pups until, whenever possible, they are well enough to be returned to the wild.


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.

  • Accepts Groups
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Education Study Area
  • Facilities For Educational Visits
  • Facilities For Groups
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site Catering
  • Picnic Site
  • Public Toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board Member