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Sea Life Marine Sanctuary

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

  • Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
  • Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
  • Sea Life Marine Sanctuary

Attraction Information

  • Aquariums icon Aquariums

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Whether you’re fascinated by sharks or love with penguins, Sea Life Marine Sanctuary has a special underwater treat for all the family!

There are a massive thirteen zones to explore, getting you close to 1,000 amazing creatures in over 50 displays. Watch the rays break the surface with their wingtips and help to feed them at the end of the daily talk. Journey to the Great Barrier Reef and meet Nemo, before following in the footsteps of 20 cheeky penguins as you learn to waddle in the unique walkthrough penguin enclosure.

For the more daring of the group brace yourself for the Shark Encounter, see if you can spot the Black Tip Reef sharks and learn all about the threat of extinction of these misunderstood creatures. There’s even a chance to come face-to-face with 20 different species of crab, shrimp and other clawed creatures at the Claws: Invasion exhibition! Don’t forget to visit the Turtle Beach, Otter River, and the Seal Pool and enjoy the ambience of the Ocean Tunnel. You won’t want to come up for air!

  • Yorkshire’s only seal hospital
  • Home to a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Outdoor Play Area & Mini Golf


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP, England

They are located on the North Bay in Scarborough. Follow the brown tourist signs for Sea Life Centre.


Click here to visit Sea Life Marine Sanctuary's website
01723 373414

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - Closing times vary

Please call the attraction directly for details


General Admission

Adults (15+) from £9.50
Kids (3-13) from £8.00
Under 3s: Free

Last Entry

1 hour before closing. 

More Information

Eating information

There is a restaurant serving a selection of hot and cold food and an Outside Kiosk selling snacks and drinks. There are also refreshments available to purchase in a retail shop. If you prefer to bring your own lunch, there is a picnic area available outside.

Pets allowed

Guide dogs are allowed.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food and milk warming facilities available. 

Guest suitability

The centre is fully disabled accessible however an alternative route is needed to avoid the stairs. Check their website for the full access statement. Stair lift available to take disabled guests upstairs to the restaurant and Turtle area.

Parking facilities

The car park outside is operated by the local council and therefore charges do apply between March and November. Free parking is available up the road all day on Scalby Mills. 

Public transport

Use bus routes 9 and 9A for the Sea Life Centre 
The nearest train station is Scarborough Railway Station and is approximately 10 minutes away in a taxi
Taxi ranks and buses are available from outside the train station


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