The Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre

sealNorth End
LN12 1QG

Tel: 01507 473346


A visit to Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary offers a unique nature experience. Walk through two acres of sand dunes and gain first hand experience of some of the county's most stunning wildlife. Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary is only fifty metres from the sea


Seal Rescue

The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary has rescued hundreds of injured and orphaned seals since it opened in 1974. In a specially designed hospital, the seals are looked after until they can be released back into the wild. For those unable to return, The Seal Sanctuary offers a permanent home, doing all it can to give these wonderful creatures a contented existence.

Wildlife Care

The wildlife hospital was opened in 1989 thanks to a major donation from the readers of the Daily Mail along with support from dozens of other businesses and individuals. As well as the grey & common seals many other animals have since been treated in the hospital.

After a period of rehabilitation all the animals that can fend for themselves are returned to the wild but those that cannot are given sanctuary here. Look out for the foxes, badgers, barn owls and kestrels that have been provided with a refuge in this natural environment.


Seal Sanctuary Time Walking

As well as conservation, education also plays an important part of the Seal Sanctuary's role in the community and visitors will find the natural history projects both fascinating and inspirational.

Two walk-through features take a journey back in time and visitors can marvel at a world of dinosaurs, fossils and plant life as well as seeing living descendants of Lincolnshire's prehistoric past. The only line of dinosaurs that did not become extinct 65 million years ago are represented here in the form of emus, pheasants and parrots (in our biggest aviary to date). Your time travelling concludes with our seal sanctuary pools but only after you have been through a tunnel! See if you can spot the lynx, snowy owls, wildcats and eagle owls that lived wild in Lincolnshire until very recently.


Conservation Commitment

At its heart, The Seal Sanctuary is committed to conserving nature. Every person who visits is contributing towards the care of animals and our aim is that every visitor will leave with a better understanding of the natural world we live in.


Opening Times

Opening times may vary depending upon weather conditions and the attraction may be closed at quiet times if the weather is poor.

We recommend checking with us by calling 01507 473346.

February Half Term Holiday

Day Opening Times Last Admission
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm  3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm 3:30pm

March - October (inclusive)

Day Opening Times Last Admission
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm  4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm 4:30pm


Day Opening Times Last Admission
Monday - Friday closed n/a
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm 3:30pm

December & January - Closed

Tel: 01507 473346 or see

Admission prices 2018

Normal Prices
Adults - £9.00
Children 3 - 15 - £6.00
Seniors - 8.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) - £28.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) - £33.00

Prices for the Disabled
Adults - £8.00
Children 3 - 15 - £5.00

Season Pass
(including free rparking; full years entry subject to T & Cs and must have a photo to accompny the pass)

Adults - £30.00
Children 3 - 15 - £20.00
Seniors - 28.00

Car Parking Fees

Please note that the car park is owned by East Lindsey District Council and NOT the Seal Sanctuary and is subject to a carpark fee.

Group Bookings
A special rate is available for pre-booked visits from schools and other groups. You need to have at least ten in the group and let us know at least 24 hours before arrival. However, we try to avoid too many groups arriving on the same day so making your booking as far in advance as possible would be appreciated.

Educational group visits are also allowed a further concession of one adult admitted free for every 10 paying children.

Please contact us with your details or send in the booking form and we will then confirm that your chosen day is free.

Disabled access
We are wheelchair friendly and have toilets dedicated for disabled use.


Refreshments are available from our vegetarian cafe. There is a large selection of hot and cold snacks available including freshly made sandwiches, crispy chips and delicious cakes!

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times


From Mablethorpe High Street and facing the central pullover and sea, turn left onto Quebec Road and follow this for about a mile. Look out for the signs to the Seal Sanctuary on your right just after you pass Haven Holidays Golden Sands Holiday Park. The sanctuary is at the far end of the North End car park.

Alternatively take the Sand Train along the beach or Road Train to the North End pullover.

North End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire LN12 1QG

Parking   A large car park is situated at the entrance to The Seal Sanctuary.

Pets: Sorry but dogs and other pets are not allowed around the sanctuary.