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Living Coasts

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Address: Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1803 202470
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Very good but not very big

I enjoyed the Living Coast. All the birds and animals were well cared for. It is an exemplary innovative conservation site. However, it is not very large and I'm not sure if it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All I can say is wow what an amazing place to visit we had a lovely family day out here the kids loved it especially the penguin feeding part would definitely recommend anyone to visit here we had a brilliant day out wilk be back definitely x

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Thank Cheryl K
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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592 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived about 3 PM which during the winter hours was too late to spend the money for going round the actual exhibition so we contented ourselves with having a drink in the cafe. The cafe is to be found at the entrance or exit on the upper floor and has a splendid view over the Bay. In order that... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really lovely time at this place. Highlight was definitely walking amongst the African and macaroni penguins as they hobbled around our feet. Others have said that it's quite small, whilst this is true, if you start with the penguin feeding talk at 10:30 you can then follow the talks every half hour until about 13:00. Tom was... More 

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Thank greentorch
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to visit for kids and adults it can only keep open with the help of charity and the public so please help keep this place open. It's well worth the visit we enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Ellen B
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the Living Coast. All the birds and animals were well cared for. It is an exemplary innovative conservation site. However, it is not very large and I'm not sure if it was worth the entry fee. Anyway I can comfort myself with the thought that the money goes to a good cause :)

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Thank e89gh
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,353 reviews
731 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really liked seeing all the penguins outside and the seals out in the open there was lots of boards saying about penguins and sharks ideal for all the family!

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Thank Ethan E
Upper Lydbrook
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited in January, it was lovely and quiet and we could take time to walk around at leisure and see all the attractions. Managed to see the sea lion talk and the staff were informative and friendly. It is not the biggest attraction, but well worth a visit.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Living Coasts whilst on a trip down from London to see a friend. I've wanted to visit Living Coasts for a while now and thought that this trip was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of that! I loved the layout and design of the park, it was easy to get around, everything was clearly signed and there... More 

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Thank Hannahcm94
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an otter addict , I especially wanted to visit to see the otters and was not disappointed fantastic. Living Coasts has a wonderful collection of penguins, sea lions , sea birds and fish of every shape , every colour . Great restaurant,cafe serving good quality food ,drinks and snacks with a spectacular view over Torbay .Well stocked gift shops... More 

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Thank Fairienuff
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out with the children there's is lots to see and the food at the place is fantastic. Well worth a visit and worth every penny and the service is very good ☺

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