Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium

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Welcome to Living Coasts, an all-weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront, 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 to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.

Below the decks the fun doesn't stop. With more fascinating habitats and creatures, there are games and activities such as our interactive sandpits and Draw Alive wall as well as panoramic underwater viewing areas for some of our stunning species.

Open to all, our Living Coasts Café is free entry to non-visitors too, so come in anytime for family friendly, local food and drink with panoramic sea views overlooking the Bay.

Grab some feel good shopping at Tradewinds Gift Shop anytime without visiting the Zoo. It's packed with wonderful products to suit all ages, from plush toys and games to books, clothing and confectionary. There's also a huge range of Fair Trade jewellery and local art.

All profits go towards our Conservation Work.


  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Gift Shop
  • WC
  • Wifi Connection

Opening Times

  Open Last Admission Closed
Open Daily 10.00am 3.00pm 4.00pm

Closing times vary throughout the year so please check before your visit.


Please visit our website for current admission prices.

Contact Details

Torquay Harbourside
Beacon Quay

Telephone: 01803 202470

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Upcoming Events

Penguins & Prosecco! - Wednesday 24 July 2019

Join us this summer for our exclusive evening - Penguins & Prosecco!

Enjoy VIP access and a glass of prosecco on Penguin Beach where you will watch our playful penguins get fed. Afterwards enjoy a presentation and prosecco in our Terrace Cafe where you can take in the spectacular views of Torbay.

Over 18's only.

The evening will begin at 6.30 p.m. and end at 8.30 p.m. (approx). Please meet us at the main entrance of Living Coasts.

Tickets: £22 per person. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.