The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre

Beach Road
Portland DT4 9XE

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Telephone: 01305 206191


Opening times

Easter - end September

Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm

End September - Easter

Daily 10:00am – 4:00pm

The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Photo: Vicky Ashby

At The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, you can learn more about the formation of this huge barrier beach and the rich wildlife and history associated with it. There is a bridge from the Centre across the Fleet Lagoon to the great beach. The ‘Fleet Observer’ runs daily boat trips on the Fleet Lagoon in the summer months, weather permitting. Find out more about the Fleet Observer.

The Chesil Beach Centre is run by Dorset Wildlife Trust with the help of local volunteers. The car park is pay and display. The café inside serves high quality locally sourced food.