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Blue Reef Aquarium

#19 of 61 things to do in Newquay Features Animals
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Not all that good, a good 20min to waste £40

My children love aquatic life and have been to several sea life's but this one was quite dismal, no... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice aquarium

We went here on a rainy day on our holiday! The person on the till did seem like they were a little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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 good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“rainy day” (112 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

My children love aquatic life and have been to several sea life's but this one was quite dismal, no displays to touch starfish or any marine life, no talks or fish feeding displays only wow factor was the ray we caught on camera giving us...More

Thank jenniandian2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here on a rainy day on our holiday! The person on the till did seem like they were a little bored as we were not exactly greeted with the friendly of person. But after that it was a good experience. We were lucky...More

Thank FlourescentAdlt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My fiance and I visited the aquarium today in an attempt to get out of the sun for an hour or so. We really enjoyed the aquarium, particularly learning about the turtle. We took our time walking around the aquarium to read about the different...More

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent place thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will not ever return to Newquay now after receiving a parking fine at tower car park after spending money in Newquay.

Thank Ray A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Who doesn't love aquariums? (people with ichthyophobia I'm not talking about you) It does what it says on the tin, there's aqua, and ariums too. Some nice exhibits, decent location and a nice way to spend time. Why did I give it three stars then?...More

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Blue reef Aquarium as a recommendation from my parents (Proper fish lovers !) and we were not disappointed loads of fish and lot of different and exciting ways of presenting them ! Luckily the aquarium wasn't very busy when we visited so...More

Thank Noodles1992
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great aquarium situated right on the beach. We went in as a couple and it's well looked after, great for families.

Thank HappyDays243
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited the aquarium while on holiday to Newquay. We enjoyed learning information about the different sea creatures by reading the signs which we're next to the animals tanks. We entered the aquarium around 3pm and it was very quiet and we...More

Thank Philippa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome layout and the twins managed to shout FISH oooooo pretty a lot, so that's good. Really liked the sad story about the blind turtle that they rescued. Will be back again

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from having to queue to get in, we really enjoyed our trip here. There are lots of tanks with various different varieties of fish life in. We saw the octopus moving across the front glass of it's tank which was great. The talk when...More

Thank AndrewJ25
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Marge O
Are dogs admitted
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.
How far is it from the marina hotel
3 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