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Living Coasts

#9 of 63 things to do in Torquay Features Animals
Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Not so-good as previous visits

Despite the simple pleasure of sitting amongst the penguins at feeding time, this attraction has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nick W
A special and interesting place

I have now been several times to L. coasts and i find it fascinating, they do a great job in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
martin b
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
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“paignton zoo” (219 reviews)
“feeding times” (87 reviews)
“octopus” (77 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
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+44 1803 202470
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite the simple pleasure of sitting amongst the penguins at feeding time, this attraction has lost something since previous visits. I know seabirds aren't the cleanest of creatures but glass was dirty inside so we could see little from the tunnel and from some underwater...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have now been several times to L. coasts and i find it fascinating, they do a great job in showing the public the work they do and its seems very kid friendly.

Thank martin b
Reviewed 4 days ago

We weren't really sure what to expect on this visit but by the end we had really enjoyed the experience. The site is well placed just by the harbour so easy to find. It is an experience for all ages especially children. Try and get...More

Thank Christopher825
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my partner. The animals are so well looked after here. Love that you can get up close and personal with the penguins as they are free to roam around. the staff are very friendly and talk to you, providing you with information...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ticket prices for living costs does seem steep for such a small attraction, I recommend getting a zooper ticket to get value for money and joint ticket for Paignton Zoo. You can get round living costs in couple or few hours no problem. Plan your...More

Thank EmShf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing the different land-based animals and sea creatures in a well designed habitat for them.

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited living coast twice and its such a lovely place and nice to see how well looked after all the animals are. Staff are lovely, chatty and happy to help out and answer your questions. Highly reccomend. :)

Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just got back from an amazing day at living coasts. We purchased a (zoo something) ticket which allowed entry into both Paignton zoo & loving coasts. We decided to leave living coasts until the second day - but we really wish we hadn't....More

Thank PolePrincess1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit just off the beach so not far to walk great for kids and adults easy access for wheelchairs or pushchairs birds flying around your head and walking in front of you amazing place to visit 🦆

Thank Janetmiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to living Coasts while we were staying in Torquay. The people who run it really know their stuff. It was informative and fun and lovely to see all the marine life and birds. The Penguins were so funny at feeding time. The staff...More

Thank Robert P
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Louise S
Is there a fair amount of under cover areas to view if we visit on a rainy day?
16 May 2017|
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Response from George B | Property representative |
Hi Louise, We are an all weather attraction, with half outside (e.g. penguins, seals, otters, estuary birds, etc...) and half inside (underwater viewing areas, aquarium, etc..). All our keeper talks/presentations happen... More
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RichardBarkwaySmith
Where can i find a discount code for entry to Living Coast?
12 July 2016|
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Response from George B | Property representative |
Hi Richard, Living Coasts is an education and conservation charity, so discounts are few and far between. There are currently only two discounts available. One is the Zooper ticket which is discounted entry to both Paignton... More
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karenlf66
Hi, was thinking of visiting with my family soon but just wondered if its an all day activity or just a couple hours? Thank you
18 August 2015|
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Response from George B | Property representative |
Hi Karen, We usually recommend two to three hours. It is worth highlighting the talks and feeds we hold throughout the day, so you might want to coincide your visit with some of these. The penguin feed and talk is very... More
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