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Living Coasts

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Rainy Day but was good

It was hammering down with rain when we went but once inside it was great. The penguins came right... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trevor T
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting and pleasant.

Easy to find for a family trip. Well signposted. Plenty to keep older and younger children occupied... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JeanWilko
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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About
Welcome to Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
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+44 1803 202470
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 28, 2004

Living Coasts on the sea front at Torquay is a fairly new attraction and an absolutely fantastic way of spending a few relaxing hours. Most of the attraction is outside so great on a nice warm day. Here you can see fur seals, sea ducks,...More

13  Thank Anon1976
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 20, 2004

Living Coasts starts off well. Clean entrance, nice beach huts as ticket booths and then a some great penquins. But apart from 4 seals and some puffins that's about it, and with a cost of £20 it's not worth it. They even ask for contributions...More

8  Thank marting
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Reviewed today via mobile

We brought the zooper online ticket for both living coast and Paignton zoo. Had we paid full price I would have been extremely disappointed. The staff were all lovely and very helpful during our visit. The facility itself seems very run down and in desperate...More

Thank MichelleB154
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was hammering down with rain when we went but once inside it was great. The penguins came right up to you but not allowed to touch. We went inside to look at the tanks but because it was raining so hard, the tanks were...More

Thank Trevor T
Reviewed 2 days ago

(Very Good saver deal when Zooper Ticket is purchased if going to Paignton Zoo too) Enjoyed very much walking around this attraction. You are able to buy your ticket enter and re-enter the same day for free. Loved being able to walk around the penguin/bird/ducks...More

Thank rm80
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Otters desperately searching for food and crying when they couldn't find any. Penguins over fed, masses of uneaten food at bottom of tank. Small enclosure for the sealions, I counted 5 and they only had one small rock to jump on, same for penguins although...More

Thank Voyage26131491734
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find for a family trip. Well signposted. Plenty to keep older and younger children occupied for a few hours. Nicely positioned at end of quay in Torquay. We visited on Halloween and a trail had been set up for children to follow which...More

Thank JeanWilko
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just down the road from our hotel the Imperial, this small scale attraction was well laid out with some brilliant interactive exhibits for children. The animals were clearly very well looked after and set ofcourse against the beautiful south devon coast. Lovely tea and cake...More

Thank vhuntley109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son's 9th birthday and his choice of what to do for his birthday was to visit living coasts again! But with a broken leg it could have been a bad choice however with a phone call in advance they let us use their courtesy...More

Thank Lunar99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the time of year, and in the weather conditions that we visited under, things were a bit lackluster here. We were under the impression that things were awe-inspiring, and if you're a conservationist at heart, then yes they are. But the seals only were...More

Thank Hollieeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They provided a wheelchair (which we had pre-booked) which enabled a full visit and repeat circuits to catch scheduled events missed first time round. Huge thanks to Tom, the aquarist, for letting the g'kids feed the archer fish, and explaining why they no longer squirt...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is located next to Beacon Quay and is a partner to Newquay and Paignton Zoos. The attraction is part of several conservation and education programs and their ethos is accessibility for all which certainly made taking a wheel chair user round very easy. The...More

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KayP500
August 28, 2018|
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Response from patriciatowns1976 | Reviewed this property |
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Amy S
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure. I haven't seen any weddings recently. Best to give them a ring.
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August 25, 2017|
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Response from Growlersmum | Reviewed this property |
From what I can recall. Yes. It's a lovely visit and the staff I met were friendly helpful and knowledgable. I can't think of anywhere inaccessible to push chairs or wheelchairs
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