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Living Coasts

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Good, if a little pricey

I love aquariums and have visited a fair few over the years, so it's always great to go to one... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vicky M
Milton Keynes
via mobile
Surprisingly funny!

Fun, small zoo all about animals that live near a sea coast. What makes it so much fun? The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leon H
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  • Average14%
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Reviewed today via mobile

Awful policies and rude staff. My Girlfriend had a student uni cars which is meant to allow her in at student price, but as it didn't have an expiry date on it it wasn't accepted. Which is silly on living coasts part as they lost...More

Thank Jord B
Reviewed today

Expected an aquarium and to see a lot more for the entry fee! The penguins were ... well penguins and the seals were energetic although the talk was boring and uninteresting. Must have been an hour or so attraction! Disappointing and not worth the money...More

Thank Mel H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love aquariums and have visited a fair few over the years, so it's always great to go to one which does things a little differently. Living coasts certainly delivered; the layout is fantastic and really allows you to get up close to the animals....More

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun, small zoo all about animals that live near a sea coast. What makes it so much fun? The feeding times are well planned so that roughly every 30 to 45 minutes you can see other animals being fed. This is accompanied by a fun...More

Thank Leon H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We debated whether it was worth the cost. In the end we went in as my friends boy wanted too. As adults we were pretty under whelmed and by myself I would have gone through it in an hour. As it was I think we...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting and worth being there at feeding times. The animals and birds were quite active in spite of the rain.

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at the living coasts; we spent about 4 hours here as we walked around once first as we arrived before all the talks started and then went around again as all the talks happened. The animals were clearly well looked...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The living coast exhibition and animals were a lot of fun. The sun was shining and the animals were well looked after and enjoying the sunshine. The top cafe view was amazing and wasn’t expensive to drink and eat. And the list of feeding times...More

Thank Leigh F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took our grandchildren and they enjoyed it more than the zoo. It was lovely to get close to the penguins at feeding time. It was clean and tidy, and all the animals seemed to be happy. The food in the cafe did not look very...More

Thank CapnFishy
Reviewed 4 days ago

The living coasts is ideally situated with large aviaries on its roof open to the sea breeze and elements these were the main reason for our visit. Here we found some very attractive enclosures with healthy, content looking birds. The puffin and avocets were a...More

Thank Cuppatea42
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Amy S
19 July 2018|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure. I haven't seen any weddings recently. Best to give them a ring.
26 August 2017|
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Response from Growlersmum | Reviewed this property |
From what I can recall. Yes. It's a lovely visit and the staff I met were friendly helpful and knowledgable. I can't think of anywhere inaccessible to push chairs or wheelchairs
Louise S
16 May 2017|
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Response from Katherine S | 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