Blue Reef Aquarium

“A fantastic journey from local waters to exotic seas” - AA Inspector



Recommended by
Visit England Logo

Our View

Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Discover Cornish marine life from native sharks and rays to the incredibly intelligent and playful octopus. From here journey through warmer waters to watch the magical seahorses, unusual shape-shifting, jet-propelled cuttlefish and the vibrant, swaying tentacles of living sponges and anemones. The safari continues through the underwater tunnel below a tropical sea. Here you will encounter the activities of a coral reef alive with shoals of brightly coloured fish and the graceful, black tip reef sharks which glide silently overhead. Daily talks and regular feeding demonstrations bring the experience to life. Events all year, please see website for details.

Blue Reef Aquarium
Towan Promenade, NEWQUAY, TR7 1DU
Phone : 01637 878134


  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Lifts, wheelchairs & beach wheelchair, ramps, parking
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily from 10. Closed 25 Dec

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

Why choose Rated Trips?

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
icon example
The best coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan your next trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.