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Address: Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 878134
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef...
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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Small but packed with sealife

This is quite a small aquarium but my children were absolutely enchanted by all the sealife on offer! We took the time to read all the info which means we really learnt about all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is quite a small aquarium but my children were absolutely enchanted by all the sealife on offer! We took the time to read all the info which means we really learnt about all the aquarium has to offer! Favourites were the octopus and the big tank with the lovely huge sea turtle in! I'd say this was more for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My kids love seacreatures and that´s the only reason to love this aquarium, it´s too overpriced, very little and most of the times very full of visitors--- the shop is the biggest attraction at least..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Small but great aquarium. Giant octopus, turtle and even shark can been seen. Can get busy at peak times.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went on a wet Sunday, so the rest of Newquay seemed to have the same idea as us. We paid 20 quid to get in (10 each and 2 year old was free). But the walk around the aquarium was very quick as it was crowded you couldn't really stop to look at things properly and it was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was because of the rain that we visited the aquarium, however it was so educational that we got to see and know so many deep sea animals. I like the huge ray the most. Overall, it was a great visit!

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times and it makes for a nice hour or two if you're in Newquay. It's not all that large for the price and it gets VERY busy in the middle of the day but come early enough and you'll have a great time.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Blue Reef whilst the tide was in on Towan Beach in order to waste a couple of hours before we could return to the beach. It's not the biggest aquarium there is but it is relatively good. If you can book online or get a voucher it's worth it as an entry price of £10 might be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When i first saw the price i thought it was decent however having now been to the aquarium i can agree that it is slightly overpriced. Its definitely not the best aquarium ive been to but also not the worst. It has lots of brilliant fish, sharks, stingray, octopus etc however it was quite quick to get round, probably took... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

overpriced, nothing in there except star fish. plymouth aquarium is only an hour away, save your time for this one instead

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a wet Sunday when we was down visiting family, the que was out the door with only one person behind the till which left us in the rain waiting for 10 mins. We had been trying to get on there web site since the Friday to book tickets to save some money but it was down all... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Reef Aquarium

Address: Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 878134
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 9

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