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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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... Lovely little Aquarium

Situated near the beach, this small aquarium is a little gem... .. Doesn't take long to walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Long Lawford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice Aquarium

This is a really nice aquarium and has some really lovely tanks with interesting creatures. It does... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
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“sea life”(104 reviews)
“small aquarium”(54 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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All reviews octopus sea life small aquarium underwater tunnel lovely aquarium main tank blind turtle big tank worth a visit take your time feeding times couple of hours my partner sharks loggerhead creatures talks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Situated near the beach, this small aquarium is a little gem... .. Doesn't take long to walk round, price is reasonable. I was happy and memorized by their happy turtle doing laps of the tank... .. you can not only walk under the tank, you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank traceyh439
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a really nice aquarium and has some really lovely tanks with interesting creatures. It does offer talks at set times throughout the day however we did not attend one of these. The staff are polite but were a little mute and only spoke...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paigedaniels22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous range or well displayed exhibits. Clear information on the residents and their environment. Very accessible, helpful well informed staff , clear and amusing talks. Perfect place for a rainy day visit but get there early.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mylo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the blue reef quite a few times over the years. This visit was the first time we had been without the kids and we were able to really take our time and look around. A big hit with us were the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stepon01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideally situated at Towan beach the aquarium is brilliant for the kids with sharks and turtles and many other species. Walk through the tunnel and see the Sharks glide over you, awesome.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lionel b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very small, over priced. Toilets dirty, not very clean thoug out the aquarium. Great location. Don't recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

£11.20 to walk around in literally less than 10 minutes, not good for younger children, tanks are so dirty you can barely see anything (in the ones that actually have fish).. the tunnel is grey and miserable, nothing like the pictures!. Without exaggeration it took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2019

We all know it would be lovely to read every bit of information and investigate each tank, but with kids under 10 they just want to zoom through and look at the tunnel. if you let them have their way, you can be out in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KPro90
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

It's seems there are a number of reviews on here about it being crowded and not being able to see the exhibts ... go in January, no queues, no people. We got to walk around and enjoy all the fish and get lots of pictures....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Buck220293
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

The aquarium is small, entry is expensive and although they say it’s a day pass so you can go back and spend as long as you like there, it’s so small you’ve seen it all in 30-40 minutes. It would be better if they made...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Karen B
20 December 2018|
Response from BicesterHolidays | Reviewed this property |
We took a double buggy round and there is a lift up to the higher section. Bit tight in places but you should get around ok.
emma j
10 October 2018|
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Response from BlueReefNewquay | Property representative |
Yes the aquarium is accessible for pushchairs and there is a lift to the different floors.
Debbie T
4 June 2018|
Response from dooberrydog | Reviewed this property |
no ts not a part of the sealife center group