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Situated on the eastern coast of Ireland, a short drive or train ride from Dublin, SEA LIFE® Bray is an aquatic zoo featuring over 1,00 underwater residents, from octopuses to piranhas to sharks. Visitors to this family-friendly attraction can learn about marine life and conservation efforts and watch a variety of animal feedings.

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Strand Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Basics

SEA LIFE Bray offers a variety of themed areas that house numerous aquatic species. Visit the freshwater section, which houses piranhas and terrapins; a warm Caribbean Cove where you can see dwarf tail nurse sharks and the first cow-nosed ray born in Ireland; a touch pool with lobsters and starfish; and even a Toxic Zone that houses puffer fish and eels.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • SEA LIFE is popular with families and those interested in oceanography.

  • Pre-book tickets online for savings and to ensure entry.

  • SEA LIFE is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • The aquarium has on site parking.

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How to Get There

SEA LIFE Bray is located right on the seafront, about half an hour away from Dublin by train or bus. The aquarium is about a three-minute walk from the Bray DART Station.

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When to Get There

SEA LIFE is open all year round except on December 25th and 26th, with slightly longer hours in the summer months. It's particularly busy during school holidays and on weekends. Check the schedule for animal feeding times.

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Best of Bray

It's worth sticking around Bray after your SEA LIFE visit, especially if you're fond of the ocean. Popular attractions in the area include Bray Head, which boasts a its coastal cliff walk looking out over the sea. Other local highlights include the historic Killruddery House and Gardens and the 18th-century Holy Redeemer Church, and the Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, which offers regular music and theater performances throughout the year.

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