Living Coasts | Day Out With The Kids

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Living Coasts

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Aquariums

Attraction Information

Join forces with deep sea beasties and underwater cuties at Living Coasts. It’s an entire world on its own with environments from all over the world and endless amazing sights.

To get a sense of what’s on offer, introduce yourself to a couple of their fantastic zones. If cute and cuddly is your thing, then head on over to Penguin Beach which has been designed to mimic their African environment. Here you can watch as they waddle and dive, or join them for an oh so sophisticated Penguin Breakfast feeding session.

Take a deep dive into the Mysterious Mangroves where the residents are more alien than anything you’re used to - and more than a little spooky! With loads more, including talks and a conservation programme, mini marine biologists will find loads to love and explore.

  • Several fantastic zones to explore
  • Talks, demonstrations and feeding times
  • Don’t miss: Penguin Beach
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Opening hours

1st April - 8th July: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
9th July - 1st September: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
2nd September - 27th October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (16+): £14.30 
Kids (3-15): £10.80
Under 3s: Free
Seniors (65+)/Student: £12.20 
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £45.00 

Travel & Contact Information


Torquay Harbourside, Beacon Quay, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BG, England

Phone number

01803 202470



Click here to visit Living Coasts' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Beacon Quay car park is Council owned therefore charges will apply.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Living Coasts has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Living Coasts is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Living Coasts have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.


Birds 4 out of 5 stars

Biggest part of this is the sea or coastal birds. Less of an aquariam or zoo. Nice idea was to play with the seals using premade reflective pads to attract their attention. The cafe views were stunning views of the sea coast.

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