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Blue Reef Aquarium

#18 of 63 things to do in Newquay Features Animals
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Nice but overpriced

We decided to visit with my parents and our 16 month old whilst on holiday. We enjoyed the visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hertford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great views of the fish but too pricey

Our 16m old loves fish and aquariums, and the views and types of fish and sea creatures were great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gill C
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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!
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  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to visit with my parents and our 16 month old whilst on holiday. We enjoyed the visit but it was over too quickly, the Aquarium isn't massive and is overpriced for what they offer. The cafeteria is reasonable, probably wouldn't visit again as...More

Thank MartCam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our 16m old loves fish and aquariums, and the views and types of fish and sea creatures were great and she loved it, most tanks she could see into even though she's little, however it is overpriced to get in and we used the tourist...More

Thank Gill C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cost nearly £30 for three of us and took less than an hour to walk around. They had some interesting creatures such as the stone fish and an octopus though and some other fish that I hadn't seen in aquariums before. Not bad for a...More

Thank Cerys J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with my husband and 5 and 2 year old. The kids had various activities to complete on the way round which they loved. No prize at the end just entered into a competition which disappointed the kids.. a little badge or something would have...More

Thank suz S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This visit was a real eye opener, the sharks are amazing. It even houses the worlds dealiest sea creature, the stone fish. The turtle is adorable.

Thank grahammarles54
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My 10 year old son loves aquariums so decided to visit on a rainy day. It was ok. The best part was counting the toy sharks hidden in the tanks. We stayed for the talk and feed but found it hard to hear, this was...More

Thank Lodgie12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The title says it all really, it was nearly £30 for three of us to gain entry, doesn't take long to walk around, it's extremely cramped (certainly no room for buggies-you're better off carrying small children round) and there really isn't much to see.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter loves this place and always wants to go . Lots of fascinating facts about the sea life in the seas surrounding us and the worlds oceans . Great gift shop and always have a lovely afternoon when we go . My daughter never...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this little aquarium. The amount of fish they have isn't the biggest but they have enough to keep it interesting. It doesn't take too long to get round it all but this is perfect for small children as there's enough to keep their attention...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok for a rainy day, little one enjoyed her day, nice staff. Price ok, especially if you can pick up a voucher.

Thank Liz H
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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.
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