Marine Weeks 2019

Archie rockpooling at Kimmeridge © Futerra

Marine Weeks for 2019 starts on 27th July - 11th August, and to celebrate our wonderful seas, Dorset Wildlife Trust is running lots of great events to help you explore the seashore on your doorstep at our Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre and the Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre! Read on to find out more...

The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge 

The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, with interactive displays & aquaria, provides a fascinating and innovative source of information, encouraging all ages to explore the bay, its ledges and rockpools.

Kimmeridge Bay extends along a beautiful stretch of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, with splendid views from grassy cliff tops & underwater nature including the underwater snorkel trail. 

Events coming up: 

13th July - 28th July - Summer art exhibition at the Wild Seas Centre 

27th July - Kimmeridge Dolphin Watch 

29th July - Arty Ocean Activities 

1st August - Your Blue Backyard 

3rd August - Rockpool Ramble at Kimmeridg

5th August - Eco Crabbing: how to catch and handle crabs without harming them

7th August - Science by the Sea 

The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Portland 

A walk up the beach reveals stunning sea views and a panorama including Portland and the Fleet Lagoon. A boardwalk next to the Centre allows easy access to the beach. In the Centre enjoy an underwater camera and a bird watching window with binoculars to see the array of birdlife that visit the mudflats and find out about how the beach was formed.  Enjoy refreshments in the Taste Cafe. 

Upcoming Events: 

30th July - Shark School 

2nd August - Seashore Safari on the Fleet Lagoon

6th August-  Seashore superheroes 

8th August - Fleet Explorer Boat Trip (find out more about the Fleet Explorer here

11th August - Wild About Chesil