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Living Coasts

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great afternoon out

So much to see very informative We were so luck as we were the only ones there for some of feeding... read more

Reviewed today
London, United Kingdom
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Enjoyable visit

Very interesting visit. Great, very knowledgeable staff who answered any questions. Disabled... read more

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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  • Average14%
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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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Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Reviewed today via mobile

So much to see very informative We were so luck as we were the only ones there for some of feeding time we were asked if we would like to help amazing

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Reviewed today via mobile

Very interesting visit. Great, very knowledgeable staff who answered any questions. Disabled friendly - there's a lift between floors and everywhere is accessible. Also a nice cafe where we had great hot chocolate.

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Reviewed today

We bought our ticket at Paignton Zoo as part of a special deal. It is well worth a visit and very educational for both adults and children. There are birds, seals, fish, reptiles and amphibians to see

Thank Percy W
Reviewed yesterday

Spotted the large netted area the day before when in town and had to go and see what it was. Thought a bit of a blot on the landscape. When we visited the attraction from the inside we were pleasantly surprised how big it was...More

Thank Gardengel-IoW
Reviewed yesterday

Looked very dated and not well maintained, confusing signage, kids will probably enjoy it, but not for adults, felt is was a bit expensive

Thank paul r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great first visit at LC! Its a unique zoo/aquarium, never seen one like it. Its cool its on a cliff edge over looking the sea! Loved the seals and the penguins and so many different birds! The aviary part of it was...More

Thank Carly S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and her friend visited here last week and thought it was beautiful only to have their visit cut short as my daughter became ill my daughter had an allergic reaction to olives which she had eaten earlier the first aider was brilliant his...More

Thank Travel784613
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Living Coasts last week and thoroughly enjoyed our first visit.The keepers erred very friendly and helpful in answering our Visited Living Coasts for the first time last week.The keepers were very helpful in answering our questions.Our three year old grand-daughter especially enjoyed the seals...More

Thank maryfS7542JT
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here as part of a combined ticket with Paignton zoo..it’s a fantastic place outside but inside (under a huge net) lots of birds free flying,penguins are great to watch as always..and the seals although always seem to be napping are a great sight...lots of...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic to be so close to these beautiful creatures. Loved watching the penguins being fed. The staff were very knowledgeable. The otters and seals were fun to watch too. Nice cafe with great views across the bay. And one of personal favourites the stingrays. I...More

Thank louise g
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I'm not too sure. I haven't seen any weddings recently. Best to give them a ring.
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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