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Living Coasts

#9 of 62 things to do in Torquay Features Animals
Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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An excellent attraction, wheelchair accesible and a great place to visit. worth going to see the... read more

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Visited Living Coasts at Torquay and had an enjoyable time. £11.80 entrance fee and followed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Welcome to Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.
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“paignton zoo” (224 reviews)
“feeding times” (90 reviews)
“octopus” (78 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Reviewed yesterday

An excellent attraction, wheelchair accesible and a great place to visit. worth going to see the penguins and seals

Thank sarahellery6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Living Coasts at Torquay and had an enjoyable time. £11.80 entrance fee and followed notices to get to penguin enclosure, luckily it was feeding time with penguins (named) being hand fed the fish. The staff were very knowledgeable and cared a lot for the...More

Thank 818carol
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While Living Coasts is amazing, our visit didn't start off that well as we had issues parking and with entry: Finding disabled parking is exceptional difficult in Torquay. This was made especially difficult as the yacht club had hired the closest car park to Living...More

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We timed our visit perfectly (accidentally!) as we saw the Penguin feeding, Puffin feeding and Otter feeding. All were accompanied by a talk from a very informative lady who was also available for questions. An interesting place with lots to see. We understood that some...More

Thank erikakaka79
Reviewed 3 days ago

excellent morning/afternoon out if the weathers not to bad and you can get up close to the penguins.

Thank milliescott2009
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this site recently and was impressed with the attraction. It is not the biggest site but the staff there are extremely knowledgeable and approachable, we asked a question about a moth and the chap who we collared knew bout it and talked to us...More

Thank badger34004
Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided before we arrived that we wanted to visit this, all the animals were able to roam quite freely and it was very informative, child friendly, brilliant views from the site. Saw seals and penguins, octopus to name a few. Very clean and tidy close...More

Thank Traveller45_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great visit to living coasts .Staff talks were very good and all Staff answered any questions asked.The lady member of staff at the penguins was brill .Enjoyed watching the penguins but I also learnt a lot as well .A very enjoyable visit

Thank Hambrook
Reviewed 1 week ago

Range of birds and animals. Views over the bay in the free flying area and a more naturalistic area where you had to look for the birds in the water plants etc. Be prepared for some steep bits when walking around it is set onto...More

Thank -medvem-
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my friend and her 2 and a half year old son on Tuesday (11/07/17). We all thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the son, who just loved being so close to the penguins. The fact the penguins have their own little type of zebra...More

Thank Steve D
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Louise S
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
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
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