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Scarborough Sealife & Marine Sanctuary


Discover our underwater world and meet the land creatures including Otters, Seals and Humboldt Penguins.

Visit the website

Monday 11am–4pm

Tuesday 11am–4pm

Wednesday 11am–4pm

Thursday 11am–4pm

Friday 11am–4pm

Saturday 11am–4pm

Sunday 11am–4pm


From £9.50.

Hostels nearby

YHA Whitby exterior

YHA Whitby

Free parking on premises

Scarborough Sealife & Marine Sanctuary

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Map references

OS Grid Ref: TA035907

Lat/Lng: 54.302198, -0.409731

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Cycling in Scarborough

Cycling in Scarborough

North Yorkshire has thousands of miles of quiet country lanes which offer a range of routes to suit all abilities and levels of fitness.

Walking and Rambling in Scarborough

Walking and Rambling in Scarborough

North Yorkshire is criss-crossed by countless paths and bridleways allowing walkers of all abilities to explore cliffs, beaches, woods, forests and moorland.

Watersports in Scarborough

Watersports in Scarborough

Scarborough has two beautiful beaches, The North and South Bays, with Cayton Bay 5 miles to the south and Filey Beach just 10 miles away.

Climbing in Scarborough

Climbing in Scarborough

Try indoor climbing at the brand new wall in The Street or little used spectacular, sea cliff routes on the north side of Filey Brigg.  

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

With its 2,500 year history, stunning location and panoramic views of the Yorkshire coastline, the castle is well worth a visit.       Visit the website

Scarborough seafront with the Rotunda Museum just out of sight in the centre

Rotunda Museum

One of the oldest purpose-built museums in Britain, the museum has been a focal point for geology and local history since 1829. Visit the website

Wild swimming

Wild Swimming at Boggle Hole

Noted as a great place to swim in the Wild Swimming book. The sea at Boggle Hole is exhilarating, and perishing, all at once.


Watersports in Boggle Hole

Step out of your room and into the sea and more importantly, you can then step out of the sea into a lovely hot shower!


Cycling around Boggle Hole

Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking around Boggle Hole

The disused railway line (National cycle route 1 - North Sea trail) offers easy, family friendly and car free cycling, all within 10 minutes of the hostel.

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay is a picturesque old fishing village with delightful streets and old fisher-folk running cafes. The village is rife with tall tales of old smugglers.

Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest

2 miles Explore lovely waymarked walks and cycle routes through the beautiful wooded landscape, or try orienteering - fun for all. Visit the website  

Mountain biking in Whitby

Mountain biking in Whitby

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Try Dalby Forest, 20 miles from Whitby, where you can explore an exhilarating 40 miles of mountain bike trails.