Shaldon Zoo

Just a 5 minute stroll along the beach, and through the “smugglers Tunnel”  in the area of Ness Beach, you will find Shaldon Zoo / Wildlife Trust.

Shaldon Wildlife Trust is home to a special collection of smaller endangered species, many of which are not resident in larger zoos or safari parks in the UK. However, they are just as interesting, if not more so than their larger relatives. 

Set in an idyllic woodland garden, nestled above Shaldon and the Shaldon Beach Huts, the Trust looks after and helps to preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world. 

You get a close up view of  the colourful manes and striking features of the marmosets and tamarins from South America, the smallest monkey in the world. 

If you are more of a feline person, then there is a beautiful ocelot cat. However, the four groups of lemurs, appear to be particularly popular with our guests, along with the very cheeky meerkats, mischievous yellow-breasted capuchins.

The experience has just been enhanced following the completion of the £150,000 extension, which is now open. This has also made the trust wheelchair accessible for the first time and easier for pushchairs and those with mobility problems.

There are also new, larger enclosures for some of the animals including the  new South American squirrel monkeys.

How to get there

Ness Drive, 
Devon TQ14 0HP

Telephone: 01626 872234

Opening Times:
Summer 10.00am to 6.00pm
Winter: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Adults: £6.75
Child (3-15): £4.50
Child under 3: Free