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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Too expensive for what you get

This was another attraction on our Newquay holiday list but will admit it wasn't the best. Our... read more

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Lee821974
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Hook, United Kingdom
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we visited the other day using the tesco vouchers otherwise i dont think i would pay full price... read more

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claire g
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Not worth the entrance fee walked through it in 15 minutes!! The displays were well looked after , and some wonderful things to see , but to small and to quick

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Reviewed yesterday

This was another attraction on our Newquay holiday list but will admit it wasn't the best. Our little girl who's 8mths old enjoyed it all though so that made up for the extortionate entry price for such a tiny attraction. Even the little coffee shop...More

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Reviewed yesterday

we visited the other day using the tesco vouchers otherwise i dont think i would pay full price, the aquarium is quite small we was in and out in half an hour, theres a little coffee shop and cafe, we loved watching the turtle swimming...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with a two year old, a 5 month old my wife and her parents and had a great time. I would agree with over reviews it’s a little small but I think the price reflects this, we went around twice taking about 30 minutes...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Today we visited the aquarium and although it was enjoyable I felt like it was too small and a very quick in and out visit considering it cost £17. We had to take our turn to see certain fish as it was too small, and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with 2 young children (under 5). They enjoyed themselves, and like most children their age, they were impressed when they found a tank with Nemo and Dory in it!. It isn't as big as other Sea Life centres you will come cross, but it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the aquarium whilst on a family holiday in Cornwall, we had a great time there and there was lots to see but not enough to take more than an hour or two to walk around! We love walking through the tunnel and...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking a bit tired now. Not the most to see. Was disappointed with it. You can go in and out all day with the stamp but not worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are negative reviews on here about the blue reef aquarium in Newquay but I would like to counter these. Yes there are probably bigger aquariums in the UK but this aquarium was substantial enough to be worth a look round. At around £11 per...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let’s be honest, this place isn’t going to blow your mind. However if you have young children and would like something to fill 30mins-1h, this will do a good job. Quite a few tanks, including a big loggerhead turtle (rescued) which was great to see....More

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Debbie T
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Response from moocher | Reviewed this property |
no ts not a part of the sealife center group
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SarahB1303
May 2, 2018|
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Response from Bran H | Reviewed this property |
I think youl be fine, with push chair.
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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.
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