Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
If a planned day at the beach gets rained off then paddle on over to the Blue Reef Aquarium.
Situated on Towen Beach in Newquay this underwater adventure takes you on a journey from local waters to the more exotic over 40 different displays. The largest animal swimming in these waters is the black tip reef shark, which can grow to almost 2 metres in length. See them, along with loggerhead turtles and colourful fish, swim above your head as you walk through the ocean tunnel.
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, whereas you’ll be dazzled by the pulsating coral and the reef fish that dart, like lightening, around it. There’s a lot more to see on the native sandy seabed’s than you might think. Watch native sharks, ray fish and dogfish swim around each other. Finally keep your fingers and toes away from the claws of the crabs, lobsters and shrimps!
Stay dry while exploring the ocean!
- Birthday parties
- Shop and café
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Towan Promenade, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DU, England
Click here to visit Blue Reef Aquarium's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 -
Closed on Christmas Day.
Child (3 to 12): £7.75
Under 3s: Free
Family (2 adult, 2 children): £33.50
Senior Citizen: £9
Seaview Cafe serving hot and cold foods, licensed for alcohol sales. Beach kiosk also open during summer months.
Female and Male toilets, Baby changing and disabled facilities all available.
Sea themed souvenir shop selling items to suit all pockets.
Baby food facilities
Baby food and milk warming available.