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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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OK day out

Me and my young family (kids 1,5,7) enjoyed our visit here. It was good, the only down side is it’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrscb651
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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An enjoyable afternoon

We spent an enjoyable afternoon here on a rainy day during our holiday in Cornwall. The aquarium... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie099
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Dover, United Kingdom
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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 good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
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+44 1637 878134

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my young family (kids 1,5,7) enjoyed our visit here. It was good, the only down side is it’s an expensive way to spend around 30 mins - and that’s if you walk around very slowly looking at every fish. We won’t return but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an enjoyable afternoon here on a rainy day during our holiday in Cornwall. The aquarium was lovely, there was lots to see and learn. Our favourites were the seahorses and the turtle! There is a cafe but we didn’t use it. I think...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an aquarium. It's small and overpriced but if you've got nothing else to do and you don't mind paying it's ok. We were in and out in an hour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went midweek in the school holidays. If you don’t want to listen to the talks then would only take 60mins to view all the fish etc. If you do want to listen to the talks or fish feeding will take a bit longer. Staff...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice aquarium. It feels quite expensive as it is quite small but I would prefer to give my money to these small coastal aquariums and you can come and go all day once you've paid and got your hand stamped. It's in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Newquay, mainly because when in Cornwall in pretty sure its the law to go... however when we arrived our children asked to go into the Aquarium and boy are we all glad we did, for its size they have packed a HUGE...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining and smallest child had been staring at the Blue Reef Aquarium leaflet forlornly for several days so despite my hesitations (based on cost) we visited. Plus points: it was clean, and there was no opportunity for the children to get bored. Minus...More

1  Thank AnonEeMouse
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What to do on a wet day in Newquay? Well next time we won’t choose this! Living in Plymouth we have obviously been spoilt by its Aquarium and in contrast this is small cramped and disappointing and costs the same. Would not bother again.

Thank mrsg9992017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Granddaughters were disappointed when they found that the turtles were bigger than the Sharks. Interesting to have walk through underwater

Thank Rod B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This week the wife and I took our 2 young children here for a visit. My children are aged 2 & 4. They loved it, but I was shocked at how small it was. It took us approximately 30 minutes to walk around the entire...More

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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.
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Jeanandkerry
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
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