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180 BILLION PEBBLES STRETCHING FOR EIGHTEEN MILES - SO WHO COUNTED THEM, AND WHEN?

Chesil Bank, one of the most remarkable land forms to be seen anywhere along Dorset's world-famous... read more

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Simon K
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
A must see

We’ve visited Dorset many times but had never made it to Chesil Beach before. I didn’t have any... read more

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Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Reviewed today

Chesil Bank, one of the most remarkable land forms to be seen anywhere along Dorset's world-famous "Jurassic Coast", is a long, narrow shingle spit which stretches in a gentle arc for nearly twenty miles, effectively "tethering" the so-called Isle of Portland to mainland England. Correctly...More

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We’ve visited Dorset many times but had never made it to Chesil Beach before. I didn’t have any expectations in advance and it was stunning. A huge bank of stones, like a giant sand dune, that stretches as far as the eye can see with...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

a fascinating geological treasure. We started walking along it from the Abbotsbury end - it's hard walking so don't expect to walk the whole 18 miles! Look at the hundreds of fishermen along the shore - they come from all over inc abroad to fish...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chesil Beach is approx 18miles long. Running from West Bay to Portland (Weymouth) Have walked various sections over the years. Today’s visit though was via the charming village of Abbotsbury. You can walk from the village to the beach or there is a small car...More

1  Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from the car park is vigorous, but not far. It is hard to get good traction going uphill with the pebbles, but you do make progress. Take a break now and then if you have to, but the top of the pebbles offers...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will get fantastic veiws while you walk along the beach. You will need to wear very sturdy walking shoes as this area can get slippery.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off to traipse up the pebble mound that separates the sea from the “Fleet” & the place was full of sea birds (& annoyingly dog walkers despite the signs! ) . Reach the top & stare for miles at the Chesil mound as fades...More

1  Thank Wellitsmytake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed nearby recently and loved it here. Very beautiful scenery and a great place to go for a long bracing walk if you can manage the shingle going uphill! Plenty of parking and lots of places to eat nearby. Can recommend and will go...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a stretch of beach this is, you cannot really get a feel of how deep the stones are unless you walk the bank of stones, , it shelves so deeply, well worth a visit

1  Thank exglobalagent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked up and along Chesil Beach on a very windy day. The sea was crashing down on the stones and it looked magnificent. The banks of stones go on and on out of sight and what a journey all those years ago. We went...More

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Colette M
September 20, 2017|
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Response from letseatcake | Reviewed this property |
I'm honestly not sure. Your best bet would be to check the website. It's a National Trust area so there will be a phone line.
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Malcolm t
September 15, 2017|
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Response from Macchaz | Reviewed this property |
We only saw the part of it on the Isle of Portland, running alongside the road which is the the causeway to the island - it but we understand it extends nearly to Lyme Regis, and we did not explore enough of Portland to... More
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Donna D
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Response from Marph | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late reply but agree with Gregory
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