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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Just another aquarium

The aquarium was a fairly good one, had all of the standard fish that you’d expect to see at an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great aquarium.

We have visited aquariums all over the world and are marine fish keepers ourselves, and this is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlotte S
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From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef, Newquay Blue Reef aquarium has an exciting world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out. Visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters with amazing aquatic life including seahorses, giant octopus, pulsating Jellyfish and fierce Piranha. At the aquariums heart is a spectacular coral reef display housed within a 250,000 litre ocean tank - home to exotic tropical species like black tip reef sharks and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. As well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the display by taking a journey through its very own underwater tunnel, as well as through a number of viewing portholes, a floor to ceiling window and even enjoy close encounters from the surface - where Omiros often likes to pop up to say hello! Situated on Towan Promenade in the heart of Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium not only offers a beach on its doorstep but also an amazing experience, whatever the weather!
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aquarium was a fairly good one, had all of the standard fish that you’d expect to see at an aquarium but the only issue was finding it, it’s in a nice location but it’s a little difficult to find on your first time of...More

Thank Mercedez-Jane
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited aquariums all over the world and are marine fish keepers ourselves, and this is always one of our favourites. All the exhibits are always clean and well cared for. Although it may not be the biggest aquarium around it always has something...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Admittedly this is no Sea Life branded place but took a punt based on the reviews. The price was reasonable and I have to say that it was actually great once inside. There’s plenty to explore and do once in there which included a tunnel...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

£9.90 for students It was clean. Just like other aquariums, it displays corals and fishes as well as octopus, prawns, turtle and they have crocodile as well. One crocodile. Felt a bit sad for those who existed alone in the cages and aquariums. Its small,...More

Thank axlim09
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I really enjoyed our visit we just wish it was longer. The aquarium itself has a lot of little sea creatures to see but only two main attractions which is the octopus and the turtle. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful....More

Thank zcix
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium was much more interesting than we anticipated. There is a great variety of creatures on show from the tiny brightly coloured fish and sea horses to the giant turtle. All seemed well cared for.

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were initially a little unsure of the blue reef aquarium, as from the outside it doesn't look that big and is relatively expensive (around £11 each, though we found discount coupons in a local attractions flyer) but inside, we were really impressed with the...More

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit on a rainy day, have visited here many times and it is becoming dated but still worth a visit.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small aquarium which could do with a kick up the bum. It could be so much more and being over priced and small it needs to be. The pictures of coral filled tanks on the website are very misleading as almost all...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive for two adults and pretty small but there's lots to read (which we didn't) and so could have been a more in-depth experience. Enjoyed walking through the viewing tunnel surrounded by sealife and the turtle in particular. Good for a rainy day!

Thank heyhannie
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Marge O
23 June 2016|
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Response from BlueReefNewquay | Property representative |
Sorry no dogs allowed, as we are an animal attraction and this is prohibited under our licencing.
3 March 2016|
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Response from Bob L | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the location of your hotel a bus ride in to the centre of Newquay and a 5 minute walk towards Towan beach. Sorry for the delay in answering. Kind regards Bob