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“Go see the penguins!”
Review of Living Coasts

Living Coasts
Ranked #9 of 62 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We went three times in a week as if you pay once they let you back in free for 7 days! We went back and every time the animals were doing something different! Well worth a couple of visits if you can!

The staff were wonderful, a lovely blonde woman on the 'penguin patrol' was superb and made the experience all the more interesting with her love and knowledge of the penguins and their individual personalities! There are also Otters and Seals which are enjoyable to watch!

The only slight downside is the size! However there is alot to see and it will keep you entertained for a couple of hours!

Excellent!

2  Thank Matt H
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

It was amazing how close you get to the animals, I have been to many zoos in many cities and none let you get as close to the animals as you could at Living Coast (Whilst still being at a safe distance of course!) The penguin crossing in particular!

TIP: Try to time yourself to be there for penguin feeding and you'll them right at your feet!

Thank Elliott T
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was'nt what we expected we bought this in addition to the Paignton zoo ticket as you got both places to visit cheaper.

It does'nt take long to get round it took us roughly about an hour. Some animals don't look like they have enough space. The penguins are good but this part does get busy especially at feeding time.

I would'nt go again as it was'nt for us.

Thank mjmr
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We came here Easter weekend as it overhangs the Torquay bay and was recommended by the boat tour we went on. It was not too busy considering the time of the year and I was a little taken back by the price. The idea is a great one with the open air and netting allowing the birds to fly free around the place but once inside the exhibitions are limited.

It took around 1.5 hours to get around and 1 of our group did not want to come in for the price. I think if the price was reduced then there would be more visitors and the value would be better.

Thank Madferret8
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

It is a lovely sea life centre with some fascinating animals to see, it doesn't take you long to walk around the whole venue so please don't expect a days worth of enjoyment - more like 1-2 hours tops. We had a coupon that made it cheaper to visit, if we had paid the full price we would have been a little disappointed with the value for money.

Thank West_Country_Rusty18
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