Living Coast

Living Coasts is Torquay’s coastal zoo and conservation charity.  It is only 10 minutes walk from Rowell House and down a large flight of steps. Living Coasts is open from 10:00am every day.


Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge. At Living Coasts, you'll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there's plenty to see and do whatever the weather. Living Coasts has indoor exhibits and underwater viewing areas, indoor play areas, and also outdoor habitats and exhibits. All of the animals at living cost l come from captive breeding and/or rescue programmes in Europe, South Africa or North America.

Living Coasts has a large cafe and terrace where you can enjoy a light breakfast, traditional lunch or afternoon tea. Outside, near the Ice Cream Station, there is a small picnic area where you can enjoy your own lunch or one of the delicious organic ice creams.

The following admission applies from 1st April 2011 to end of March 2012.

Standard Admission (with donation)

o    Adult £10.00

o    Child (3-15 years) £7.50

o    Children under 3 Free

o    Senior citizens & students £7.75

o    Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £31.50