SEA LIFE® Blackpool
Located on Blackpool’s promenade, SEA LIFE® Blackpool is a popular, family-friendly attraction. The center houses more than 2,000 sea creatures, allowing visitors to marvel at the marine life of the UK’s shoreline and the world’s deepest oceans—from sharks and rays to seahorses, reef fish, and turtles.
Visitors to SEA LIFE Blackpool can get a close-up view of many of the world’s underwater wonders. Walk through the Ocean Tunnel—a see-through corridor where sharks, turtles, and fish swim all around you—and explore the mysterious world of the Stingray Adventure. Other attractions include Atlantic Depths, with tanks featuring octopus and lobster; a Submarine Explorer descent to the ocean bed; and displays of seahorses, rockpool specimens, and rain forest creatures.
Travelers can visit SEA LIFE Blackpool independently with a regular admission ticket or enjoy entry to the aquarium and other Blackpool attractions as part of the Blackpool Big Ticket discount sightseeing pass.
Things to Know Before You Go
SEA LIFE Blackpool is a must-visit for ocean and wildlife enthusiasts and families with kids.
Factor in about an hour to explore the aquarium.
Prebook admission to save time while in Blackpool.
The center offers restrooms, a gift shop, snack vending machines, and seating areas, plus a soft play area for kids.
The center is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible, with a lift and ramps to ease navigation.
How to Get There
SEA LIFE Blackpool stands on Blackpool’s central promenade, midway between the North and Central piers. As well as being easily accessible on foot, the aquarium is simple to reach by public transport. Hop off buses at the promenade’s Brunswick Street stop, or take a tram to the Central Pier stop, almost opposite the aquarium entrance. Drivers should follow the signs to Blackpool promenade (A584) and use the public parking lot on nearby Bonny Street.
When to Get There
SEA LIFE Blackpool is open daily, from midmorning until midafternoon on weekdays, with extended hours on weekends. The center gets busy on weekends and outside school terms, so if you choose to visit during these periods, plan on arriving at opening time or later in the afternoon to avoid the main crowds.
Going Behind-the-Scenes at SEA LIFE Blackpool
To discover more about SEA LIFE Blackpool’s underwater world, ask about daily behind-the-scenes tours. These give you privileged access to the aquarium’s working areas—usually off-limits to the public—so you can watch and learn about the daily care and conservation of the species, and even see their food being prepared.