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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 to visit Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) and other attractions in Weymouth using our Weymouth itinerary maker.
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  • Kids simply loved it. Ample parking and great scenery from the beach. Get the kids fossil hunting. Not going to be very easy with pushchairs or wheelchairs. Café at the car park for food and snacks , ...  more »
  • Cohesion beach is an amazing place to watch people on the water, whether that be sailing or wind surfing it's a great place to enjoy the view.  more »
  • Living relatively close to the beach, 20 minutes drive, this has been our favourite for many years especially off season. Although that said it is so vast it never gets crowded if your are prepared to...  more »