Blue Reef Aquarium — Newquay
The Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay is a perfect place to spend a wet day in Cornwall. Its location right a the back of Towan beach is very central to the centre of town and the building faces out onto some amazing north coast views.
The aquarium is reasonably priced and features many large, octopus, turtles, sharks and star fish, along with a catalogue of other under water creatures.
The brightly coloured fish, sting rays and turtles can be seen clearly and close up through the water tunnel, a must do experience at the centre. As well as smaller tanks where you can see tiny fish, seahorses and crabs.
At the end of the tour, you reach the top of the big tank where you can look down on the animals and occasionally see the fins of various species pop up above the water, at the right times you can also watch feeding.
They don’t just have water creatures either, they have a few tanks with other animal surprises!
There is also a shop and a cafe.