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Living Coasts

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Address: Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
Phone Number: 01803 202470
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Great little place

A lovely place to visit especially for younger children, plenty to see and learn if your walk around is timed right for feeding times and talks. Animals are easy to see both on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have visited Living Coasts three times during our week long holiday, you can upgrade your day ticket for free so that you can visit as many times as you like in 7 days. Every time we visit we see something new. The kids especially enjoyed the Otter feeding time, when the otters food was hidden and they had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely place to visit especially for younger children, plenty to see and learn if your walk around is timed right for feeding times and talks. Animals are easy to see both on land and in water with tunnels and windows underneath ( good timing required ) nice little rest stop with tuck shop and nice shop with gifts at... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Located at the end of Princess Quay at Torquay Harbour, Living Coasts is a lovely attraction. Get up close to penguins ( but not too close) on their decking enclosure. See sea birds flying over your heads, otters running around, seals swimming or sun bathing and a selection of wading birds. As well as seeing the animals and birds above... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Didnt enjoy this one bit went once and wont be going again. All was there was birds. Very disappointed

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is not an all day attraction but I feel for the price that it should be. Whilst a lovely attraction it's very small and only requires 2-3 hours max to get round everything. Also very exposed to the elements in winter so wrap up warm

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great job they're all doing here and great family visit. Some wonderfully colourful birds here that we'd not seen anywhere else. The Puffins are a laugh to watch and you can grab some great shots here of wildlife. I must say though that it is lacking in the area that most sea-life centres excel in which is the views through... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited here with two young children and had a good day. There is plenty to see and lots for children to enjoy (as well as the birds and fish), such as sandpit and drawing table. We saw the penguins feeding time which was fun. Lots of interesting information available and so would suit older children as well. Not cheap, but... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The access for disabled is perfect! ! The entrance cost was amazing!! My child loved how close she could get to the penguins and the seals really performed for her!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Took full advantage of the zoopler saver after visitng Paignton Zoo and upgrading our ticket. A very unique attraction with its conservation of local and endangered wildlife and seabirds makes it more appealing to visiters. Lots for children to do and great feeding displays. Highly recommend we had a fantastic visit despite the bad weather. Great gift shop at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This proved a great place to visit with our three children 2, 5 and 7. There are regular feedings and info sessions of a good standard throughout the day. Timings are available online so I would recommend checking these out prior to vising to get the most from your visit. We also enjoyed revisiting these areas later when less busy.... More 

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