To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

SEA LIFE Scarborough


Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

Tel: 01723 373414

SEA LIFE Scarborough


Dive into our amazing underwater world!

New for 2019! Turtle Rescue - get hands on at the new Turtle Rescue Centre and save your very own interactive turtle. You'll need to take your turtle through a sequence of rehabilitation before its fit for release back into the wild.

Don't miss!

Penguin Island - waddle with our large colony of adorable Humboldt penguins in their amazing walk-through home! You'll be able to get closer than ever before to our incredible feathered friends.

Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital - visit this years seal pup paitents rehabilitating in our specialist seal hospital. All of our seals are rescued from local coastal waters and brought to the centre for vital care before being released back into the wild.

Ocean Tunnel - take a walk on the ocean floor as you make your way through our incredible ocean tunnel. Watch out for our blacktip reef sharks circling above their abandoned shipwreck and learn all about how the majestic loggerhead sea turtle, Antiopi, came to call SEA LIFE Scarboroguh her home.

Interactive Rockpool Experience - see how it feels to touch a starfish or hold a crab in our interactive rockpool experience.

Beach Bites adventure playground - take a seat in our outside cafe and enjoy a coffee as you take in the breath-taking views of the stunning North Bay. Children will enjoy playing in the beach bites adventure playground.

New for 2019: Pay Once and Visit All Year! Take advantage of our fantastic value Season Pass offering which gives you free return entry to SEA LIFE Scarborough throughout the whole of 2019 when you pay the full price admission rate once. Click here for more information on the SEA LIFE Season Pass!

With over 1,000 creatures in over 50 incredible indoor and outdoor displays, there is something for everyone, whatever the weather, at SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Join us every day for fun talks, animal feeds and our Dive Adventure Quiz Trail. Check the website for special events and premium experiences.

Book Tickets Online

Opening Times

Open New Year

* Opening and closing times vary. Please check the website.

Guide Prices

Adult (on the door) - £19.00pp (this rate includes free unlimited return visits in 2019)
Child (on the door) - £16.50pp (this rate includes free unlimited return visits in 2019)
Online prices - single entry tickets start at £9.90 per child and £11.40 per adult
Online group prices (10+ guests) - single entry tickets start from £9.50 per person
Children aged 2 or under visit free of charge.
One free carer ticket is permitted for each guest requiring assistance. Please ensure you bring proof of disability with your on your visit such as a DLA letter.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Mobile phone coverage


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road: Follow directional signage into Scarborough and follow signs for “North Bay Attractions” or SEA LIFE Centre. By train: Leave the train at Scarborough Station. Bus and taxi ranks are available at the station. By bus: Service 9 and 9A terminates at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary. The nearest railway station is Scarborough Train Station, which is 2.5 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

There is a pay and display car park available directly outside SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Guests who would prefer to park for free can do so a short walk away on Scalby Mills Road.

Follow Us


What's Nearby

  1. Vale of Pickering Caravan Park

    The Vale of Pickering Caravan Park is family owned and run and offers superb facilities…

    11.13 miles away
  2. Raithwaite Estate

    Whitby, North Yorkshire, is home to Raithwaite Estate, a grand coastal retreat comprised…

    16.58 miles away
  3. The Talbot Hotel

    The Talbot Hotel has recently been fully restored. Classic British design now meets…

    19.54 miles away
  1. Northern Holiday Lodges

    We offer luxury bespoke lodges for holidays. All of our lodges have hot tubs.

    20.18 miles away
  2. Robin Hood Caravan Park (Tourers/Tents)

    If you're looking for a quiet base whilst exploring York and it's surrounding areas, this…

    22.9 miles away
  3. Robin Hood Caravan Park (Caravans for Hire)

    Just 20 mins drive from York, Robin Hood Caravan Park provides a perfect gateway to the…

    22.9 miles away
  4. The Private Hill

    The Private Hill is a small, luxurious, very private boutique destination where…

    23.4 miles away
  5. Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park

    Stay at Castle Howard's peaceful holiday park overlooking the Great Lake and historic…

    23.57 miles away
  6. Rose Cottage Huggate

    A fantastic holiday home which caters for either a couple or a group. Welcoming with…

    24.05 miles away
  7. Snug Huts

    Welcome to our Snug Huts, part of the Wolds Edge family, situated in Bishop Wilton near…

    25.5 miles away
  8. Brush & Boot

    The “Brush and Boot” B&B or self catering apartment or cottage near Castle Howard is…

    26.15 miles away
  9. The Black Swan Hotel

    The Black Swan Hotel at Helmsley is a historic inn, turned boutique hotel. Right in the…

    26.48 miles away
  10. The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

    The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa is a secluded luxury retreat, nestled in the…

    26.55 miles away
  11. Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges

    At the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds,next to the village of Bishop Wilton, close to…

    26.87 miles away
  12. Sunset Cottages

    Granary conversion forming 4 cottages & two flats on a quiet, secluded working farm. Set…

    27.37 miles away
  13. Street Farm Cottages

    These stunning barn conversions are beautifully decorated, well furnished, spacious and…

    28.05 miles away
Previous Next

Share the adventure

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss