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Living Coasts

#9 of 63 things to do in Torquay Features Animals
Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Good visit would recommend

We visited Living Coasts on our holiday break. The walk along the harbour front approaching living... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dawn785
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Lovely day

We only spent a short time here as I wanted to see the penguins have breakfast. I love penguins... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Growlersmum
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Welcome to Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.
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“paignton zoo” (232 reviews)
“feeding times” (93 reviews)
“octopus” (83 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
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+44 1803 202470
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Living Coasts on our holiday break. The walk along the harbour front approaching living coasts is very pretty. There is also a land train that drops off and picks up at this facility. It is accessible for wheelchair users.There are lots of animals...More

Thank Dawn785
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We only spent a short time here as I wanted to see the penguins have breakfast. I love penguins. The staff were very informative friendly and made the experience fun. We were introduced to Solly and I feel the animals were loved and well taken...More

Thank Growlersmum
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited last week with my husband and two children. I found the entrance price to be compatible with other attractions in the area. We planned our visit around the different feeding times to make the most of our time and find out more about...More

Thank Hanna S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend and 2 brothers and it was amazing. We was going to pay for 2 adults and 2 children and they informed us of the family ticket which saved us money. Very friendly and they let us eat packed lunch...More

Thank sprice94
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for the price. Parking was terrible. But the staff were lovely especially rachel in the gift shop. Animals were lovely especially the cute new baby seal.

Thank seamanuk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stumbles across loving coasts and decided to go in as the cheap entry fee, the Penguins were amazing, thought we'd missed the 10:30 feed but then they had one of the penguins out to meet, not as many fish as I thought but the shark...More

Thank Cath-Leonard
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An interesting visit. The otters are simply beautiful. Staff are on hand to answer any questions and are very knowledgeable. Well worth getting the joint zoo ticket...and taking advantage of extending the Living Coasts ticket to last a week.

Thank Tarn P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really lovely ocean life zoo. Absolutely perfect for young children (our son is 4) as unlike some aquariums it's easy for them to navigate and you can go round more than once. Small soft play area, cafe and of course toy shop....More

Thank LSBaxter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed, could see in any of the big viewing walls or tunnels as was really filthy. I understood not disturbing pups but the others should have been clean. Staff didn't actually talk to anyone as they passed. Not worth the money really.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Weather forecast was looking grim and (traveling from Bristol) we had arranged to meet one of our sons and his family (traveling from Tavistock)at Digger World in Somerset (a great venue for another review) we changed our plans at the last minute due to the...More

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Louise S
16 May 2017|
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Response from George B | Property representative |
Hi Louise, We are an all weather attraction, with half outside (e.g. penguins, seals, otters, estuary birds, etc...) and half inside (underwater viewing areas, aquarium, etc..). All our keeper talks/presentations happen... More
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RichardBarkwaySmith
12 July 2016|
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Response from George B | Property representative |
Hi Richard, Living Coasts is an education and conservation charity, so discounts are few and far between. There are currently only two discounts available. One is the Zooper ticket which is discounted entry to both Paignton... More
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karenlf66
19 August 2015|
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Response from George B | Property representative |
Hi Karen, We usually recommend two to three hours. It is worth highlighting the talks and feeds we hold throughout the day, so you might want to coincide your visit with some of these. The penguin feed and talk is very... More
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