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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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Pricy for a short visit

We love it here but for the price it's not a day outing. We visit using the annual family pass... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Just love it!

Our 2nd time here (we went on our holiday in August too) and can't tire of it! It's so great for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, 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 to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paignton zoo” (244 reviews)
“feeding times” (95 reviews)
“octopus” (86 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love it here but for the price it's not a day outing. We visit using the annual family pass which it's great on a. lovely sunny day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 2nd time here (we went on our holiday in August too) and can't tire of it! It's so great for families (although we are an older couple). Really well laid out, and the feeds are a must - particularly the penguin and otter feeds....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here. Really enjoyed our visit with our young family. We were glad we bought the Zooper ticket, great value to do Living Coasts and Paignton Zoo during our short stay.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience to see the penguins in the open so close up and the otters being fed was lovely

Thank chrisF3498PJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to this visit with my daughter and young granddaughter as it was quite a few years since I last visited. My 4 year old granddaughter loves penguins so after a disappointing visit to Paignton Zoo when there was not a penguin...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a season ticket for Paignton Zoo which includes Living Coasts so visit quite often with the grandchildren. There is a lot to see and do and the penguins are delightful especially at feeding time! Well worth a visit.

Thank genie321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved my visit to Living Coast. Entry price was reasonable as we got 10% off for using public transport. Was really well set out with a fantastic range of animals. Sadly didn't get to see the Puffins but loved the Otters and Seal pup....More

Thank cg2792
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really surprised at the wealth of exhibits contained within what appears small attraction. Well worth a visit as you can get up close to the animals and feeding time is fun as its all close. Staff are very helpful and offer informative insights

Thank wooleynuts969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit we went twice in one week ,the place has amazing views,cafe is a must to visit too amazing views again.The gift shop is good too prices not too expensive , well worth a trip.

Thank jules893
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found out about this day out via a leaflet at our holiday park. It took us an hour to walk round but there was lots to look at. Penguins, Otters, fish, seals, walrus, an underwater tunnel. There is a small soft play area and...More

Thank Nicola C
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Charlene M
25 August 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
Louise S
16 May 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
12 July 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