Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium is situated on Towan Beach on the Cornish coast. An exciting underwater adventure that takes you on a journey from local waters to the more exotic. With over 40 different displays of marine species and encounters with reef fish in the coral reef display you are in for a captivating family day out!
Things to see and do
Incredible views with ocean displays of tropical sharks, coral reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray are there to greet you. One of the largest creatures swimming in the aquarium is the black tip reef shark, which can grow to almost 2 metres in length. Wow! See your new fishy friends, along with other tropical species such as loggerhead, wonderful turtles and puffer fish in giant ocean tanks. The aquarium has an impressive 250,000 litre ocean tank. So, there's plenty to see.
Underwater Walkthrough tunnel
Watch the dazzling beauty of the brightly coloured reef fish swim above your head as you walk through the special Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay's underwater tunnel. You'll be surrounded by ocean blues. This truly is a bewitching family attraction.
Marvel at the Giant Octopus
With three hearts, blue blood and a brain shaped like a donut the giant pacific octopus wins the prize for the most unique animal on display. Watch out for sharks, ray fish and dogfish as they swim around each other. Finally, keep your fingers and toes away from the claws of the crabs, lobsters and shrimps if you check out the open top display tanks!
Stay dry while exploring the ocean
It might be too rainy for the beach but at Blue Reef you can visit the ocean without getting wet! At this all year round family attraction there’s so much to see that we recommend giving yourself a full morning or afternoon.
Friendly staff, innovative displays and informative talks about aquatic life mean you will have an amazing experience at this animal attraction. Why not combine it with a beach visit or trip into Newquay?
Even more fun at Blue Reef Aquarium
- Celebrate a birthday surrounded by colourful fish and book one of the aquarium's birthday party packages.
- Browse the gift shop and grab a snack at the café.