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Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

2.7
#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Cornwall
Tunnels cut through a shark and tropical fish tank at Blue Reef Aquarium.Swim alongside predators or visit the Tropical Shark Lagoon, a mangrove habitat with a variety of ray and shark species offering close-up views from above and below the tank. Check out the 1.2 m (4 ft) polychaete worm that ravaged the coral reef aquariums until it was trapped and given its own tank. By using our Newquay trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Blue Reef Aquarium and other attractions in Newquay.
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Blue Reef Aquarium Reviews
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  • August 21, 2017
    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...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    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 the...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    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 ta...  more »
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  • Quite expensive for tickets and it doesn't take long to go round. That said, the big centrepiece with sharks, a big eel, a sting ray and sea turtle is very impressive and you should take your time enjoying it. Been a couple of times now as kids enjoy it and it was good for a rainy day.
  • Short and sweet. It was a lovely place with much to offer. Perfect start for a day out, followed by a walk around Newquay beach and shops.
  • Small aquarium but lots to see. Giant sea turtle and octopus highlights for us. Kids enjoyed searching for the gold coins hidden in the tanks
  • Brilliant aquarium.well set out tanks and healthy looking seaside. Staff are friendly and well informed. When we went, an Easter egg hunt was created which was brilliant. The octopus tank was our highlight.
  • Well presented but not as good as other centers. All over very quickly.

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