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Living Coasts

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Address: Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
Phone Number: 441803202470
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Different but good

My wife and I are on holiday in the area and this was our first visit. We opted to go for the Zooper ticket as it seemed better value. We haven't been to Paignton Zooper... read more

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95 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I are on holiday in the area and this was our first visit. We opted to go for the Zooper ticket as it seemed better value. We haven't been to Paignton Zooper yet. First impressions were quite poor as the girl in the entrance booth, although not rude in any way, seemed cold and distant. Happily things... More 

Thank roycooper1
New Milton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wheelchair and child friendly attraction! From the Gillimots to the Octopus via penguins, otters and seals, this is a very interesting attraction, seeing from beneath the water is excellent. Pollution is also highlighted and the damage it is doing to the environment. The staff were both polite and cheerful and seemed genuinely knowledgeable about the exhibits. The cafe seemed... More 

Thank j0hnhenry27
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little place, we got our double ticket so we could visit living coast and paignton zoo bargain price, we had a great time here situated in a great place, the penguins were cute the staff were friendly, we will be back 😊

Thank rubylousnails
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good family enjoyment, a little bit on the expensive side, but you are right in among the the creatures.

Thank David M
Caterham, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A walk through attraction. Please do not touch the penguins or spectacled eider ducks . Birds have access to their area. Penguins are cute, sea lions cute too.Has a play area for the small ones. a good place to visit.

Thank Hairyworf1
Winnersh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A little aquarium/Sealife Centre wannabe in the heart of Torquay. Certainly not worth the admission fee for just this alone - while it is not bad and a good way to pass an hour, I would strongly recommend buying the joint ticket to get access to the very good Paignton Zoo (20% discount online when booked in advance). Lots of... More 

Thank RyLea88
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit to living coasts, we came to Torquay February this year and heard that it wasn't worth the visit so didnt bother well don't listen. We came to Torquay for a 4 night break and living coasts was our favourite thing we did it made our holiday in fact we went twice the second time was for free... More 

Thank julesDorsetEngland
Cannock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Considering i came back in may for my second visit and loved the place this 3rd visit is likely to be my last. Have you jad new managment or a hard summer the place is tired and needs some tlc. Some of the animals didnt look in the best condition the penquins where very still. Its the first time iv... More 

Thank claireaclog
VisitorServices1, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Living Coasts. I'm sorry you were disappointed with your most recent visit. We are continuously upgrading and maintaining our site throughout the year, although during the busier months we are limited due to the volume of visitors on site. We have planned upgrades throughout the winter again this year. During August and September, some of the... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic couple of hours spend here by my partner and I. We went when it opened at 10 so we were able to see all the feeds and talks for the Penguins, otters and seals which were informative and engaging. Great place for all ages.

Thank Bubbs044
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got the tickets for the living coast when we got our Paignton Zoo ones, they do a ticket combined for both which worked out cheaper, £22 per adult booked online before we went for both attractions. The living coast is a lovely little place to walk around but think its better if you have children as there was a... More 

Thank Sarah C

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