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Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings

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Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
+44 1424 718776
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Amazing hour of fun!!

It is a lovely hour of looking at amazing fish! It is a bit pricey. The outside looks a little... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bdalmedo
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Bridgend County, United Kingdom
Overall good and we would visit again...

Went on a cloudy Sunday arrived at 11:30am wasn't too busy, would have been better to get there for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
csouth2018
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Located in the historic Old Town, take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures. At the aquarium's heart is a giant ocean display - walk through the mesmerising underwater tunnel and come face to face with shoals of colourful fish. With talks and feeds all day you can even get hands on with our Remarkable Reptiles during animal encounters. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat in the Blue Reef Cafe and even book your Pirate or Mermaid themed birthday party. There's so much to sea under the sea!
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“octopus” (52 reviews)
“archer fish” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
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+44 1424 718776
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"octopus"
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"archer fish"
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"underwater tunnel"
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"reptile area"
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"feeding times"
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"fish swimming"
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"sea horses"
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"reptile room"
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"open tank"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 17 reviews
"value for money"
in 23 reviews
"family visit"
in 6 reviews
"family ticket"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"couple of hours"
in 11 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
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"smugglers adventure"
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a lovely hour of looking at amazing fish! It is a bit pricey. The outside looks a little small but is big inside. It is great with the family and older kids. It also has a coffee shop and a gift shop. So...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on a cloudy Sunday arrived at 11:30am wasn't too busy, would have been better to get there for 10am as opening for a really quiet visit. Nice array of fish and other marine life to see, 3 children aged 8years - 2 were all...More

Thank csouth2018
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear csouth2018, Thank you for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. We will take your comments on boar regarding the toilets. Hope to see you again. Blue Reef Aquarium

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the above today. It was a wet day so such a venue would be busy. However only one person was dealing with admissions which led to people queuing in the rain. Exhibits were good but all over quickly. Our disappointment was really with...More

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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Huw210465, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience in the cafe and we will speak to the team member involved to see what happened. Unfortunately the coffee machine did break for a small period over...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived about 11.00 on a Sunday morning and tried to park at the centre but unfortunately the car park was totally full, we had to drive about a mile along the seafront where we drove round and round another equally full car park. Eventually...More

Thank Debbie B
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Debbie B, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you found parking difficult, unfortunately the car park next to us is not under our control as it is owned and operated by the local council and can get busy in the summer. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited blue reef aquarium over the weekend. Parking was a nightmare. Had to park over a mile away. Paid £42 for 5 people (3 adults, 2 children) - walked around the hole place in 25 minutes, saw nothing bigger than a sting ray and it...More

Thank laurenbradford23
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear laurenbradford23 Thank you for your review. We believe you must have been with the party who have reviewed above you so I will echo some of the comments made there. We are sorry you found parking difficult, unfortunately the car park next to us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love coming here we are regulars, it never get boring and we make up our own stories with the fish when we are in the tunnel. They also have other things to occupy your curiosity, bearded dragons, a gecko, snakes, spiders and a massive...More

Thank caspersmith01
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear caspersmith01, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoy visiting us and hope to welcome you again soon! Blue Reef Aquarium

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again it is a must if you visit Hastings. Friendly staff, great exhibits and very educational. Taking my grandkids next week. I was very impressed with the place. Take a look, its worth it.

Thank Robert K
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Robert K, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We will pass on your kind words to the team and can't wait to welcome you back again! Blue Reef Aquarium

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is a night mare , machine we’re broke and card machine did not work either. The blue reef wax amazing. Well worth the money. Great service and staff. Love this placeMore

Thank Cliff W
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cliff W, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We will pas son your kind words to the team. We are sorry you had an issue with parking, the car park is run by Hastings Borough Council. Hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice laid out aquarium Smaller than we thought from photos online but worth.a visit if your in Hastings Good selection of tropical fish.

Thank olives2015
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear olives2015, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon. Blue Reef Aquarium

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, well set out aquarium. We visited with our 2 year olds twins they loved seeing the fish swimming around. The staff were friendly and helpful, a nice way to spend an hour or so.

Thank Dangermouse35
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dangermouse35, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We will pass on your kind words to the team. Blue Reef Aquarium

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silveesharmin
8 August 2018|
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Response from BlueReefAquariumH | Property representative |
Hi We have several varieties of sharks from our Black TIp Reef Sharks in the main ocean display to several native sharks including the endangered Angel Shark. Hope this helps. Blue Reef Aquarium
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SophiejM02
4 May 2018|
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Response from BlueReefAquariumH | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, I think we may have spoken via email also. Assistance dogs are permitted into the aquarium. See you soon!
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littlepik1970
24 October 2017|
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Response from Cliff W | Reviewed this property |
Well what a question. You need to speak to the manager. I found everyone very nice 👍 Bring flask and have a great time
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