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Blue Reef Aquarium

#18 of 63 things to do in Newquay Features Animals
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Waste of money!!!

I recently visited blue reef on the 17th Aug 2017. Worst money I have ever spent. We weren't even... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kerry M
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Not good value for money

We visited today for our daughters birthday. We had to que outside to get in. Once in it was over... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out. Visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters with amazing aquatic life including seahorses, giant octopus, pulsating Jellyfish and fierce Piranha. At the aquariums heart is a spectacular coral reef display housed within a 250,000 litre ocean tank - home to exotic tropical species like black tip reef sharks and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. As well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the display by taking a journey through its very own underwater tunnel, as well as through a number of viewing portholes, a floor to ceiling window and even enjoy close encounters from the surface - where Omiros often likes to pop up to say hello! Situated on Towan Promenade in the heart of Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium not only offers a beach on its doorstep but also an amazing experience, whatever the weather!
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  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently visited blue reef on the 17th Aug 2017. Worst money I have ever spent. We weren't even there 10 mins. The tanks were filthy. Some of the exhibits were empty. Smelt awful in there. It's such a shame as the one in Hastings...More

Thank Kerry M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited today for our daughters birthday. We had to que outside to get in. Once in it was over crowded and very hot inside. You couldn't see much of the aquariums due to the amount of people in there. Over priced for the aquarium...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here with some lovely fish to see. The tunnel with the sharks being our favourite. I found the entrance price reasonable but I did find it much smaller than expected. It didn't take us long to get around. I liked that...More

Thank NuttyNat83
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit with my parents and our 16 month old whilst on holiday. We enjoyed the visit but it was over too quickly, the Aquarium isn't massive and is overpriced for what they offer. The cafeteria is reasonable, probably wouldn't visit again as...More

Thank MartCam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 16m old loves fish and aquariums, and the views and types of fish and sea creatures were great and she loved it, most tanks she could see into even though she's little, however it is overpriced to get in and we used the tourist...More

Thank Gill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cost nearly £30 for three of us and took less than an hour to walk around. They had some interesting creatures such as the stone fish and an octopus though and some other fish that I hadn't seen in aquariums before. Not bad for a...More

Thank Cerys J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my husband and 5 and 2 year old. The kids had various activities to complete on the way round which they loved. No prize at the end just entered into a competition which disappointed the kids.. a little badge or something would have...More

Thank suz S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit was a real eye opener, the sharks are amazing. It even houses the worlds dealiest sea creature, the stone fish. The turtle is adorable.

Thank grahammarles54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 10 year old son loves aquariums so decided to visit on a rainy day. It was ok. The best part was counting the toy sharks hidden in the tanks. We stayed for the talk and feed but found it hard to hear, this was...More

Thank Lodgie12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all really, it was nearly £30 for three of us to gain entry, doesn't take long to walk around, it's extremely cramped (certainly no room for buggies-you're better off carrying small children round) and there really isn't much to see.

Thank Sarah K
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Marge O
23 June 2016|
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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.
3 March 2016|
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Response from Bob L | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the location of your hotel a bus ride in to the centre of Newquay and a 5 minute walk towards Towan beach. Sorry for the delay in answering. Kind regards Bob