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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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Hours:
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 1 week ago
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Well worth your time. Average kind of cost for days out like these. But it's worth it to see the care put into the place. As with most zoo type places feel kind of bad for the larger animals like the seals as their enclosures are not big but all in all most animals seem content and love putting on... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a saver ticket with the zoo to save money. Even though we went on a drizzly day the view out to sea was beautiful. My little ones loved watching the penguins being fed as they were right in front of us on the path. The staff and volunteers were friendly and knew so much about the animals. All... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We bought a zooper ticket in conjunction with paighton zoo. We had never been to living coasts before and we were certainly not disappointed. Our first stop was the delightful penguins. We were lucky to arrive just before the feeding and penguin talk. There were penguins everywhere, gulping down their fish, and quite confidently wandering amongst us. The talk was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is tired. There's not much there and it looks like they struggle to maintain it. I personally don't think you get value for money here at all.

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VisitorServices1, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Living Coasts. I'm sorry we didn't manage to meet your expectations on this occasion. We are currently making site improvements, including building work for a new kiosk and picnic area, new decking, painting and general site upgrade. The admission price is very much in keeping with other visitor attractions in the area and currently includes an... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was disappointed at this attraction the views to sea are lovely, but it is a small place with not much to see or do, the penguins were very nice and came walking around. It is open air so please take a coat if it is a cold day.. Very expensive admission for a family and food in café was... More 

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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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