Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach), Weymouth

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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) is one of the most beautiful sites to explore in Dorset, where you can experience a picturesque English coastline. This stretch along the water is covered in pebbles, and although the weather can become quite stormy, some tourists say this is the best time to visit. For much of its length, the beach is separated from the mainland by an area of saline water called the Fleet Lagoon. You can also stroll to the eastern end of the beach to find the village of Chiswell. Here, against the cliffs of the Isle of Portland, stop to check out the small shops and cafes. The beach is also part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the location for a 2007 novel, "On Chesil Beach" by Ian McEwan. Arrange your visit to Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Weymouth using our Weymouth vacation planning app .
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  • Stopped for a walk in a snow blizzard! Could barely stand up due to the strength of the wind! But it really added to the drama & beauty. Crashy waves & stunning views on an abandoned beach. We didn’t ...  more »
  • Always a fantastic view of this natural phenomenon. Lots of good walks, several other places to explore like the Abbotsbury Swannery, Tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury's shops and tearooms, etc.. Vista bes...  more »
  • Pity this visitor centre is mediocre. Having said that, there are some interesting exhibits (e.g. the live images from under the water) and access to Chesil bank. The cafe is mediocre and you have to ...  more »
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