History of Living Coasts
The site that Living Coasts sits on is steeped in Victorian history, famously living life as a marine spa then later Coral Island, a leisure resort which was demolished in 1997 to make way for Living Coasts.
Living Coasts officially opened in July 2003 with a royal visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. Since then it’s continued to grow and evolve into the unique attraction it is today.
We have introduced additional exhibits into Living Coasts, including Mysterious Mangroves which opened in 2009 and incorporates many types of fish including sting rays. Our Otter Rapids exhibit then followed in June 2012.
Our award winning aviary reaches 19 metres at its highest point and the aquarium tanks have a total capacity of 1,214 cubic metres.
We have also won many awards for our green credentials as we try to set an example to our visitors and test out ideas that can help the planet. To find out more about our environmental policy click here.
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