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Living Coasts

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Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Loved it

Once again loved it come every year and it’s great once u pay u can return. All staff lovely... read more

Reviewed today
YorkshireSummer
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Yorkshire
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Not worth the money

Visited here with my husband last week. Was very disappointed. No great selection of animals or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LORNA68
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GLASGOW
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paignton zoo” (255 reviews)
“feeding times” (101 reviews)
“octopus” (92 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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"paignton zoo"
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"feeding times"
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"octopus"
in 92 reviews
"sea lions"
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"zooper ticket"
in 42 reviews
"fur seals"
in 37 reviews
"penguin feeding"
in 27 reviews
"penguin beach"
in 26 reviews
"baby seal"
in 25 reviews
"macaroni"
in 23 reviews
"joint ticket"
in 27 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 105 reviews
"few hours"
in 95 reviews
"gift shop"
in 83 reviews
"value for money"
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"walk around"
in 33 reviews
"great for kids"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Once again loved it come every year and it’s great once u pay u can return. All staff lovely , animals in good condition, grounds neat and tidy and gardens being maintained despite the heat. Gift shop outstanding as was the cafe and views

Thank YorkshireSummer
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my husband last week. Was very disappointed. No great selection of animals or fish. The Octopus Section had only one octopus ! Seals and penguins were the highlight but the rest failed miserably ! Tanks and park were in need of good...More

Thank LORNA68
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Reviewed 3 days ago

excellent layout so easy to get around superb for anyone in a wheelchair, great exhibits with all the different animals and birds.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here when it first opened with our young children. When we went back with our now teenage son. Was a nice few hours out. They seem to have extended it since it first opened, there are now puffins and other birds. The seal feeding...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a fascinating attraction with all kinds of sea birds in pools, tanks, small lakes etc - there are puffins, penguins, great auks, seals, otters and much much more. Feeding time for the seals is particularly worth catching. It's sort of a zoo-cum-aquarium but...More

Thank cltc43
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took our three year old here on the promise of seeing penguins and it didn’t disappoint, he saw lots of penguins. We were only there three hours but that was more because of the heat, we will go back as we bought the annual pass...More

Thank harvey_payne
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Torquay in June the weather was fantastic, we went to living coasts and was very impressed, they have many animals birds, penguins, otters, seals and plenty of sea life including an octopus and jellyfish. The staff are friendly and always happy to help...More

Thank rachm84
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always visit Living Coast when I am in Torquay on holiday. You pay once and the ticket lasts for 7 days and you can include Paignton Zoo for a discounted price. It is lovely to see the penguins roaming freely in their area and there...More

Thank PatriciaEnfield
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the weekend, my BF and I purchased the zopper tickets which is living coasts and paignton zoo for around £26 each. We have 6 months to now visit paignton which we are looking forward to. It took us about and hour and...More

Thank bright_ii
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a wet day on holiday chanced upon living coast .it is sort of zoo specialising on English marine life had the top are penguins, most exhibits are endangered. At1030 a very knowledgeable young lady did a very good lecture.the whole top is covered in...More

Thank eddycasey
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charlenem497
August 25, 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
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Louise S
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Katherine S | 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
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Katherine S | 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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