Stormy Strandline Detectives

Eggcase hunt © Georgia Small

Stormy Strandline Detectives

Walk along Chesil Beach and hunt the strandline for wildlife treasure washed in from the sea.

Event details


11:00am - 12:30pm
A static map of Stormy Strandline Detectives

About the event

One of the best times to walk along the beach is during the autumn and winter, to see what treasures have washed in after the storms. This is a great way to find out what lives in the deeper water as you look for rare pink sea fans, shark egg cases and who knows what else you may find? 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Phone number

01305 206191


£5 per adult, £3 per child.

Additional booking information

Booking is essential. Please call the Chesil Beach Centre on 01305 206191 to book.

At this difficult time, we want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to protect your health, our visitors and our colleagues. This is always our top priority and will continue to be so.

What you can expect from us:
All activities are currently only taking place outside.
Booking is essential, as there are limited spaces.
Bookings can only be made up to, and including, the day before an event. We are unable to take any bookings on the day.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by a member of our team outside.
There will be a health and safety talk at the beginning of the activity which will cover the event and current covid-19 safety information.
Face coverings are not required outside but may be worn if preferred.
There are one-way systems in place inside the centre.
There are handwashing facilities in the public toilets, and we recommend that you bring your own hand sanitiser (at least 60% alcohol) for regular use.
If we provide equipment, it will be cleaned down before and after use with virucidal spray.
Any bookings are based on current government advice and may be subject to change.

What we ask of you:
If you, a member of your family or group has any covid-19 symptoms including a cough, cold, temperature or have experienced an unexplained loss or change in sense of taste or smell please ensure they stay home and follow the government guidelines on self-isolation.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, so that you can pay, and we can book you in.
On the day, one member of your group will need to sign in using the NHS test and trace app.
Only one person from a family or group comes inside the centre to pay before the activity starts. We can only accept card payments.
Please wear face coverings inside the centre.
Please be mindful of others' space.
Children must be accompanied at all times.
As spaces are limited, if you are booked onto an event, please inform us as soon as possible if you are not able to attend so that we can offer your place to somebody else. This helps us invest more in local wildlife conservation.
Participants are advised not to touch their face, eyes, and mouth during the activity.
Wash your hands after the event and especially before eating.
Please take any litter back with you to recycle or dispose of it in a bin.

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe!

Know before you go


Please keep dogs on leads around the edge of the Fleet Lagoon and on the sandflats where birds are resting and feeding.

What to bring

Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Parking information

There is a Dorset Council pay and display car park on site (postcode DT4 9XE).


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities