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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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  • This is one of the wonders of Britain. You can walk along it and the views are mind blowing. Drive up to Portland heights and look along the beach, wow! If you want to know more try the visitors cente...  more »
  • Beach was very clean and vast. However the cafe and toilets were closed which seemed daft as it was school half term and it was very busy. Still worth a visit though!  more »
  • If you get the chance do drive by if leaving weymouth. Going to portland market on the bus via weymouth will also give yoo a view. Spectacular.  more »

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