Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach), Weymouth
Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Excellent opportunity for several walks in either direction, but wrap up well as wind can be very keen.
The activity centre was very interesting, but the cafe was a bit pricey (£13 for 2 coffees, 2 pieces of cake and a soft drink). It was clean and the staff were very helpful. Note of caution - the toil... read more »
Visited 6/10/2016 pm. Easterly wind blowing and fishing competition just finished. (Not much appeared to have been caught) Spectacular sights looking west along the bank and the "Fleet" (the water in ... read more »
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