Home to acre after acre of outstanding natural beauty and a wealth of lively and historical towns, East Sussex is the ideal holiday destination. Across the county, picturesque villages and hillsides are dotted with fascinating attractions, promising the perfect trip for visitors of all ages. One of the most popular attractions in the seaside resort of Hastings is the Blue Reef Aquarium. Fortunately for visitors, the town is also home to some of the finest hotels in East Sussex.
The Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings is home to some 40 different habitats, housing sea creatures from all around the world - from local shores to exotic locations. The centre point of the aquarium is a stunning underwater tunnel, where visitors can get up close and personal with the sharks and rays, without all that unpleasant biting! Other highlights around the aquarium include African bullfrogs, pythons, tarantula and seahorses.
The Blue Reef Aquarium boasts a café and shop, and puts on regular events for kids. It's also an ideal place to hold children's parties.
Historic Seafront Location
The Blue Reef Aquarium is situated right on the seafront, opposite the famous Hastings Fishermen's Museum. From the aquarium, it's a pleasant walk along the historic seafront, which is lined with independent shops, as well as places to eat and drink. In the summer, the beach is a great place to swim and enjoy the glorious sunshine of the south coast. The beautiful Old Town of Hastings is just a short walk away.
Hotels near the Blue Reef Aquarium
With such an excellent location by the sea in the popular resort of Hastings, it's hardly surprising that there are plenty of fabulous hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses in the surrounding area. The Old Town Guest House is situated just across the road from the aquarium, and also gives easy access to the historic Old Town in the east of Hastings.
Closer to the centre of Hastings, there are a number of grand Victorian hotels, many of which offer superb sea views. Chatsworth Hotel and The Lindum combine this excellent location with reasonable rates all year round.