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Blue Reef Aquarium

#18 of 63 things to do in Newquay Features Animals
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Don't waste your money

I'm amazed by how many good reviews this place has!! We visited on a rainy Sunday...along with half... read more

Reviewed today
London, United Kingdom
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Expensive for a short visit

Everything you would expect from an aquarium did feel it was a bit expensive as it wasn't really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
West Yorkshire
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From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef, Newquay Blue Reef aquarium has an exciting world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out. Visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters with amazing aquatic life including seahorses, giant octopus, pulsating Jellyfish and fierce Piranha. At the aquariums heart is a spectacular coral reef display housed within a 250,000 litre ocean tank - home to exotic tropical species like black tip reef sharks and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. As well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the display by taking a journey through its very own underwater tunnel, as well as through a number of viewing portholes, a floor to ceiling window and even enjoy close encounters from the surface - where Omiros often likes to pop up to say hello! Situated on Towan Promenade in the heart of Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium not only offers a beach on its doorstep but also an amazing experience, whatever the weather!
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134

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Reviewed today via mobile

I'm amazed by how many good reviews this place has!! We visited on a rainy Sunday...along with half of the rest of North Cornwall it seemed! When we got there there was a long queue out of the door, so we went for lunch first...More

Thank Mecredi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything you would expect from an aquarium did feel it was a bit expensive as it wasn't really more than an hour to get round

Thank Sam34WestYorkshire
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

not overly priced. good layout. exciting for kids. takes couple of hours max. recommended for kids 2 upwards. turtle and octopus amazing.

Thank Ben S
Reviewed yesterday

Popped in on a whim whilst on the beach with the children. The children really liked it especially the octopus and turtles.

Thank shazmolly
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love places like this and don't begrudge paying but I found this a waste of money and expensive for half hour of our time my family consists of 11, 14 & 17 year old so I was required to pay full price for the...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently visited blue reef on the 17th Aug 2017. Worst money I have ever spent. We weren't even there 10 mins. The tanks were filthy. Some of the exhibits were empty. Smelt awful in there. It's such a shame as the one in Hastings...More

Thank Kerry M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited today for our daughters birthday. We had to que outside to get in. Once in it was over crowded and very hot inside. You couldn't see much of the aquariums due to the amount of people in there. Over priced for the aquarium...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here with some lovely fish to see. The tunnel with the sharks being our favourite. I found the entrance price reasonable but I did find it much smaller than expected. It didn't take us long to get around. I liked that...More

Thank NuttyNat83
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit with my parents and our 16 month old whilst on holiday. We enjoyed the visit but it was over too quickly, the Aquarium isn't massive and is overpriced for what they offer. The cafeteria is reasonable, probably wouldn't visit again as...More

Thank MartCam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 16m old loves fish and aquariums, and the views and types of fish and sea creatures were great and she loved it, most tanks she could see into even though she's little, however it is overpriced to get in and we used the tourist...More

Thank Gill C
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Marge O
23 June 2016|
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Response from BlueReefNewquay | Property representative |
Sorry no dogs allowed, as we are an animal attraction and this is prohibited under our licencing.
4 March 2016|
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Response from Bob L | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the location of your hotel a bus ride in to the centre of Newquay and a 5 minute walk towards Towan beach. Sorry for the delay in answering. Kind regards Bob