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Charlie’s Day Out

Charlie the Clownfish enjoys a round of golf (1087x1400)A two-metre-tall clownfish has been enjoying a day out at the seaside in Hastings.
The giant orange and white fish spent time walking on the beach before visiting the nearby play area and trying his hand – or should that be fin – a crazy golf.
The massive mascot is the cuddly costume character from Blue Reef Aquarium and he took time out from entertaining visitors to explore the town’s many other beachside attractions.
“It’s not every day that you spot a two-metre-tall clownfish wandering around on the beach and I’m not entirely sure what passing motorists made of Charlie’s day out but he certainly seemed to make quite an impression on the youngsters he met during his tour,” said Blue Reef’s Leanna Lawson.
“Hastings has got so much to offer visitors to the area and it was a great opportunity for both Charlie and his helper to get out and about and sample it for themselves,” she added.
Hastings’ Blue Reef Aquarium offers visitors a dazzling undersea safari through the oceans of the world.
From the hidden world of UK waters, Blue Reef transports visitors to the spectacular ‘underwater gardens’ of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters – home to everything from seahorses and puffer fish to living corals and tropical sharks.
The centrepiece of the aquarium is the spectacular coral reef housed within a gigantic ocean display with its underwater walkthrough tunnel.
More than 40 other naturally-themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep from crabs and lobsters to the amazing octopus.
• Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW. Open daily from 10am. For more information call 01424 718776 or visit
Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information please contact Leanna Lawson on 01424 718776.

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