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Living Coasts

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Good but expensive

The visit got off to a poor start. I thought the admission fee was a bit excessive but I was then... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Barry S
Truely delightful

Spent a great afternoon here. Lots of sea life - penguins, seals and free flying sea birds. Great... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Orpington, 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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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 September 28, 2018

Spent a great afternoon here. Lots of sea life - penguins, seals and free flying sea birds. Great for the kids to see the animals fed and interacting with the keepers. A definate must see when visitibg Torquay.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We visited Living Coasts having purchased the Zooper ticket at Paignton zoo earlier in the week. Whilst we had a lovely morning there, im not sure that I would have paid the standard adult rate. We visited with a toddler (18 months old) who insisted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

The visit got off to a poor start. I thought the admission fee was a bit excessive but I was then asked if I wanted to pay more for Gift Aid or to make a donation. NO. Once inside I enjoyed my visit. I watched...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

So much to see very informative We were so luck as we were the only ones there for some of feeding time we were asked if we would like to help amazing

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit. Great, very knowledgeable staff who answered any questions. Disabled friendly - there's a lift between floors and everywhere is accessible. Also a nice cafe where we had great hot chocolate.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

We bought our ticket at Paignton Zoo as part of a special deal. It is well worth a visit and very educational for both adults and children. There are birds, seals, fish, reptiles and amphibians to see

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Spotted the large netted area the day before when in town and had to go and see what it was. Thought a bit of a blot on the landscape. When we visited the attraction from the inside we were pleasantly surprised how big it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Looked very dated and not well maintained, confusing signage, kids will probably enjoy it, but not for adults, felt is was a bit expensiveMore

Date of experience: September 2018
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VisitorServices1, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for visiting Living Coasts and for your feedback. I apologise if you felt our ticket prices were too expensive and that our site is dated. We keep our ticket prices in line with other similar sized local attractions and add value by giving...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a great first visit at LC! Its a unique zoo/aquarium, never seen one like it. Its cool its on a cliff edge over looking the sea! Loved the seals and the penguins and so many different birds! The aviary part of it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and her friend visited here last week and thought it was beautiful only to have their visit cut short as my daughter became ill my daughter had an allergic reaction to olives which she had eaten earlier the first aider was brilliant his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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I'm not too sure. I haven't seen any weddings recently. Best to give them a ring.
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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