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Chesil Beach Visitor Centre

Beach Road, DT4 9XE, England
+44 1305 206191
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Great place

Lovely little centre. Easy stop off to visit Chesil Beach. We were visiting with our two young... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fionajane23
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London
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Great place to visit

Was very impressed with the visitor centre, very informative, car park and cafe. Ice creams were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rachelnicholls
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Family-Friendly Visitor centre with information about Chesil Beach and its wildlife. Bird watching, views under the sea, gifts, boardwalk to the beach and lots more... The centre is run by friendly, knowledgeable, local volunteers and is open 7 days a week, from 10am-4pm before Easter and 10am-5pm after Easter. The Fine Foundation Centre is halfway along the causeway between Weymouth ans Portland on the A354 (Portland Beach road - DT4 9XE) There is a pay and display council owned carpark. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR THE DWT CENTRE AND NOT THE TASTE CAFE.
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“fleet lagoon” (5 reviews)
“car park” (18 reviews)
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Beach Road, DT4 9XE, England
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+44 1305 206191
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"fleet lagoon"
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"car park"
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"clean toilets"
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"cakes"
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"boat trip"
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"watch the birds"
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"art exhibition"
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"viewing area"
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"lunch stop"
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"same building"
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"all ages"
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"plenty of parking space"
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"local wildlife"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely little centre. Easy stop off to visit Chesil Beach. We were visiting with our two young children age 4 and 2 so didn’t want to go on a long trek. We paid £2 to park for two hours, visited the information centre which is...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was very impressed with the visitor centre, very informative, car park and cafe. Ice creams were nice maybe a bit expensive. Everything was clean, okay price to park and we loved all the pebbles on the beach of different colours, very interesting. This is not...More

Thank rachelnicholls
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For all kinds of information about Chesil Beach, it's a must visit. From the science and geology to upcoming local events, its all here. However, there's one error in my opinion as an amateur. Chesil Beach is not a tombola but a raised beach that...More

Thank Derek P
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Very pleasant staff on hand which were very helpful and answered our query. Plenty of information leaflets n hand and information boards about the coast

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I regularly stop in whilst cycling in the Weymouth & Portland area. The cafe is good and one can get useful info about Chesil Beach which is a very important site for nature and geomorphology

Thank David_Cambridge_UK
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This place is informative. Good information on the wild life. Would like to hear more about the Roman occupation of chesil beach.

Thank fleckhunter
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Very interesting little Centre giving lots of info about local wildlife and the history of the area over the years and wwII where the bouncin* bomb of da busters fame was tested in the fleet

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

It's a great visitor centre, with a cafe attached (quite expensive) - & at the side, lovely clean loos. The beach is just pebbles, & we gave up trying to get over the top of it, as our dogs struggled, as did we!

Thank Beachside96
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Visitor Centre is ideally located on Chesil Beach offering a welcome refuge from inclement weather and lovely fresh, healthy refreshments after a walk along the beach. There is a gift shop selling educational mementos for the budding young geologists and sealife enthusiasts. There is...More

Thank Refinoj
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in the visitor centre after an hour boat trip. Modern clean space with a few interesting things for young children to do (make their own sea creature from plastine, colouring, information on local wildlife, etc). We had a nice meal, which was quickly delivered...More

Thank BrummyMummy101
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