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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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  • It was wonderful to see the beautiful cliffs and marvel at the geology as I stumbled over the pebbles in my leather boots. Note to self - always wear sensible clothes. Easy access from a huge car park...  more »
  • Quite a unique place, lovely to visit on hot sunny days and even better when a bit stormy, but be careful :-) 
  • Anyone that visits Dorset must visit Chesil beach. It leave you wishing you could live here. The end