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Blue Reef Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19

March 21, 2020


Blue Reef Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, Blue Reef Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Aquarium will be closed to the public starting 22/03/2020. While there […]

Coronavirus Statement

March 14, 2020


Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay would like to reassure visitors that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all of our visitors in response to ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation. Click here to read a full statement from Company Director We want visitors to feel as safe and comfortable as possible when […]

What amazing sea animals hide in the ocean’s great coral reefs?

August 28, 2019


Coral reefs are huge underwater structures made up from different species of coral. Famous for their wonderful array of tropical colours, coral reefs are the perfect home to thousands of oceanic creatures. Find out what sea animals you can find in our complete coral reef guide.   Want to see some coral reef creatures up […]

12 Crazy Facts About Coral

May 3, 2018


The underwater rainbow of colour – corals have been on this planet for more than 500 million years! They are often found in warm, tropical waters and they beautifully sway with the water’s current in shallow and coastal shores. It’s not just their eccentric and vibrant colours that are dazzling – there are some pretty […]

STORMS BRING RARE TRANSATLANTIC COLUMBUS CRABS TO CORNWALL

December 2, 2015


A rare species of crab which is reputed to have been discovered by Christopher Columbus has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Small groups of Columbus crabs have been washing up on the Cornish coastline, thousands of miles from their normal home along with exotic jellyfish and goose barnacles. Seven of the tiny […]

BLUE REEF WARNS BEACHGOERS – BEWARE OF MAUVE STINGERS

November 27, 2015


Marine experts at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium are warning beachgoers not to touch swarms of stranded jellyfish which are washing up along the Cornish coastline.   A combination of storms and relatively mild weather are thought to have contributed to the sudden influx of mauve stinger jellyfish and ‘by the wind sailors’ –  a type […]

FRESHWATER TURTLE WASHED UP ON CORNISH BEACH

November 17, 2015


  A freshwater turtle has been rescued after being discovered apparently washed up on a Cornish beach. The musk turtle, which measures around seven centimetres in length, is recovering at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium after being spotted by a couple out walking on Crantock Beach. Aquarists believe the turtle, which cannot survive in seawater, may […]

Newquay Loyalty Card offer for half-term!

October 19, 2015


Attention all Newquay Loyalty Card holders, we have a special half-term offer just for you! One child can go free with a full paying adult from Saturday 24th October until Sunday 1st November on production of your Newquay Loyalty Card. Terms & Conditions: One junior ticket (ages 3 – 12yrs) free with one full paying […]

DEEPLY CREEPY AT BLUE REEF AQUARIUM

October 14, 2015


Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is inviting visitors to enjoy a Deeply Creepy experience during the October Half Term Holidays (Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, November 1st). Embark on a Halloween-themed voyage of discovery featuring awesome encounters with a cast of fishy fiends including deadly stonefish, moray eels, wolf fish, piranhas and stinging jellyfish. There’s a […]

DONATED SHARK EGG-CASE HATCHES AT AQUARIUM

August 18, 2015


A shark egg-case which was donated to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium has hatched. The egg-case was among a number discovered by members of the public walking on the beach and given to the Towan Promenade wildlife attraction. They were given to the aquarium around six months ago and had been kept in a special nursery […]

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