eight miles long, the Fleet is the largest tidal lagoon in the UK. Visitors can
enjoy an amazing bird spectacle in mid summer at the swannery at its western end.
area also features one of nature's geological wonders - Chesil Beach.
Take a trip to our lakes, lagoons and rivers where you're
guaranteed to find some extraordinary wildlife.
- Go Badger and Otter spotting in Scotland or get close
to cygnets on a Swan Safari in Dorset.
and Fleet Lagoon - Visitor Guide
New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, near Weymouth, Dorset.
- 01305 871858
Fleet Observer boat trips - 01305 759692
Bank and the Fleet Nature Reserve - 01305 760579
map: ||Multimap of Chesil
and Fleet area|
reference: SY679788 |
Chesil Beach geology.
for great close up shots of the Swans.|
- cygnets are born from late Spring through to early summer. The best time to
visit is between mid-May to late June when hundreds of cygnets hatch from eggs
in nests near the pathways. There are also mass Swan feeding sessions daily.
on the Fleet Observer glass bottom
boats set off from Wyke Regis - just before you cross the bridge to the Isle
The Fleet Observer sails daily, weather permitting,
from Easter to end October. The trips are run approx six times daily at 9.30am,
10.45am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm. An additional trip takes place at
5.30pm in August. The boat trips last one hour. Speciality trips can also be run.
dogs permitted at the Swannery. |
Access: All paths at the Swannery are accessible by wheelchair. Also some wheelchairs
available on loan free of charge. Disabled toilets by the car park and in the
By car: Abbotsbury is located in Dorset. Leave the A35 at Winterborne Abbas
west of Dorchester. Abbotsbury lies on the B3157 road between Weymouth and Bridport.
Look out for the signposts to the Swannery on entering the village.
bus: The X53 Coast Bus service runs regularly through Abbotsbury.
Free parking for cars and coaches.
Fllet Observer boat trips: boats
leave from the jetty by the Oyster Farm and Restaurant on Ferrymans's Way in Wyke
daily between 17th March to 28th October, 10.00am to 5.00/6.00pm.
charge to swannery: Adults £8; Children £5: Students and OAPS £5.
Group rates available.|
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