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Rainforest Ranger
Seal Rescue Centre
Seal Hospital
Seal Pool
Otter River
Ocean Tunnel
Ocean DIsplay
Tropical Reef
Penguin Beach
Mighty Amazon
Interactive Rockpool
Pirate Ship Play Area
Bay of Rays
Breed Rescue Protect

'Alan' the Bosc Monitor Lizard

Meet Alan our very friendly Bosc Monitor Lizard. Alan has powerful limbs to help with digging and climbing and native to Africa.

Close Encounter's

Our team of friendly Rainforest Rangers are ready to show you some of their jungle beasties! If you have ever wanted to hold a snake, lizard or a giant creepy crawly from the deepest depths of the jungle then join us in this interactive experience. 

Wow Fact

To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 427 mammals (e.g. jaguar, anteater and giant otter), 1,300 birds (e.g. harpy eagle, toucan and hoatzin), 378 reptiles (e.g. boa), more than 400 amphibians (e.g. dart poison frog) and around 3,000 freshwater fishes1including the piranha have been found in the Amazon.

'Alan' the Bosc Monitor Lizard

Meet Alan our very friendly Bosc Monitor Lizard. Alan has powerful limbs to help with digging and climbing and native to Africa.

'Alan' the Bosc Monitor Lizard

Meet Alan our very friendly Bosc Monitor Lizard. Alan has powerful limbs to help with digging and climbing and native to Africa.

Close Encounter's

Our team of friendly Rainforest Rangers are ready to show you some of their jungle beasties! If you have ever wanted to hold a snake, lizard or a giant creepy crawly from the deepest depths of the jungle then join us in this interactive experience. 

Close Encounter's

Our team of friendly Rainforest Rangers are ready to show you some of their jungle beasties! If you have ever wanted to hold a snake, lizard or a giant creepy crawly from the deepest depths of the jungle then join us in this interactive experience. 

Wow Fact

To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 427 mammals (e.g. jaguar, anteater and giant otter), 1,300 birds (e.g. harpy eagle, toucan and hoatzin), 378 reptiles (e.g. boa), more than 400 amphibians (e.g. dart poison frog) and around 3,000 freshwater fishes1including the piranha have been found in the Amazon.

Wow Fact

To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 427 mammals (e.g. jaguar, anteater and giant otter), 1,300 birds (e.g. harpy eagle, toucan and hoatzin), 378 reptiles (e.g. boa), more than 400 amphibians (e.g. dart poison frog) and around 3,000 freshwater fishes1including the piranha have been found in the Amazon.

SEAL RESCUE CENTRE

Visit the seal rescue centre to appreciate our resident seals and the latest pups our dedicated animal care team are tentatively caring for.

Visit our rescued seal pups!

SEAL RESCUE

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is home to Norfolk's only seal sanctuary open to visitors. You'll be able to follow the journey of our injured seals through their rescue from local coastal waters, through rehabilitation and eventually release back into the wild! 

SEAL REHABILitATION

Each year we rescue over 40 Common & Gray Seals from local coastal waters and bring them into our specialist Seal Hospital. Our Seal Hospital has the facilities to look after around 15 poorly seal pups at any one time. Each seal to rescue, rehabilitate and release can cost up to £5,000 and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our guests and the community. 

SEAL RELEASE

Once our rescued Seal pups injuries have healed and they have reached a healthy weight we release them back into the wild. We work closely with local authorities and groups to help our rehabilitated seals get back into the wild.  

SEAL RESCUE

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is home to Norfolk's only seal sanctuary open to visitors. You'll be able to follow the journey of our injured seals through their rescue from local coastal waters, through rehabilitation and eventually release back into the wild! 

SEAL RESCUE

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is home to Norfolk's only seal sanctuary open to visitors. You'll be able to follow the journey of our injured seals through their rescue from local coastal waters, through rehabilitation and eventually release back into the wild! 

SEAL REHABILitATION

Each year we rescue over 40 Common & Gray Seals from local coastal waters and bring them into our specialist Seal Hospital. Our Seal Hospital has the facilities to look after around 15 poorly seal pups at any one time. Each seal to rescue, rehabilitate and release can cost up to £5,000 and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our guests and the community. 

SEAL REHABILitATION

Each year we rescue over 40 Common & Gray Seals from local coastal waters and bring them into our specialist Seal Hospital. Our Seal Hospital has the facilities to look after around 15 poorly seal pups at any one time. Each seal to rescue, rehabilitate and release can cost up to £5,000 and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our guests and the community. 

SEAL RELEASE

Once our rescued Seal pups injuries have healed and they have reached a healthy weight we release them back into the wild. We work closely with local authorities and groups to help our rehabilitated seals get back into the wild.  

SEAL RELEASE

Once our rescued Seal pups injuries have healed and they have reached a healthy weight we release them back into the wild. We work closely with local authorities and groups to help our rehabilitated seals get back into the wild.  

Underwater Viewing

Visit our main Seal Pool and get a spectacular view from underwater. Get a closer look of our resident seals and learn about their individual stories at the seal feed presentations throughout the day.

WOW FACT!

Otters are very well adapted to both life on land and in the water, they have 2 layers of fur which act like a wetsuit. The first layer is designed to repel water away from the Otters body and a second, fluffier layer to help keep them warm. 

TRIPLE TROUBLE

See out cheeky chappies, Smartie, Twix & Yorkie our family of Asian Short Clawed Otters. Get a sneaky peak into their den via a private viewing glass and watch them play in their specially designed river enclosure, complete with running stream & diving pool. 

DID YOU KNOW?

There are over 19 different species of Otter around the world, the Eurasian Otter is extremely rare and are native to the UK!

WOW FACT!

Otters are very well adapted to both life on land and in the water, they have 2 layers of fur which act like a wetsuit. The first layer is designed to repel water away from the Otters body and a second, fluffier layer to help keep them warm. 

WOW FACT!

Otters are very well adapted to both life on land and in the water, they have 2 layers of fur which act like a wetsuit. The first layer is designed to repel water away from the Otters body and a second, fluffier layer to help keep them warm. 

TRIPLE TROUBLE

See out cheeky chappies, Smartie, Twix & Yorkie our family of Asian Short Clawed Otters. Get a sneaky peak into their den via a private viewing glass and watch them play in their specially designed river enclosure, complete with running stream & diving pool. 

TRIPLE TROUBLE

See out cheeky chappies, Smartie, Twix & Yorkie our family of Asian Short Clawed Otters. Get a sneaky peak into their den via a private viewing glass and watch them play in their specially designed river enclosure, complete with running stream & diving pool. 

DID YOU KNOW?

There are over 19 different species of Otter around the world, the Eurasian Otter is extremely rare and are native to the UK!

DID YOU KNOW?

There are over 19 different species of Otter around the world, the Eurasian Otter is extremely rare and are native to the UK!

Ocean Tunnel

Our amazing Ocean tank holds 187,500 litres of natural seawater and is home to over 30 amazing different species of fish and our majestic Green Sea Turtle, Ernie!

Prepare to be amazed!

Blacktip Reef Sharks

The Blacktip Reef Shark is a species of requiem shark and belongs to the Carcharhinidae family. These sharks are often identified by the prominent black tips at the end of the fins. These sharks are commonly found inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Wow Fact

Green Sea Turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded Green Sea Turtles weigh over 300Kg...the average person weights 63Kg's!

Cownose Ray

The Cownose Rays are known for their long migrations in large schools. They are strong swimmers, able to cover long distances.

Blacktip Reef Sharks

The Blacktip Reef Shark is a species of requiem shark and belongs to the Carcharhinidae family. These sharks are often identified by the prominent black tips at the end of the fins. These sharks are commonly found inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Blacktip Reef Sharks

The Blacktip Reef Shark is a species of requiem shark and belongs to the Carcharhinidae family. These sharks are often identified by the prominent black tips at the end of the fins. These sharks are commonly found inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Wow Fact

Green Sea Turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded Green Sea Turtles weigh over 300Kg...the average person weights 63Kg's!

Wow Fact

Green Sea Turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded Green Sea Turtles weigh over 300Kg...the average person weights 63Kg's!

Cownose Ray

The Cownose Rays are known for their long migrations in large schools. They are strong swimmers, able to cover long distances.

Cownose Ray

The Cownose Rays are known for their long migrations in large schools. They are strong swimmers, able to cover long distances.

Tropical Reef

Be prepared to be amazed as you come closer than ever before to astonishing colourful assortment of creatures in our Tropical Reef displays filled with Blue Regal Tangs, Clown Fish and much more.

Discover something amazing!

Learn how to waddle!

Don’t miss Penguin Beach, where you can learn how to waddle with our 10 mischievous and adorable Humboldt penguins!

WOW FACT!

Penguins produce Guano, another name for penguin poo. Penguins instinctively use this to build their nests and farmers in Chile & Peru use this stinky material to fertilise their crops.

WOW FACT!

Humboldt Penguins are named after the cold water current it swims in, known as the Humboldt Current which flows along the west coast of South America. Many people find it hard to believe that these penguins love sunshine and warm weather!

Learn how to waddle!

Don’t miss Penguin Beach, where you can learn how to waddle with our 10 mischievous and adorable Humboldt penguins!

Learn how to waddle!

Don’t miss Penguin Beach, where you can learn how to waddle with our 10 mischievous and adorable Humboldt penguins!

WOW FACT!

Penguins produce Guano, another name for penguin poo. Penguins instinctively use this to build their nests and farmers in Chile & Peru use this stinky material to fertilise their crops.

WOW FACT!

Penguins produce Guano, another name for penguin poo. Penguins instinctively use this to build their nests and farmers in Chile & Peru use this stinky material to fertilise their crops.

WOW FACT!

Humboldt Penguins are named after the cold water current it swims in, known as the Humboldt Current which flows along the west coast of South America. Many people find it hard to believe that these penguins love sunshine and warm weather!

WOW FACT!

Humboldt Penguins are named after the cold water current it swims in, known as the Humboldt Current which flows along the west coast of South America. Many people find it hard to believe that these penguins love sunshine and warm weather!

Mighty Amazon

Step out of the ocean and into the hot and humid rainforest to experience what life is like beneath the tropical treetops. Winding through the roots and tree trunks, Amazonia Rivers are home to some spectacular fish, amphibians & reptiles. Get a close look of the Piranhas with ruby-red bellies via our ‘heads-up’ tank for the kids (If they dare…) and our pair of Cuvier’s dwarf caiman whom will give you a menacing smile just snapping distance away.

Get lost in the Jungle!

WOW FACT!

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea.

GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpool you can appreciate all of this!

WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that Sea Anemones are alive... they have no brain, heart or blood!

WOW FACT!

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea.

WOW FACT!

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea.

GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpool you can appreciate all of this!

GET CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpool you can appreciate all of this!

WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that Sea Anemones are alive... they have no brain, heart or blood!

WOW FACT!

It's hard to believe that Sea Anemones are alive... they have no brain, heart or blood!

Pirate Ship Play Area

Whatever the weather, there is plenty to do at SEA LIFE Hunstanton. Enjoy the hot summer weather with a cooling cold drink and selection of ice creams from our Pirate Kiosk whilst the children play on the adventure playground!

Lots Of Outdoor Fun!

WOW FACT!

Undulate rays only start to breed at about eight years old, making them vulnerable to overfishing before they can reproduce.

DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including 3 species of shark!

Feeding Fun!

Come see the Native Shark & Ray feed presentation every day and discover some fantastic facts from one of our SEA LIFE marine experts!

WOW FACT!

Undulate rays only start to breed at about eight years old, making them vulnerable to overfishing before they can reproduce.

WOW FACT!

Undulate rays only start to breed at about eight years old, making them vulnerable to overfishing before they can reproduce.

DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including 3 species of shark!

DON'T MISS!

You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including 3 species of shark!

Feeding Fun!

Come see the Native Shark & Ray feed presentation every day and discover some fantastic facts from one of our SEA LIFE marine experts!

Feeding Fun!

Come see the Native Shark & Ray feed presentation every day and discover some fantastic facts from one of our SEA LIFE marine experts!

Breed Rescue Protect

Conservation is at the heart of what we do at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the threats facing marine life and what you can do to help as you explore with us. In this area you will find out more about what SEA LIFE and the SEA LIFE Trust are doing to help threatened marine life and perhaps help us out yourself by signing one of our petitions or picking up a free sustainable seafood guide.

Around 75% (that's three quarters) of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by human activity.