Sea Life


Highlights include sharks, penguins and seahorses, and talks and feeding demonstrations are held throughout the day. Tickets fall to £14 for adults and £11 for children if bought online, in advance.

In the summer, the admission price includes a trip up the 53m Jurassic Skyline viewing tower on Weymouth seafront.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Dorset attractions

1. Weymouth Beach

0.97 MILES

The nostalgia-inducing offerings along Weymouth's fine sandy shore could see you marvelling at highly skilled sand sculptors, renting a deckchair or…

2. Jurassic Skyline

1.15 MILES

A 53m tower which rotates to reveal expansive Jurassic Coast views.

3. Nothe Fort

1.32 MILES

Weymouth’s photogenic 19th-century defences are studded with cannons, searchlights and 30cm coastal guns. Exhibits detail Dorset’s Roman invasion, a…

4. Chesil Beach Centre

3.47 MILES

This centre at the start of the bridge to Portland, is a great gateway to Chesil Beach. The pebble ridge is at its highest here – 15m compared to 7m at…

5. Portland Castle

4.03 MILES

A particularly fine product of Henry VIII's castle-building spree, with expansive views over Portland Harbour.

6. Maiden Castle

5.16 MILES

Occupying a massive slab of horizon on the southern fringes of Dorchester, Maiden Castle is the largest and most complex Iron Age hill fort in Britain…

7. Tout Quarry

5.28 MILES

Portland's white limestone has been quarried for centuries and has been used in some of the world's finest buildings, such as the British Museum and St…

8. Max Gate

5.71 MILES

Novelist Thomas Hardy was a trained architect and designed this attractive house, where he lived from 1885 until his death in 1928. Tess of the D…