Living Coasts is one of Devon's all weather attractions with many viewing areas being under cover. There's also an indoor soft play area and sandpit plus a fantastic cafe with panoramic views. 


Fabulous UNDERCOVER exhibits:

Mysterious Mangroves

As you walk down into the roots of the sea keep your eyes open as the mangrove plants hide a wide variety of animals.

Octopus Odyssey

This exhibit is currently home to a common octopus, lionfish and anemones. The display has a sunken ship theme and includes one large and three smaller tanks.

Local Coasts

Enter our Local Coasts area and learn about the beautiful wildlife habitats found around the UK coasts.


Crawl tank

What does a starfish look like under the water? Children can crawl under the tank in Local Coasts to find out. It's like being under a huge transparent rockpool!

Climbing wall

Can you stick as hard as a limpet? Climb across the wall to see how difficult it really is to hold on to rocks.

soft play area

Bring the children to our indoor play area, where they can kick off their shoes and let off some steam.

retail therapy

Enjoy some retail therapy and browse the unique gifts from around the world in our Tradewinds gift shop. You’ll find things from beautiful, unusual homeware to cuddly toys and souvenirs.

Hot drinks

Pop into our Terrace Cafe where you can pick up a luxury hot chocolate, freshly ground coffee or a warming cup of tea.

Book your tickets online today and beat the queues when you arrive.

Quotes The presenter talks were great, we learnt a lot about the animals here. Quotes