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

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Lovely morning

We were holidaying locally and thought we'd give it a try. Was wonderful!!! So good to see penguins up so close. Great to hear the keepers talk about the animals and answer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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St Columb Major, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited 2 weeks ago. Enjoyed the penguins, but not really enthralled with other exhibits. The cafe was clean and drinks ok. we didn't have any food.

Thank aqualady932
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with the grandchildren while visiting Torquay. Lovely little place, kept them entertained for a couple of hours. Loved the penguins! Nice cafe too. Will come again.

Thank grahamt321
Paignton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

visited The Living Coast with friends and what a lovely place this is. All staff are very friendly and all the animalsare very well cared for. Will certainly be visiting this place again.

Thank sacollins2015
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were holidaying locally and thought we'd give it a try. Was wonderful!!! So good to see penguins up so close. Great to hear the keepers talk about the animals and answer questions. Bought a zooper ticket and looking forward to going to the zoo later in the week.

Thank rudgekin13
England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

cost £25 it took 25 minutes to walk round nothing to see very dirty tanks fish were in most were empty. We were disappointed to put it mildly. Absolutely waste of money and time.

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VisitorServices1, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Living Coasts. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your recent visit and that your experience only lasted 25 minutes. The average visit is usually around 2 hours, if not longer. Stopping by one or more of our feeding talks usually extends a visit and are very popular with our guests. We are currently offering 10... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable experience at Living Coasts and it's amazing to see the penguins so close up. All the animals look very happy in their environment and the staff seemed to really care for them. The cafe was also a highlight with spectacular views over the bay. As a family attraction there is lots to do with a good... More 

Thank SarahHa9
Bradford, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a return visit to Living Coasts on Wednesday morning just in time for the penguin feeding time. It's nice to be so close to the penguins and mandarin ducks. I had a very nice luxury hot chocolate in the cafe afterwards and sat outside on the terrace to see the spectacular views.

Thank Liz A
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The living coast in Torquay it's a part of Paignton zoo. We have visited both and really enjoyed our time. If you love animals this is great place to see. Will definitely return.

Thank lewisjohn6644
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here as a family twice now. We bought the Zooper ticket which admits you to both here and Paignton Zoo for a discounted price. It's not huge and we were here just over 2 hours. There are feeds and talks throughout the day which are good. There are penguins, otters, seals, sea horses and fish etc. Worth... More 

Thank gemmaz1
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As i am a MASSIVE fan of penguins, this is one of my top 3 places to re-visit to see them furry birds called PENGUINS! You turn the corner after coming outside and there is a penguin on the steps just chilling looking at you all, which is great! I will definitely be returning as want to try the scuba... More 

Thank Thomas H

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