About Us

Southwest Marines was formed in 2004 and has since steadily grown to become one of the leading marine aquarium specialist shops in the UK.

We are situated on the outskirts of Bristol with easy access from the M5, M4, and M48 and we have our own large and free car park.

We have worked hard over the years to build good and lasting relationships with all the major suppliers and therefore stock a great range of tried and trusted dry goods.  We also endeavour to offer a price match guarantee so please feel free to call us with any requirements.

We stock a huge (400+) variety of soft and hard coral from £5 frags to the really rare and unusual. This is due to our constant supply of stock.  We have 3-4 deliveries a week so there are always plenty of choice.



We also have a dedicated invertebrate system housing a wide variety of clean up crew – snails, shrimps, crabs, urchins and starfish,  plus lots of the more interesting and the unusual critters you would not usually see in other shops.

Southwest Marines has a 1700 litre dedicated fish system in which we house a variety of reef safe and ‘fish only’ fish.  We are on hand to advise and help with your choice of livestock to create a stress free and happy environment for all inhabitants.

We also stock a large range of ceramic and cured live rock and can advise on the benefits of all forms available.

At Southwest Marines, we specialise in the design, supply, and install of custom marine aquarium systems,  from the very small to the very large.

We have designed, installed and advised on many award-winning aquariums around the country and we also offer a full maintenance service and holiday cover if required.