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Living Coasts, Torquay

3.8
#1 of 10 in Outdoors in Torquay
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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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  • Really not a big deal. Penguins sealions and a few birds... overpriced for what it has to offer. Small overcrowded place. Finished in half an hour and that was including watching the penguins beeing f...  more »
  • Myself and my partner visited this weekend. Its great to see the birds flying around in a natural habitat. All the animals looked well looked after.  more »
  • Great day out lots to do and see depending on age of children. The children love it. Close the the harbour.  more »
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  • Great family day where you can get close to the animals. Kids will love the sea lion feeding and to see the penguins and puffins so close. Reasonably priced admission with lots to see. Great educational visit.
  • Excellent place to go with the family. Spent a good morning here looking round all the exhibits, which are really open and feel quite interactive. All the guides were really friendly and happy to answer questions
  • Its ok.... visited here yesterday with my elderly mum and aunt. Had a nice time although felt a bit hard done by £13 each and was in and out in under an hour! The play area wouldn't​ accommodate mums wheelchair, this did upset her as she likes the soft play. Unsure if we'd visit again -maybe next year.
  • Not keen on the birds flying around but loved watching the seals penguins puffins and otters. We bought an annual pass at paington zoo which gave free entry here too. Well worth the money.
  • Really well looked after exhibits, you can tell the animals are well looked after, guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Good for kids.

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Where to stay in Torquay

When you book a room at a seafront hotel in Torquay, you can take full advantage of English Riviera's famous golden sands and clean swimming facilities, all within walking distance of the town center. Many top-quality seafront hotels offer everything from spa treatments and indoor heated swimming pools, to award-winning bars and front-facing rooms overlooking the town's waterfront promenade. For a less expensive and more romantic alternative deeper inland, consider staying at a private cottage, where you can enjoy privacy and comfort minutes from picturesque coastal paths, pubs, wine bars, and shops. 
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