soft play area closed - 27th january 2020

Please be aware that our indoor soft play area will be closed to guests on the morning of Monday 27th January, to allow for essential refurbishment work to take place. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.


skimmer maintenance work - 27th to 31st january 2020

Our team will be carrying out some essential maintenance work on our skimmer during the last week of January. This means that the water in our underwater viewing exhibits will become cloudier than usual, and visibility may not be clear. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.


closing time

From 1st January to 29th March 2020, the zoo closes at 4.00 p.m. with last entry at 3.00 p.m.


Octopus tank

After the passing of our octopus, the tank is currently empty. We are now discussing options for redeveloping this exhibit. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Finding us

The 'penguin' brown tourist signs will lead guests right into Torquay and then on to a car park that is a short five minute walk from Living Coasts. We suggest that guests follow the 'penguin' brown tourist signs until reaching the Clocktower roundabout in Torquay town centre, and then follow the diversion signs in place, as the car park entrance has temporarily moved due to refurbishment works.

There is a small also council-owned car park right next to Living Coasts and alternative parking locations around the harbour.


Quotes All the animals are lovely with plenty of space to move about and play. Quotes