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Living Coasts

Address: Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
Phone Number: 01803 202470
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Ranked #16 of 33 Activities in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great time,the penguins were so much fun,will be long remembered! Cafe lovely and staff very welcoming,couldnt do enough for us,lovely day out.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

a lovely little place, the staff are really friendly and chatty and tell you all you want to know about the birds and animals that they have there! some are endangered and they are doing a lot to help get the numbers back up again, well worth a visit!!!!!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Don't move too quickly as it will be over before you know. It took us one hour to see everything and that was moving slowly. Basically, its just the penguins, seals and the sea birds from Paignton Zoo. Also, the staff decided to walk the penguins across the path between the public and then we had a female staff member... More 

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LivingCoastsManager, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Living Coasts and for your review. I’m sorry to hear your visit was over so quickly. The average stay according to our survey is usually around 2 to 3 hours, often longer when our visitors take advantage of the many feeding talks that run throughout the day. We also offer a 7 day return so you... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Got an annual pass and take my two year old. She loves running around looking at the penguins and ducks. The attraction could possibly be bigger and have fish but I very much enjoy going on a Sunday morning

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were passing here on a rainy day and decided to stop and investigate - and it was better than we expected! We'd seen it before and expected it to be a kind of giant aviary (because of the nets) but it was so much more. Definitely well worth a visit - we'll be bringing our grandchildren here as I'm... More 

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lapworth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was great being up and close to some of the animals especially the penguins and unusual looking ducks . The seals were so much fun and everyone who works there are so dedicated to the animals .

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My grandaughter loves penguins so we travelled 70 miles for a treat. Not disappointed, she loved it and all the other bits of the attraction. Grandson was a little disappointed that there wasn't a real shark - we had to take him to Plymouth for that. Cafe was good value & a fantastic view.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited with elderly mother, who was using a walking aid for the first time. The visit proved very easy for her, to her surprise and delight. All the wildlife appeared to be in good condition, which is vital. (I have visited places where it is not so good). The sea-lion presentation was very informative and interesting, and the presenters most... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had a really good visit, went with husband, daughter, son in law and grandsons aged 7 & 4 we all enjoyed our visit, it was nice to see the penguins up that close that they were standing right by my feet. Boys thought this was fantastic, lots of sea birds to see, then you go underneath and can view the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very good day out for the family lots of marine animals to se including penguins that walk around your feet as your walking around, educational talks about the various animals

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George B, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Happy New Year to you and hopefully see you soon :-) More 

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