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Blue Reef Aquarium

Address: Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 878134
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Ranked #14 of 18 Attractions in Newquay
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Owner description: Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and tropical fish. At the aquarium’s heart is the ocean tank where an underwater walk-through tunnel offers incredibly close encounters with the stunning beauty of a tropical coral reef – home to hundreds of colourful fish, tropical sharks in all shapes and sizes and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. Other displays are home to everything from giant Pacific octopus, trigger fish and nautilus to cuttlefish, turtles and terrapins. Don't miss the freshwater Amazon display which is home to a pair of Cuvier’s dwarf caiman.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not as big as some Sealife Aquariums but we still really enjoyed it. There is a good variety of fish and sea life . There is also a tunnel walk through where the fish swim over your heads. Cost £10 for adults for a day pass.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I visited here with my girlfriend and daughter for the day, as we all enjoy the aquarium in Plymouth so thought this one could match, or even beat the experience there. We were so wrong, the price is very steep for what it is. and would not recommend it to everyone, unless you are prepared to spend at least 15... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband, son and I had a few hours to spare one Sunday afternoon so walked into Newquay (from Porth) to visit the aquarium. My toddler loved exploring the areas, it is very small and if we'd of paid full price I would be disappointed but it's a lovely place to visit and escape for a bit!

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We came here hoping to use up a morning before travelling back home and after the £10 each to get in, found that we were left with a bitter taste in our mouths. We walked through the past the ticket desk to a couple of rock pools then a few small tanks before the grand finale tank which was very... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

As previously mentioned this is a small attraction to visit but it is educational and there are many exhibits. loved the octopus at feeding time, the seahorses, the caiman crocodiles and the big tank with the walk through tunnel. Probably places like San Diego have more of a wow factor but in the space available to them, the Blue Reef... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

A small but informative aquarium which you can spend a good hour or so in however reasonably expensive for size. Located near to sea in the centre of Newquay. Park elsewhere in Newquay and walk to, unless less abled where limited spaces available nearby. One good point is you can access aquarium all day with hand stamp, however not sure... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Unfortunately I suppose we are spoilt having visited aquariums in Monaco and Florida but unfortunately the Brits can't do it like they can. Not a great deal to see and not really worth the admission cost. Must have only been in about half an hour and saw it all. Mind you it was very quiet so we got round quickly.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A good location right next to the beach, and you can come back and visit all day, it is small but still fun the giant octopus was good and the staff seemed nice, the talks were good but we only heard one because there wasn't enough to hang around and see till the next one. The tunnel at the end... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Liked : Their two dwarf Caimans, sea horses, loggerhead turtle, the puffer fish who had been bullied in the big tank, giant pacific octopus. Disliked : nothing

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As much as I know some businesses with their premises may be limited to what they can provide there was no wow factor what so ever from my visit here. The only thing that made it was the giant turtle at the end. No staff around to speak to or ask questions. Was just disappointing. Very small building so take... More

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