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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, Hunstanton

(3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Jump into a sea of ocean life at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary. Here you’ll find a wide range of marine animals from sharks and rays to otters and penguins. The site has a seal hospital, where they collect stranded or injured seals and rehabilitate them to live again in the wild. Pet starfish and sea urchins in the shallow pools. Check the feeding schedule to learn firsthand information from the handlers about the animals. Look up the location in advance, as it can be difficult to find. Also, check that the sancutary is open to visitors; in 2013, the site was being renovated after damages due to flooding. Use our Hunstanton itinerary builder to add Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and other attractions to your Hunstanton vacation plans.
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  • What a fab day. Staff were very helpful with any question asked by a very inquisitive 5 & 8 year old! Really made the children feel important and valued. I had a few questions about props used in the ...  more »
  • Even though we've been before my son really enjoys going especially seeing 'Ernie' the giant sea turtle. The interactive quiz sheet helped to maintain interest as well as the hands-on experience of be...  more »
  • amazing day out so much to see the seals are just so much fun to watch the seal hospital is lovely too extremely friendly staff happy to chat and tell you about the animals just a really nice atmosphe...  more »
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  • A lovely aquarium / sea animal sanctuary. The aquarium area isn't huge, but lots to see and certainly big enough for the concentration of small kids. Great variety in fishes and other sea animals, with very fun paths and peek holes. We even got to touch a sea star. The sanctuary part is nice too with seals, otters and penguins, which are often fed for a little show. It very super quiet when we visited in the winter, but I can image the summer being busy. Nice gift shop (pricy as you can image) and coffee bar. Recommended!
  • Fantastic amazing I cannot say enough about this place great fun for the family we spent all day there kids loved it ally was a great guide had lots of information
  • Had a great time with our young children (age 2 and 4) at this Sea Life. It is small but they loved zipping around seeing all the exhibits and playing on the pirate ship - they definitely enjoyed it more than the one in London. Used Merlin Annual Passes for entry.
  • Enjoyed our visit. Lots to see and you know they use your entrance fee to help their cause. Set right on seafront in sunny hunny
  • Friendly, knowledgeable workers. Better since refurbishment. Good range of sea life considering it's a relatively small space. Especially good for children