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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  • August 20, 2017
    Visited the beach/bank as part of The South West Coastal Path. This is a beautiful part of the country with awesome views to the abyss.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    This is a very special natural environment and I can see why it is a world heritage site. Just walking along the beach is fascinating due to all of the different types of stones. It is so tranquil and...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Chesil beach is a natural and totally awesome phenomenon. We parked at the visitor centre (pay for parking and good cafe with good ice cream) and sat on the beach for fish and chips (from Daniels). It...  more »

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