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Re-Opening Monday 17th May with New Dated Ticketing Procedure

May 12, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have been given permission to re-open the aquarium from Monday 17th May 2021, following government guidance for Covid-19 measures. General Manager, Steve Matchett commented: “the team and I are so excited to re-open and welcome visitors and members back to Blue Reef Aquarium. It’ll be a very proud […]

Blue Reef Aquarium Temporarily Closed Again

December 30, 2020

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay must sadly close its doors again in response to Cornwall being put into tier3 on 31st December 2020 in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, and to ease pressures on the NHS. As with previous closures, our expert team will continue to provide first rate […]

October half term fun!

October 13, 2020

Sat 24 October – Sun 1 November Come face to fin with our most frightful underwater creatures at Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay. From venomous lionfish to toothy caiman crocs, which do you find the most fascinating? Take part in our ‘just for fun’ pumpkin trail – don’t forget to bring your pencil! 

Visitor Safety Amid Coronovirus

June 29, 2020

Following government guidance, during closure Blue Reef Aquarium meticulously reviewed every part of the visitor journey and has undertaken new measures to ensure everyone has an enjoyable yet safe experience with us. Following a thorough clean of the attraction, our new safety measures on opening include: Visitor guidance on arrival Limited capacity with pre-booked tickets […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]