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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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  • Chesil Beach, is an amazing place to walk along, the views are wonderful, it was March so cold and blustery but at it's best with the sea & wind in all it's glory, just dress warm and enjoy the experi...  more »
  • Fabulous stretch of beach on the Jurassic coast. Not sand but pebbles. Always a pleasure any time of year. You can walk for miles  more »
  • I just had a quick look at Chesil Beach from top of a view point . Was kindly allowed to park in a pub at the end of Coastguard rd because you cannot drive down any further. Walked for about 20 mins ,...  more »