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Living Coasts
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Living Coasts

By car: Living Coasts is situated on Beacon Quay. Once in Torquay follow the A379 and brown tourist signs. There is ample parking near Living Coasts. By train: The nearest stations are Torquay and Paignton. Onward travel by bus. By bus: Stagecoach and First Western National run bus services to Living Coasts.

Paignton Tourist Information Centre
Esplanade Road
Tel: 01803 558383
Fax: 0 1803 - 551959
Contact via email

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Living Coasts, Torquay, Devon

Accommodation nearby

Beverley Holiday Park
Superb Five Star family run holiday park with fabulous sea views

Culverden Guest House
Friendly atmosphere, only 45 metres from beach. Family/double en-suite rooms.

TLH Leisure Resort
Outstanding leisure facilities and accommodation for families, by the sea

A unique coastal zoo in the heart of The English Riviera.

  • See auks, waders, penguins, seaducks, and seals above and below the waves
  • Catch the keeper talks and feeding times for the inside story on animals
  • Fantastic waterside cafe with stunning views accross Torbay

Living Coasts offers a different kind of visit that takes you on a journey around the coastlines of the world without leaving Torquay! See a range of fascinating coastal creatures from loud and loveable penguins to the fun and fabulous fur seals. And don't forget the colourful puffins and sea ducks - they're all at home in this unique environment.

While birds fly freely overhead, you can walk in the open air past sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and even a peaceful estuary for our wading birds. Then descend into our underwater viewing areas where you can see the seals and diving birds at their best.

Attraction is open all year Open all year     Wet weather attraction Wet weather attraction

Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service 2005
Devon Association of Tourist Attractions 2005
The English Riviera Quality Awards, Runner up in The Best Tourist Attraction Category 2004

Standard Prices
Adult £8.75
Child £6.55
Concession £6.85
Family £27.50
Other pricing information

In support of Living Coast's conservation work and to raise funds for our new Sea Cave Exhibit your ticket includes a 10% voluntary donation. Thank you for your help.

Opening dates/times

10am to 5pm until 29/03/08.
10am to 6pm 30/03/08 to October.
Last entry 1 hour before closing.

Contact Details
Living Coasts
Torquay Harbourside
Beacon Quay
Tel: 01803 202470
Fax: 01803 202471