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Living Coasts, Torquay

(3.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
For an intimate visit with diverse coastal animals like penguins and seals, visit Living Coasts zoo, aquarium, and aviary. This small wildlife conservatory features several animal enclosures and habitats, including an artificial tidal estuary, penguin beach, tropical mangrove swamp, and several aquariums with viewing areas. Discover the secrets of the mysterious mangroves in the giant aquarium that contains more than 20 species. The netting surrounding the entire zoo is part of the open-air aviary that is home to South American fur seals, African penguins, sea ducks, pied avocet, black necked stilts, redshanks, and puffins. Make Living Coasts a centerpiece of your Torquay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Torquay travel itinerary maker.
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  • The animals seem happy and we'll cared for. Staff are friendly and the experience as a whole was a great time 
  • I took my 1 year old to the Living Coast today as I thought that it would be a good experience as it was quite small and it is incredibly mixed. Some of the attractions were under construction with no...  more »
  • All I can say is wow what an amazing place to visit we had a lovely family day out here the kids loved it especially the penguin feeding part would definitely recommend anyone to visit here we had a b...  more »
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  • Fantastic day out and not an aquarium as you would expect. Beautifully set up habitats. Very interactive and hands on and the feeding demonstrations are really informative. Excellent gift shop and good cafe with stunning views. Good winter deal on allowing you to return visit for free over the winter period.
  • A great place for our daughter, she really enjoyed seeing everything and it was great to walk around with the penguins. Staff were knowledgeable and enjoyed answering questions. My only issue is the space they all have, hence the 4 stars and not 5. I am sure they are in a safe place and have more than enough space, but then maybe if humans are not such ass' then we wouldn't need to keep them in such places? Venue is well kept, including the toilets. Keep doing what you are doing.
  • It's a unique 'Zoo' sat on top of a cliff. A good way to spend a couple of hours, although be aware half of the facility is outdoors and there is no cover if it is raining. Doesn't ruin the experience, just be prepared for rain.
  • Great for a couple of hours with smaller kids. Membership is included along with Paignton Zoo yearly pass. Well situated on Torquay harbour. Parking nearby can occasionally be tricky. The centre is ok, but in need of a re-fresh as looking a bit tired.
  • The kids loved it here. Not a big place but nicely laid out. Definitely worth a visit if you have young children (Mine are 4 & 9 years old)