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Living Coasts

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Address: Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1803 202470
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Small but a nice place to visit

We brought the zooper ticket for here and the zoo which works out cheaper. Compared to the sealife centre chain this is a smaller attraction. The penguins roam free amongst the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ninip00
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We brought the zooper ticket for here and the zoo which works out cheaper. Compared to the sealife centre chain this is a smaller attraction. The penguins roam free amongst the visitors in the first area which is nice to see. On the day we visited a lot of the animals were asleep and didn't do very much but it... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have just got to see this, penguins, seals and exotic birds, loads to see, some really funny caractures on view, brilliant value for money, we spent over two hours inside

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and myself visited here on the 27th December 2016. Our hotel was situated just past this attraction so we had walked past it, you can see into it from the road side. We decided to visit after hearing the Penguins talking from our hotel balcony. Oh wow what a lovely surprise! It is open to the elements however... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little place...get close up and personal with the penguins, fur seals.otters..and free range flying terns...a good 2-3 hrs can be wiled away....knowledgeable staff and helpers.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold, rainy afternoon for something to do. There isn't a lot going on here but what they have got is done really well. Walking with the penguins was really nice, we stayed to watch their feed and listened to the chap talk about them, it was quite interesting. All the animals here looked happy, which is... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant family day out at Living Coasts, both our Children enjoyed every minute of it, so many different birds, Penquins, Seals, will go back again in the year, worth the money

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good couple of hours £35 for the family, you can get so close to the penguins 'crossing the road' and we loved the underwater tanks. My son was very disappointed with the octopus area that had big signage and a small octopus in hiding! Also the squeaky shark was a bit of a let down. My younger child loved the... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on a recent trip to Devon with the family. Had already visited Paignton Zoo and hadn't realised you could buy tickets for both at a discounted rate, would have definitely done this as the aquarium wasn't quite as good as the zoo which is a shame. Could have been the windy day (thanks storm Doris!) or could have... More 

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Thank Igpants
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little trip to take the children. Go at feeding times and the kids can get up close to the penguins. Also very informative talks from the staff whilst feeding. Worth a visit to keep the kids occupied for a couple of hours and they learn without knowing it !

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Thank Marc A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting, well run and beautiful setting. Constant feeding of animals with excellent chat about them. Interactive and interesting.

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