Blue Reef Aquarium

Attraction Information

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure under the sea? Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth invites you to dive into the hidden world of UK waters, the spectacular “underwater gardens” of the Mediterranean, and the stunning beauty of tropical waters, where seahorses, puffer fish, living corals and native sharks are waiting to be discovered.

This amazing experience is perfect for families with kids who love aquatic animals. Explore the ocean displays, including the underwater walkthrough tunnel and attend educational talks. You might even have the chance to feed some of the animals! Get up close and personal with coral reef fish during the feeding talks and keep your eyes peeled for brightly-coloured reef fish and other interesting creatures.

Discover a rich variety of aquatic life, from starfish to stingrays and black tip reef sharks. With over 30 naturally themed displays, Blue Reef Aquarium is a fascinating destination that will leave you in awe.


Accessibility Information

The aquarium does not have its own parking but there is plenty of on-street parking and a public car park to the side of the aquarium. there are 3 dedicated disabled spaces at the far end of the car park.

Access to the aquarium is level.

There are ramps throughout the venue

Accessible toilets within the venue

Blue Reef Aquarium operates the standard admission policy that any paying visitor, standard, junior, or concession with special needs can be accompanied by one carer free of charge.

A visitor under 3 years old with a carer would purchase a junior admission ticket with the carer admitted free of charge.

Evidence required – 

  • Disability Living Allowance or Attendee Allowance aware letter (dated within the last 12 months),
  • Personal Independent Payment letter (dated within the last 12 months),
  • A letter from GP or Consultant (dated within the last 12 months) confirming the need for a full time carer.

This venue has a disabled toilet equipped with the following:

  • Lowered Wash Basin
  • Handrails to the side of the toilet and the wash basin
  • Disposal facilities
  • Emergency pull cord
Changing Place

The closest changing place is the D-day Museum Car Park Public Toilets

This changing place is roughly 260M from the venue a 5-minute walk

More information and directions can be found here

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Last Entry
1 hour before attraction closes


Standard £14.00 (aged 13+) 
Junior £11.00 (up to 12 years) 
Concession £13.00 (aged 65+ or student)
Toddler Free (under 3 years) 
Family £48.00 (2 Standards & 2 Juniors) 


Clarence Esplanade, Southsea,
PO5 3PB,

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