|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Disabled & Carer||£11.00 per ticket|
|Family Ticket for 4||£33.50 per ticket|
|Family Ticket for 5||£40.50 per ticket|
|Junior 3 - 12 years||£7.75 per ticket|
|Senior Citizen/Student||£9.00 per ticket|
|Standard (13+)||£10.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
AboutBlue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of aquarium attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Situated on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay, opposite the famous island, the Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning visit.
Be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast to hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel. We want to show you all the fantastic creatures that live in our seas and oceans. Our displays take you on an undersea tour; from the British coastline to faraway tropical reefs and lots more in between. During your visit, you'll come face to face with incredible sea life with everything from giant crabs and lobsters to seahorses and tropical sharks and you'll get a chance to find out more about these creatures' amazing lives in over 40 naturally recreated displays. Blue Reef is one of the UK's leading aquariums with a commitment to providing education about the marine environment but in a fun and entertaining way.
Our aim is to highlight some of the natural wonders of the underwater world and help explain why it's so vitally important to look after them. Regular talks and feeding displays make the aquarium an unforgettable day out. Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium offers visitors a dazzling undersea safari through the oceans of the world. Overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Blue Reef lets you explore Cornwall’s hidden treasures in a series of naturally themed displays highlighting the incredible variety of creatures - from starfish to stingrays - living just beyond the surf. Visitors to Blue Reef are then transported to the spectacular 'underwater gardens' of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters - home to everything from seahorses and puffer fish to living corals and moray eels. At its heart is a giant tropical ocean tank where an underwater walk through tunnel offers incredible close encounters with tropical sharks, and thousands of colourful reef fish. Don't miss the Blue Reef Nursery, giant crabs and the largest Octopus species found on earth! More than 30 naturally themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep.
OPEN: DAILY FROM 10AM
Map & Directions
Nearest station is Newquay station (approx. 10 min walk). Turn left out of station (past arcade etc), cross road take right turning along pedestrian/tram line walkway. At end cross road and walk down hill, across grassed area.
From Newquay Bus Station (approx. 5 min walk) , head east on Manor Road , turn left down the alleyway towards Bank Street, Turn left on to Bank Street, follow towards The Central , turn right onto Gover Lane and follow to Towan beach.
Public Transport Directions
Seafront location overlooking Towan Beach in Newquay.
For closest parking look for Manor Road Car Park (TR7 1RA) or St Georeges Road Car Park (TR7 1JS)
From A3059 - Head west on Henver Rd/A3058 toward Henver Rd/A3058 . At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Henver Rd/A3058. At the next roundabout, continue straight onto Narrowcliff. Continue onto Cliff Rd. Continue onto Berry Rd. Turn right onto Mount Wise. Turn right onto St Georges Road (for one car park), Turn right onto Manor Road (for other car park)
From A3075. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Trevemper Rd/A392. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Gannel Rd/A392. Continue on Higher Tower Rd. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Higher Tower Rd, turn right onto Crantock St and then turn right onto St George's Rd (for one car park). Turn left on to Manor Road (for other car park)
- Gift Shop
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Pre-booked groups at anytime as agreed.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Wheelchair available
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille Guide Available
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
- Facilities for children - Steps for toddlers Child Friendly baby food & feed warming facilities available
Parking & Transport
- Close to Railway Station
- Parking (charge)
- On-Site café/restaurant - Cream teas, cakes and sandwiches, fresh baps, jacket potatoes, scampi, nuggets etc. Tea, coffee, soft drink, wine, beer and milkshakes.
- Approx length of visit - 02:00
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- Solo accepted
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
- Marketed towards student/youth
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Regional and Miscellaneous VisitCornwall Tourism Awards - Bronze Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2009
|Open New Year|
|2017 - Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Open daily from 10am
March - October 5pm
November - February 4pm
We are closed on Christmas Day only