Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach is a natural wonder ­ - a bank of 180 billion pebbles stretching for 18 miles along the Dorset Coast.  Trapped behind this pebble bank is the Fleet - one of the most wildlife-rich lagoons in the country.

Discover all about the beach and its wildlife at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre.  

Centre opening hours:

Christmas opening

Open 7 days a week (except 23rd, 24th and 25th December 2016)

The gift shop and information desk will be closed from midday on 22nd December to 27th December inclusive. 

Taste café will be operating as normal during this period.

Merry Christmas from the Chesil Team!

Summer opening hours 10 am - 5 pm (Easter Holidays - 1st November 2016)

Winter opening hours 10 am - 4 pm (2nd November 2016 until start of Easter 2017)

Taste* Cafe

The Taste* Café @ Chesil serve a selection of hot and cold food, snacks and great coffee.  Open from 10am daily. 

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Chesil Beach Centre © Marc Smith

Chesil Beach Centre © Marc Smith



Tel: 01305 206191


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Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Beach Road, Portland, Dorset. DT4 9XE


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