An Experienced Team
An Experienced Team
with a wealth of animal knowledge
Impressive Animal List
Impressive Animal List
We stock some very rare species - Our list is always changing
A Comprehensive Range of Services
A Comprehensive Range of Services
Help and advice in addition to a huge range of services

The North East’s Most Popular Reptile Shop

Coast to Coast Exotics is the longest established exotic animal  and reptile shop in the North East, and one of only a handful that have traded for three decades in the UK. It has a reputation that can only be earned over a long period of time!

We are all enthusiasts like yourself and love to share our knowledge and expertise. But beware, our enthusiasm is infectious! We can help you, no matter what your level within the hobby.

Coast to Coast Exotics offers the largest selection of exotic animals in the UK with unusual and infrequently seen for sale species our speciality. At any one time we have over 500 reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and other exotic animals for sale.

We stock a huge array of equipment including all the major brands, including ProRep, Lucky Reptile, Microclimate, Arcadia, Zoo Med, Komodo and WhitePython – along with more unique hard to find brands such as Pangea and Repashy.

We Know Our Animals

Care Sheets
Information Guides

“True” Tomato frogs

Philippine Leaf Insect

Fire Skinks – Lepidothyris fernandi

Ridleys Beauty snake – Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi

Wild Caught Animals


Northern Pine snakes (Pitouphis melanoleucus)

Elegant gecko (Stenodactylus sthenodactylus)

Leipzig Zoo

Photography at Coast to Coast Exotics

Top Tips – June 2019

Keeping Dice snakes (Natrix tessellata)

Keeping a very unusual salamander species – the Siren

Looking after livefood in the summer months.

Arcadia LampGuardPro

Speke’s Hingeback tortoises (Kinixys spekii)

Repashy Cherry Bomb

Emerald Swifts (Sceloporus malachitus)

Aquarium of Genoa

Burgers Zoo – Netherlands

Taiwan beauty snakes – Orthriophis taeniura friesei

Fan Foot Geckos – Ptyodactylus guttatus

Natural Terraria Department

Reptile Egg Incubation

Trip to Australia – Northern territory, Darwin and Kakadu National Park

Tortoise Diets

T5 or T8? Which is better?

Care Of Morroccan Eyed Lizards

Care of Livefood in Cold Weather

Australian Outback

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Our role in helping the future reptile keepers – our fitment of vivaria at Myerscough Croxteth College

Animal Information Guides

Animal Information Guides

Hardware Information Guides

Hardware Information Guides

Chelonia Care Sheets

Chelonia Care Sheets

Lizard Care Sheets

Lizard Care Sheets

Snake Care Sheets

Snake Care Sheets

Amphibian Care Sheets

Amphibian Care Sheets

Why Coast To Coast?

Team Experience
Reptile keepers for over 50 Years! Here at Coast to Coast Exotics we live and breathe exotic anim...
Animal List
Our impressive, constantly changing animal list features some extremely exotic animals.
Lifetime of Help and Advice
Always here to help! Coast to Coast Exotics is the longest established exotic animal shop in th...
Wide Selection of Products
We stock everything you need! We stock a huge array of equipment, probably the largest selectio...
Comprehensive Range of Services
Reptile Boarding Our boarding facility is fully licensed and insured against theft. Our vivariums...

Coast To Coast By Numbers

The Coast To Coast Era (years)
Combined Years of Experience in Store
Number of products in stock
Minimum number of animals in store

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What our customers say


Such a great friendly atmosphere to the store. All of the staff are very knowledgeable and informative. They provide such a wide range of exotic pets. I highly recommend this store!!


Fantastic reptile shop. Probably the best and most varied selection of species I've seen in any reptile shop in the UK.


You can tell they love what they do as they are constantly researching and looking into the best equipment and supplies.


The staff are superb and always willing to help. They provide excellent advice on all aspects from husbandry to diet to animal health. Keep up the good work C2C!

Contact Us

  • Contact Details

  • Address: 124 North Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2EJ
  • Phone: +44 (0)1325 283756
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