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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Exhibits amazing - building and toilets - a disgrace.

Visited with my grandchildren for half term. The children loved the experience, but the actual... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lin J
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Stumbled upon this when walking around Newquay, found it at the bottom of the hill. I'll be honest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ben A
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From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef, Newquay Blue Reef aquarium has an exciting world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out. Visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters with amazing aquatic life including seahorses, giant octopus, pulsating Jellyfish and fierce Piranha. At the aquariums heart is a spectacular coral reef display housed within a 250,000 litre ocean tank - home to exotic tropical species like black tip reef sharks and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. As well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the display by taking a journey through its very own underwater tunnel, as well as through a number of viewing portholes, a floor to ceiling window and even enjoy close encounters from the surface - where Omiros often likes to pop up to say hello! Situated on Towan Promenade in the heart of Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium not only offers a beach on its doorstep but also an amazing experience, whatever the weather!
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
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"lovely aquarium"
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"blind turtle"
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"big tank"
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"worth a visit"
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"different species"
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"feeding times"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with my grandchildren for half term. The children loved the experience, but the actual building looks a bit run down, and a face mask was required on entering the toilets - they stank! I realise the upkeep must be enormous, but elbow grease and...More

Thank Lin J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this when walking around Newquay, found it at the bottom of the hill. I'll be honest the building is not a lot to look at from the outside, but the inside more than made up for it on the inside. Really impressed by...More

Thank Ben A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited blue reef a number of times and never get bored. My teenage daughter loves it still and my 10 year old the same. It is a bit expensive but on rainy day it is worth a visit. The cafe is reasonably priced....More

Thank Lynne D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner was visiting Newquay and we came across this place. Haven't been before and was really good. Not as big as I thought it would be. Tiny place and thought there was a little bit more to see. Liked the way it...More

Thank Hayden J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went around lunch time to the aquarium on our date . Fasinating facts as you go round , they have feeding times for animals we saw the octopus and sharks get fed. The octopus was great loved him . Friendly staff with loads of facts...More

Thank Faye H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn’t know this place was here until we ventured down to the beach. My little boy loved it. Plenty of information about the fish and the tunnel with sharks and turtles swimming above you is great.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love aquariums and always manage to visit them. This one was excellent. Many of the species I had never seen before. The information given by each area was incredibly informative. The little hands on displays were also good, and I'm sure our grandchildren would...More

Thank SarahC0805
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the kids here on my birthday with my wife. Booked online for convenience, but hate this booking fee rubbish - I'd rather just add it to my price than mention booking fee as that just annoys a lot of people. Anyway, the place is...More

Thank Justin H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought it would be a nice morning out with my toddler, booked online to receive my ‘amazing savings!’ Which after you’ve added their online booking fee - was 30p. Just something to be aware of if you’re going just as a parent and tot...More

Thank JustAnotherMummy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit small, but with lots of info on different animals within the aquarium. The animals looked well looked after, had plenty of room in their tanks and the tanks were very clean which is the most important thing for me! Cafe is actually quite...More

Thank Llanee
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Marge O
23 June 2016|
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Response from BlueReefNewquay | Property representative |
Sorry no dogs allowed, as we are an animal attraction and this is prohibited under our licencing.
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Jeanandkerry
3 March 2016|
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Response from Bob L | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the location of your hotel a bus ride in to the centre of Newquay and a 5 minute walk towards Towan beach. Sorry for the delay in answering. Kind regards Bob
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