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Blue Reef Aquarium

#18 of 62 things to do in Newquay Features Animals
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Let down 👎🏻

We went here whilst it was raining so was very busy as to be expected. Despite how busy it was it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glossop, United Kingdom
via mobile
Rainy day

Was really busy due to a rainy day in July. Been before but always see something new. Obviously the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark R
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We went here whilst it was raining so was very busy as to be expected. Despite how busy it was it didn't even take 15 mins to get round it all. After seeing some reviews we were really looking forward to going but wish we...More

Thank emz0789
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was really busy due to a rainy day in July. Been before but always see something new. Obviously the breeding program is working and we loved seeing the blind turtle :-)

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only 4 /5 as the visit didn't take long and for the admission price we were in and out very quickly. Some interesting exhibits but wouldnt go again.

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here as it was hammering it down on our holiday and wanted to get out and do something. Its very expensive for what it is. But i find all these type of attractions are. There are some fab displays in there and 4yr...More

Thank Ems1990
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't think this was really worthwhile, it was a rainy day and the queue went all the way our reception to the end of the building. It didn't really stop there either as the whole way round was basically a queue. I guess it was...More

Thank paulwilkinson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fanstastic atmosphere,plenty exotic fishes in a amzing aquariums,we're enjoying this visit very much! We will recommend this place to our friends

Thank Katia P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent a nice afternoon here, however it was rather expensive to get in. It was also quite small fort the amount of people trying to walk around.

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here for an afternoon. Clean tanks, lots of fish and the tanks were well labeled. Large tank with sharks and turtles was great. Good for all ages. Well stocked shop.

Thank LDGK90
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Long queue to get in. Pre-booked tickets on-line but still had to wait in the same queue as people paying at the till. Only one till of two were active. Queue was out of the door. A little frustrating wasting time queuing when you can...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over priced when there are other attractions in the area that are cheaper and take longer to go around

Thank mikiemelhuish
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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.
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