Living Coasts was a Coastal Zoo and Aviary from 2003 until its closure in 2020. Living Coasts is built on the former Marine Spa/Coral Island sites, in a unique prime waterfront location, situated on Beacon Quay between Torquay’s outer harbour and Beacon Cove beach.
The site as stands comprises a large landscaped top level outdoor area of approximately 4,600m2 (50,000 sq ft). Beneath this is a substantial café/bar/restaurant with unrivalled panoramic sea views and outside trading areas. This trading area is supported by substantial ‘back of house’ kitchens, WC’s, passenger lifts, stores etc.
At ground floor level (Beacon Quay), the site is accessed via a large open tourist attraction entrance foyer adjacent to the large former retail unit (for Living Coasts). The remainder of the ground floor is made up of plant, office and ancillary areas.