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Chesil Beach Visitor Centre

Closes in 13 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Magnificent

I'd wanted to be able to say I'd been to Chesil beach having driven past a few times going to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jameshJ3552EO
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Learn something new every day

Great place to pop in free which is always great , lot of interesting facts toilets are clean nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lammy1964
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Gloucestershire, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beach Road, DT4 9XE, England
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+44 1305 206191
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd wanted to be able to say I'd been to Chesil beach having driven past a few times going to Portland. The visitor Centre is well worth stopping at with young children. The exhibits are extraordinary. The stories and displays are very well done and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jameshJ3552EO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to pop in free which is always great , lot of interesting facts toilets are clean nice little cafe on site .walked up onto the pebble beach was wired under the foot we sat down not uncomfortable either .We enjoyed ourselves .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lammy1964
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We called in on a blusty febuary day with the kids. Anything free has got to be good and my little ones enjoyed it but i think they could do with a few moe exhibts

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Well laid out, very informative and easily understood. Very pleasant cafe and super clean toilets. Very impressed indeed

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zandra K
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Plentiful, useful information and great for kids too. Lovely gift shop. Access to Chesil Beach with its stunning views

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoyCox
Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Thank you Joy and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 25, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 523robd
Reviewed October 4, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank June R
Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

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

Reviewed September 24, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sweets51
Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you Sweets for the review

Reviewed September 11, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chrissieb94
Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

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

Reviewed September 6, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Patrick_Jefferies, Volunteer at Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

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

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