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Living Coasts

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Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Rainy day visit

This place is perfect for those with kids, I went today with my 18 month old son.. perhaps a little... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Great fun for a couple of hours

We arrived in the afternoon at 2pm and got to see the penguins being fed aswell as the otters! You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Plymouth, 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...more
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Beacon Quay | Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG, England
+44 1803 202470
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All reviews paignton zoo feeding times octopus sea birds zooper ticket fur seals penguin feeding penguin beach baby seal macaroni joint ticket couple of hours few hours gift shop value for money walk around well worth a visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my six year old have been to Living Coasts a few times now. We both adore it. I am not sure if there is any provision for those with difficulty walking or in wheelchairs and this would need checking out, if such access...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louise E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely few hours out. The weather didn't stop us . Our grandson loved the penguins and the seals he was watching them for ages .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 448helen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is perfect for those with kids, I went today with my 18 month old son.. perhaps a little too young to fully appreciate but the soft play and sand is a nice touch. It’s not a huge attraction, we were there for 1-2...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank emilyy127
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are several kinds of bird flying in the aviary and a wader bird pond as well as a penguins and seals. The soft play area and gift shop attract younger children frustrated by the outdoor exhibits they cannot "get amongst".

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BarryM1413
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in the afternoon at 2pm and got to see the penguins being fed aswell as the otters! You can probably get around the place in an hour but you will enjoy watching the penguins!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucass09
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

A good fun day out. You get really close to the penguins and all the other animals in there. Great for the kids they will love the penguins

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

First visit to living coasts as got a deal on the double visit with Paignton zoo. Parked in the town and then walked along the harbour to living costs! Big bold entrance sign made it spotable from a mile off, when inside entrance with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Josh H
Reviewed 6 January 2019

great if you have really young kids and an annual membership but with everything on offer this is not worth paying the entry price for. I would def recommend paignton zoo over living coast as you are able to complete this within 30 minutes being...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank danaw1987
VisitorServices1, Manager at Living Coasts, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for visiting Living Coasts. A typical visit to Living Coasts usually lasts between 2 to 3 hours. Many of our visitors stop by one or more of our feeding talks that run throughout the day as this really enhances the experience of visiting...More

Reviewed 23 December 2018

It was the first time the brother in law and family came to visit. It was a wet and windy day and we all decided to bring them to here!! Bad idea but fun!! We did the outside bits quickly before it started to rain!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 201ellien
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We live in Torquay and our grandchildren visit Living Coast frequently. The Penguins and Seals are always entertaining.They have recently introduced some more interactive attractions for the Children that are great fun. The Café is usually good and is probably has one of the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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28 August 2018|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a small seating area
Amy S
19 July 2018|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure. I haven't seen any weddings recently. Best to give them a ring.
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