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Living Coasts

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Address: Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
Phone Number: 441803202470
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Mesmerizing

Fantastic place to see penguins, seals, rays and so much more close up. Lovely, helpful staff who are only too happy to answer questions. Nice touch of having sand and water play... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sheila P
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My children had a fab time here. They loved the Penguins outside the most, lovely afternoon out, and would definately return in the future.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic place to see penguins, seals, rays and so much more close up. Lovely, helpful staff who are only too happy to answer questions. Nice touch of having sand and water play areas for younger children. We spent ages watching the penguins strutting their stuff and watching the seals swimming from the underwater viewing tunnel. Could be worth bringing a... More 

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Thank Sheila P
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Zoo & aquarium are well run & there is a varied list of daily feeding times and talks. To follow Sir David Attenborough's example of always making the most of opportunities to learn is fun.

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Thank CheshireCat42
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

so glad we visited -the penguins were my favourite-felt like the birds were enjoying us visiting too-not a bad price

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful day out by the four of us, we got there in time for the penguin talk and feed and the staff are soo knowledgeable. Ideal place to visit if the weather is'nt great.

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Thank Chris W
Sydney
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited on a cold and windy day. Our family of five had a good time. The seal feeding was great. Staff had great information. They have a fair variety of animals. It was very relaxing sitting watching the fish in the large tank. Great view places from inside where it was warm. It was a good visit.

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Thank Matt_Mel_Sam_Ril_Bro
Torquay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each visit I make to living coasts has been enjoyable, good for iffy weather and you can eat your sandwiches on the outdoor tables provided .. Lots of well cared for animals, I especially love the Penguins

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Thank lynaway
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living Coasts is a great day out for families, especially with young children. It is also great for animal lovers, but do not be surprised at the lack of content for your money. Despite this, the animals they do have on show are incredible and I would definitely recommend it for any tourists visiting the bay! If you are willing... More 

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Thank Dan J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised when visiting living coasts recently with my daughter, it looks small and boring from the outside BUT actually the variety of fascinating animals and winding path with changes in elevation and view point make it an attraction well worth a visit come rain or shine!

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Thank Ziggy A
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had another visit to the Living Coasts, There is a feeding times programme for the day for the Penguins,Otters etc which is worth studying to choose the best time to go.

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