iCoast was first developed at part of Dorset Coast Forum’s C-SCOPE (Combining Sea and Coastal Planning in Europe) project. Now iCoast has been revamped through Dorset Coast Forum’s ‘Dorset Coastal Connections’ project, a £5.6 million project funded by The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s Coastal Community Fund.

iCoast was originally produced by Dorset Coast Forum, working closely with OceanWise and One Bright Space. As part of the recent updates, Resort Marketing have also joined the team!


Thank you to the following individuals and organisations for generously providing photos to be used on this website; Alison Bessell, Dorset Adventures, Dorset Seasearch, The DORIS project, East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club, Fiona Ravenscroft, Gordon Bird, Gordon Le Pard, Helen McNee, Kathryn Dawson, Marcus Nixon, Mark Simons, Matt Doggett, Mike Markey, Peter Moore, Peter Szekely, Peter Tinsley, Poole Tourism, Richard Edmonds, Weymouth Library and The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Team.

Our thanks to the following organisations that have kindly provided data for iCoast: BCP Council, Dorset Council, Sustrans, The Good Beach Guide courtesy of The Marine Conservation Society and The Royal Yachting Association.

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