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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 follow how far past the first township it extends into the isle.