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Some seals arrive at the Sanctuary in a very sick and injured condition and in some cases close to death. The dedicated veterinary team will often work throughout the night to do everything possible to stabilise the seal’s condition.

For the veterinary team the daily routine begins each morning, often before sunrise. The pups are checked one by one, with the weakest and sickest being tended to first. The pup has its own programme of treatment and prescribed medication, which has to be administered every day. It may have a blood sample taken to check if infections are under control and its temperature is closely monitored to ensure the stability of its condition.

When the pup first arrives it is fed every four hours, including through the night. Gradually, as its condition stabilises and it gets stronger, the frequency of the feeds decrease over an agreed period.

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Southern Promenade, Hunstanton,
Norfolk PE36 5BH
Tel: 01485 533576

Opening times and Prices:

Please visit Sealife Sanctuary Hunstanton’s website for up-to-date opening times and prices.


If you are travelling from King’s Lynn. Follow the signs to Cromer (A148) and Hunstanton (A149) to leave by A1078. At junction with A148 (South Wootton) head passed the traffic signals towards the A148. At roundabout take 1st exit onto A149 (signposted Hunstanton). At the next roundabout take the 1st exit (A149). Junction with B1440 (north) at roundabout take 1st main exit (A149). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Oasis Way – B1161 (signposted South Beach). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto South Beach Road. Turn right onto Seagate Road. There is a pay and display car park nearby. Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is in easy walking distance of the car park. The centre is on the promenade.