Amongst a pack of penguins, is a medium-sized fur ball, waddling happily towards a miniature zebra crossing. The most demanding female penguin of Living Coasts coastal zoo, her name is Mrs T and she has two boyfriends, the animal keeper tells me. I can't help but warm to her and her friends, who always face the highest point, just as they would in the colder climates of Antarctica. Most holiday makers wishing to discover sea life travel abroad. Meanwhile, Living Coasts Torquay remains somewhat a place of mystery to many, despite the 10 breath-taking beaches that surround it.
Taking you on a journey of discovery across the many coasts of the world, you can also expect to encounter an array of sea life including puffins, seals and otters. If you're feeling peckish, refrain from "picking up a penguin" and head up to the @ Living Coasts cafe, where you can enjoy a wide selection of fresh foods and hot meals on a panoramic sun terrace.
Tickets are available for purchase both online and upfront.
Adult tickets are £10.90 A child ticket (3-15 years) is £8.25 Senior citizens & students tickets are £8.50 Family tickets (2 adults 2 children) are £34.60
You are strongly advised not to miss the brilliant Daily Talks Programme, which gives you a chance to feed the penguins, seals and get up close and personal with many other animals. Check the website for the Daily Talks times and listings to avoid missing out.