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

Breakfast with Santa - Thursday 20 December 2018 to Sunday 23 December 2018

Experience the magic of Christmas at Living Coasts by sitting down to breakfast with Santa.

For this exclusive NEW event you’ll get the opportunity to:

  • Meet Santa at breakfast time where you’ll get to decorate and enjoy your very own pancakes. 
  • Receive a special present from Santa himself. 
  • Help to make some presents for the penguins
  • Say hello to our happy elf who will then deliver your presents to our playful penguins


Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd December 2018


9.00 am – 10.30 am


£15.00 per child

Adults are free of charge but please note that only 2 adults per child will be able to attend the event.  

Price includes:

  • Breakfast pancakes and fruit juice per child
  • One present per child
  • Santa meet and greet and to help make presents for the penguins

Terms and Conditions:

This event takes place in the Terrace Cafe. Entry to Living Coasts is NOT included. 

If you are not an Annual Pass holder and wish to visit Living Coasts after the Breakfast with Santa event then you will need to purchase day tickets at the main entrance. Half price entry* will be offered to those who booked onto the event and do not hold an annual pass. To gain half price entry please show your 'Breakfast with Santa' confirmation email, this offer is only valid on the day you attended the Breakfast with Santa event.

Booking is essential – book online here  

*Half price entry is only available for children who have booked Breakfast with Santa along with 2 adults per child. Any extra people will need to pay the normal admission prices.


Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre.