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Chesil Beach Visitor Centre

Chesil Beach Centre Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | DT4 9XE, DT4 9XE, England
+44 1305 206191
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See if you can guess how many pebbles?😀

A group of us twirlies went for a super day out on a rather cold and blustery day. The visitor... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Somerton, United Kingdom
Drinking it in.

We stopped here to walk on Chesil beach and have a coffee - whilst not the cheapest eatery it... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Mansfield, 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” (17 reviews)
“boat trip” (3 reviews)
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Chesil Beach Centre Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | DT4 9XE, DT4 9XE, England
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A group of us twirlies went for a super day out on a rather cold and blustery day. The visitor centre offers the use of a private room for groups where we were served a lovely cup of tea/coffee and very tasty cakes. We were...More

Thank Jools7678
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stopped here to walk on Chesil beach and have a coffee - whilst not the cheapest eatery it certainly has some of the best views in the area. Big picture windows overlook the Fleet lagoon and beach and there are even binoculars in the...More

Thank netsyp
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here and ended up having meal. Really nice food and friendly service. Huge windows overlooking fleet fantastic and easy access straight onto the bank/beach. Did get noisy with one group so if a busy day, perhaps if they have school visits, can believe...More

Thank Noodlebunny
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Gift shop is super expensive, but the little activities they've got there are great for kids. We stopped off here to use the toilets on our way up to Portland Bill

Thank Dacuth
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I stopped on my way back into Weymouth after a cycle around Portland. I was interested to see what they had on display and to take a walk up onto the famous Chesil Beach itself. It is also a small cafe with a nature viewing...More

Thank DebraT957
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited here for rest after an 8 mile walk along the coast. A little pricey and the tea wasn't proper tea!! Some interesting information to read but short on souvenirs.

Thank DMC120gt
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Nice little visitors centre immediately adjacent to the start of the Fleet, providing easy access to Chesil Beach. The car park isn't free, but is comparable to the rest of the payable car parks on Portland. In the same building as the centre is the...More

Thank PoliteEngineer
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Great displays and volunteers on hand to answer questions. Worth a stop in to learn more about the UNESCO Chesil Beach.

Thank HannahChivrall
Emily B, General Manager at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you we are pleased that you found it informative.

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It is probably 55 years or so since I was last here. My wife and I came to this world heritage site visitor centre to get some refreshment before climbing the shingle beach. The centre is well set up and has a good little cafe...More

3  Thank gerry h
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Beautifully done -we only stopped for a quick look and ice creams but I would imagine it is nice for lunch. A huge car park and great for access onto Chesil Bank.

Thank Abby1005
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