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Living Coasts

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice if the weather is good

Visited with 6 year old. Haven't been for a while and a few improvements have been made. More to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sam n
South Devon, United Kingdom
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Lucky to have this attraction in Torbay

Visited with our grand children aged( five and two) who are frequent visitors as their parents have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Torquay, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely small zoo and Aquarium. Visited in the winter so it wasn't very crowded, which meant you could get close to the enclosures and take your time watching the animals. Feeding time for the otters was fun as the keepers hide their food and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a really nice trip around. We enjoyed the on the spot information from the keepers and their talks and especially feeding time for the Seals. We missed the penguins. So this is a good place when the weather isn't great. Some is outside...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Judith H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the loving coast not knowing what to expect. It was lovely. You could get close to the animals and feeding time with the penguins was up close and personal. They are free to walk next to you if they wish!! Our nearly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank hampshirefam
Reviewed 4 days ago

Outside area clean and tidy with well kept penguins, ducks, puffins, guillemots, otters, seals and wading birds. Talks going on, but a bit lacking in signage so if you weren't at a talk there is nothing to tell you the animals` individual names or how...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Superstar66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 6 year old. Haven't been for a while and a few improvements have been made. More to do inside which is good if the weather changes. Lovely to see the penguins (my son's favourite)

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sam n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this marine animal conservation center after visiting its sister park Paignton zoo. Although this park is not very big it does excactly what it says as a living coast eith daily feeds and talks about animals their enviroment and conservation on a dailt...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank GWB82
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends in the cafe. What a view!! Coffee was lovely and the meals being served around us looked fabulous. The parking was also really convenient

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mazz21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staffs were really friendly and the animals were very looked after and the penguins like to come and say hello.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank BunEdits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with our grand children aged( five and two) who are frequent visitors as their parents have a family pass. Despite the number of times they have been they still thoroughly enjoy it as there are a variety of fun but educational interactive things to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Son16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Torquay, yet this was my first trip to Living Coast and what a pleasant surprise. Amazed at the selection of wildlife and although it was a damp day, which limited our time outside, there’s plenty to see. We took the grandchildren and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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28 August 2018|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a small seating area
Amy S
19 July 2018|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure. I haven't seen any weddings recently. Best to give them a ring.
25 August 2017|
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Response from Growlersmum | Reviewed this property |
From what I can recall. Yes. It's a lovely visit and the staff I met were friendly helpful and knowledgable. I can't think of anywhere inaccessible to push chairs or wheelchairs