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Living Coasts

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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have to say not really a place for kids although there is plenty to do think the will get bored... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2010
Saltash, United Kingdom
I love penguins

Been here several times now - I always notice something new - The penguins are great (if you watch... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2010
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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All reviews paignton zoo feeding times octopus sea birds zooper ticket fur seals penguin feeding penguin beach baby seal macaroni joint ticket couple of hours few hours gift shop value for money walk around well worth a visit
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

I have visited Living Coasts every time I have been to Torquay over the last 5 years and it has never disappointed. I have recommended this attraction to everyone I know who goes to Torquay. I don't have children and most people's comments seem to...More

Date of experience: April 2011
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

At first it seems expensive, but by the the time you've been all the way around it is well worth it for the time you are in there and if you do gift aid for an extra few pence you get a free cup of...More

Date of experience: March 2011
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Reviewed November 4, 2010

living coasts came as a very pleasant surprise we had expected a very uninteresting hour but instead spent 4 hours looking and being entertained by staff and animals a wonderfull time,for the price of the entrance fee it really made up for some of the...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2010

I have lived in Torquay my entire life but have never visited Living Coasts for some reason so when me and my boyfriend decided to visit for the day i was plesantly surprised at what i had been missing. we watched the penguin feed when...More

Thank sofaz89
Reviewed October 23, 2010

Wow- we had fantastic time here! I went when it was very first open but wasn't very impressed but people had recommended us to take our visitors there. We took our family who were visiting us this week- including our grandchildren who are 5, 9...More

Thank Granny1945181
Reviewed October 19, 2010

Took the youngest members of the family - my sisters boys - and had a great time. Really natural feeling exhibits, lots of information, if you're willing to take your time and listen to the talks. Staff were really friendly as well. Great views from...More

Thank tryhard76
Reviewed September 23, 2010

have to say not really a place for kids although there is plenty to do think the will get bored staring at fish tanks you have to be able to slow down and watch.....the staff are friendly and informative the penguins are fab and we...More

Thank inkiedinkiedo
Reviewed July 27, 2010

Been here several times now - I always notice something new - The penguins are great (if you watch you see they have different personalities), so to are the seals. Although you are walking through a very large aviary you don't notice, as the roof...More

Thank midlandfan
Reviewed July 23, 2010

Almost didn't make it to this place after reading some of the reviews but on a drizzly afternoon with kids to keep happy I decided to give em the benefit of the doubt. Got to say it seemed that they were going to be right...More

1  Thank DevonBarry
Reviewed July 15, 2010

I visited this attraction just after it opened and was a little disappointed, I have just been back again with my wife and I have to say, I am really impressed. It is a really interesting site and they have added loads of new stuff....More

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August 28, 2018|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a small seating area
Amy S
July 19, 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.
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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