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Living Coasts

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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The Grandchildren never tire of visiting

We live in Torquay and our grandchildren visit Living Coast frequently. The Penguins and Seals are... read more

Reviewed today
Braintree, United Kingdom
Julie Kirk

Thank you for a lovely visit today, clean and tidy attraction. Loved the baby penguin and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Looe, 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 today

We live in Torquay and our grandchildren visit Living Coast frequently. The Penguins and Seals are always entertaining.They have recently introduced some more interactive attractions for the Children that are great fun. The Café is usually good and is probably has one of the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 19RW46
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent value for money. Watch the keepers feed the penguins, otters and sea lions. The staff are very informative and friendly. It’s much bigger than it looks from the outside as there is a big aquarium underneath. We arrived at 10.30 and you can time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not worth adult admission! Small, especially the aquarium section, the name says it all 'living coasts'.. some sea birds and lots of bird poop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MrReviewManUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been here several times with friends and family staying with us locally. It's not at all like a zoo and the animals look very happy and healthy. The penguins have their own beach and wave machine! Great shop and nice cafe.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Seaside824457
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a lovely visit today, clean and tidy attraction. Loved the baby penguin and the seals. Shop unfortunately not open today. Staff very informative and helpful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julietamblyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought the zooper online ticket for both living coast and Paignton zoo. Had we paid full price I would have been extremely disappointed. The staff were all lovely and very helpful during our visit. The facility itself seems very run down and in desperate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MichelleB154
VisitorServices1, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were disappointed with some of your recent visit. With regards to the general site, we are continuously upgrading, building and adding new attractions/activities throughout the year. This year we have added two new interactive exhibits - The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was hammering down with rain when we went but once inside it was great. The penguins came right up to you but not allowed to touch. We went inside to look at the tanks but because it was raining so hard, the tanks were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank trevort483
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

(Very Good saver deal when Zooper Ticket is purchased if going to Paignton Zoo too) Enjoyed very much walking around this attraction. You are able to buy your ticket enter and re-enter the same day for free. Loved being able to walk around the penguin/bird/ducks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rm80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Otters desperately searching for food and crying when they couldn't find any. Penguins over fed, masses of uneaten food at bottom of tank. Small enclosure for the sealions, I counted 5 and they only had one small rock to jump on, same for penguins although...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Voyage26131491734
VisitorServices1, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Living Coasts. Hopefully we can answer some of the concerns you have raised in your review. Short clawed otters are extremely food orientated and would eat to obesity if allowed to, much like a domestic dog. They are on a carefully...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Easy to find for a family trip. Well signposted. Plenty to keep older and younger children occupied for a few hours. Nicely positioned at end of quay in Torquay. We visited on Halloween and a trail had been set up for children to follow which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeanWilko
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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