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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

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Address: Seagate Road, Hunstanton PE36 5BH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1485 533576
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is a state-of-the-art marine aquarium taking...

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is 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. Coming soon for Easter - RainForest Ranger Something exciting has arrived at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary - all the way from the world's Tropical Rainforests. Our team of friendly Rainforest Rangers are ready to show you some of their jungle beasties. If you've ever wanted to hold a snake, lizard or a giant creepy crawly from the deepest depths of the jungle visit Hunstanton SEA LIFE to meet our new Rainforest Rangers and all of their friends.

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Good modern aquarium

Not run down like so many other aquariums. Obviously it's the fish and other animals that you go to see but the surroundings are good. It's not just fish tanks in dark rooms. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in Hunstanton during the storm Doris and were very happy to have an indoor activity option as outdoors was out of question.(Well,I wanted to go there anyway☺)We loved the sanctuary and both the convex and concave tanks that allow you to see so much and be literally surrounded by different fish and other sea animals. We also loved... More 

Thank kralicekz
Hertford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highly enjoyable & informative visit to the Sealife Centre. I walked under the sea, touched a starfish (for which I got a medal!) and got up really close to all manner of fascinating colourful fish without getting wet. I saw penguins & seals being looked after prior to being released back into the sea. Would be great attraction for all... More 

Thank Andy B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We all loved our visit here, spent the whole afternoon enthralled. The staff are incredibly friendly and informative. There is a mixture of indoors and outdoors here, with the seals, otters and penguins outdoors, the rest indoors. We watched feeding of all the outdoor animals, plus the pacu fish and the green sea turtle and sharks, these were all accompanied... More 

Thank Louise E
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99 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the friendliest seaside sanctuaries I have visited and the moat enjoyable. We pre-booked our tickets online the day before and turned up around at about midday and were instantly greeted with smiles and cheery welcomes. The centre is well situated on the seafront within walking distance of various car parks in the town. We walked into the entryway... More 

Thank Tryingtobeawriter
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant place love it. Very knowledgeable workforce. Fantastic location. 2nd time we've been.

Thank mickandmamph
Bedford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our daughter here and was firstly shocked at the price. £40 for two adults and a 5 year old. The actual centre itself was full of things to see but there was a severe lack of information on the fish you were viewing. Some didn't even have a name tag and explanation. There is also a seal sanctuary which... More 

Thank Gary M
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not run down like so many other aquariums. Obviously it's the fish and other animals that you go to see but the surroundings are good. It's not just fish tanks in dark rooms. The information boards are well lit and informative. The staff are friendly and engaging and there is a ' snail and the whale ' trail for children... More 

Thank PStadd
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff at this Sealife Sanctuary. Very good displays, and well worth a few hours with the children. The children were happy getting their medal for touching the star fish. We had a lovely picture taken, super imposed with a background but no hard sell, but we loved it anyway and were glad to buy it. Lots of information available... More 

Thank JEAN N
Swansea, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be quite pricey but online ticket sales are at a discount and one can pick up information leaflets which have a coupon offering discounts too. Good place to visit whatever the weather but we chose a pleasant day which made walking out of doors no problem. Many sea creatures to witness and seeing penguins, seals etc. being fed was... More 

1 Thank gillhendy
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was unsure when we arrived as it didn't look that promising from the outside, but we ended up having a lovely visit with our 4 year old and 1 year old. There's plenty for kids of that age to see.

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