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Chesil Beach Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Lovely and friendly little centre

It's a perfect place to park for the gorgeous Chesil beach. Parking costs are reasonable. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob D
via mobile
Great place and good food

Stopped here after a visit to Portland. The Visitor Centre has some good displays and information... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
June R
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Yeovil, 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...more
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Beach Road, DT4 9XE, England
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+44 1305 206191
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All reviews fleet lagoon car park excellent cafe cakes clean toilets boat trip watch the birds parking costs art exhibition lunch stop same building well worth a visit plenty of parking space pleasant staff viewing area local wildlife world heritage site
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a perfect place to park for the gorgeous Chesil beach. Parking costs are reasonable. There is a lot of info about the beach history and wildlife. The shop is run by friendly wildlife Trust volunteers with a few activities. Nice little coffee shop as...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after a visit to Portland. The Visitor Centre has some good displays and information about Chesil beach with a small shop. Shop staff very helpful and knowledgeable. The cafe serves some good food. I had some delicious carrot and coriander soup (as I...More

Thank June R
Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review June we are very pleased you enjoyed the centre.

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Just stopped for a cup of tea, they could have done with some cookies, but superb view of all the birds flying over the beach and a little shop to buy some gemstones or a fossil or two.

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Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sweets for the review

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Chesil Beach has a lot of history providing much to learn and the best way to learn is to have a go yourself. Many of the displays and attractions tell you to touch/look/listen. There are many events and activities that you can book to attend....More

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Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Chrissie, Many thanks for a lovely review and so glad you found the centre this attractive and informative. Patricl

Reviewed 6 September 2018

We popped in on our way home from the area, just to show the children the beach. The centre is fabulous - very modest but with absolutely tonnes of information and lots of interactivity, for all ages. Somebody has given it a great deal of...More

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Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your review and I am so pleased you stop by the centre and enjoyed you experience. Patrick

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We stopped here on a recent walk from Weymouth to Portland. Had a walk along chesil beach, then went in the cafe for a toasted tea cake and amaretto latte, very enjoyable, also good toilet facilities, most welcome before completing our walk to Portland.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We found this lovely place on our first day of our holiday to Chesil Vista Holiday Park. It was pouring down with rain & we put on our raincoats & thankfully went for a walk & found the centre. My 6 year old granddaughter loved...More

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Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Diane, So pleased you enjoyed your visit and even in the rain the centre provides, hope you return on a warm, dry day and maybe take in a guided walk or bring the grandaughter to an event or two. Patrick

Reviewed 18 August 2018

This place is well worth a visit although it can be a bit tricky climbing the bank as it is all pebbles. From the pics i looked at and from a distance it looks like a sandbank but it is all pebbles. Went onto Portland...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 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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Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Fionajane23, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for a wonderful review. all the best Patrick

Reviewed 14 August 2018 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

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