Terms & Conditions

This site is owned and operated by Living Coasts. Please read these terms and conditions carefully.

General Entry

Please respect our animal’s welfare and your own safety by observing the following code of conduct:

  • Barriers around the site are for your own safety and for the welfare of the animals so please do not step over them or sit your child on the barrier tops.
  • Please do not feed the animals as they all have carefully planned diets and other food may be harmful to them.
  • Please do not bang on any exhibit or tank windows.
  • For safety reasons we do not allow balls, balloons or fishing nets on site.
  • To ensure a pleasant day for all visitors, please do not use radios, scooters, rollerblades or skates on site. Heeleys roller shoes must not be used as skates, but may be worn as shoes. Items can be left at the front entrance at your own risk or there are lockers available to use.
  • Bicycles are not permitted within Living Coasts. A bike rack is located immediately opposite the front entrance and there is also one located in the top level of the car park next to the site.
  • Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes.
  • Children under 14 will not be admitted without an adult, over the age of 18.
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
  • No animals, other than fully trained assistance dogs, are allowed into Living Coasts.
  • Please note, there is no provision for left luggage but we do have lockers that you can use at the front entrance.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car. Please use the lockers available at the front entrance.
  • If you wish to leave Living Coasts and return later, please keep your receipts and check with our ticket office staff.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside Living Coasts. Visitors are only permitted to smoke on the terrace in a designated area outside ‘Our Room’, if not being used for a function/event.
  • Please do not drop litter anywhere on site as many of our birds are free to roam and there is a significant danger of them picking things up and injuring themselves.
  • If an item is accidentally dropped into one of our tanks or animal enclosures, the owner will need to sign a disclaimer form prior to return. If an item needs to be retrieved by a diver then it may not be returned immediately.
  • The use of drones and other flying objects is prohibited.


User obligation

Use of this site constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, which take effect on the date on which you first use the site. By accessing, using and/or downloading materials from this site, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of each entity and person on whose behalf you act to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below. Living Coasts reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these terms on accessing the site. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified.

If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this site and therefore should cease using this site immediately.

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying Living Coasts, and associated organisations or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of Living Coasts, its associated companies and/or third parties.

All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this site (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material or content supplied as part of the site shall remain at all times the property of Living Coasts. In accessing the Living Coasts site, you agree that you do so only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not agree to, permit or assist in any way any third party to commercially exploit or modify in any way the material or content without Living Coasts' prior written permission.

Terms of use

The use of this site is only for lawful purposes, in a manner which does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is defamatory, or which may harass, cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or interruption of the normal flow of dialogue within this site.

Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability

This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons relating to www.livingcoasts.org.uk, Living Coasts and/or any of its associated companies, products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The information and other materials included on this site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. Living Coasts does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials or the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the site (including, without limitation, the information provided through the use of any software). You acknowledge that any reliance on any such statement or information shall be at your sole risk. Living Coasts reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the site and to make changes to the site and to the materials, products, programs, services or prices described in the site at any time without notice. In no event will the Zoo and/or third parties be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential damages or any damages including, but not limited to, errors or omissions, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising from use, loss of use, data or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site. These exclusions do not apply to death or personal injury caused by Living Coasts negligence and only apply to the extent permitted by law.

Living Coasts does not warrant that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free or that defects will be corrected or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. Living Coasts does not represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of any material. Living Coasts may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this site, including the availability of any features of the site, at any time without notice or liability.

Living Coasts Products

All products and services mentioned in this site are subject to availability and are available at the sole discretion of Living Coasts. Furthermore, all references to Living Coasts products and services are intended to apply only in the United Kingdom.


You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Living Coasts from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities arising in any manner from your entry to and use of the site other than in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the law of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from that clause and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Living Coasts makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United Kingdom and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. If you access this site from a location outside of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

More Information

For more information please contact us.

Living Coasts is a registered charity (Registration No. 1099076) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (Company Registration No. 04620880). The registered office is at Totnes Road, Paignton , Devon TQ4 7EU.

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