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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)

Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
+44 1305 206191
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Pebbles

This is a unique natural site. It's impossible to walk fast on the pebbles. Great views at all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pjl29
via mobile
We can forget what's on our own doorstep

As you drive along the Coast Road from West Bay to Abbotsbury you get a wonderful view of Chesil... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GeoffNicholas
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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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“portland end” (30 reviews)
“natural wonder” (22 reviews)
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Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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+44 1305 206191
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a unique natural site. It's impossible to walk fast on the pebbles. Great views at all times and enjoyable in the late winter light.

Thank pjl29
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you drive along the Coast Road from West Bay to Abbotsbury you get a wonderful view of Chesil Beach, with Portland in the background. There are various places to pull over to properly take in the view. And you really should do so. If...More

Thank GeoffNicholas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never walked the shingle here and will be close by then do make the effort, it is remarkable. Ideally after lunch at the Crab House Cafe.We have enjoyed picnics here in this atmospheric location. You can imagine the power of the sea...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A memorable pebble beach. I would recommend going across to Portland at the pub which is actually on the pebble beach approx 200 yards from the causeway exit. The setting is fantastic and the sound of the pebbles being washed up and then running back...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Chesil Beach and Portland should be on your bucket list when visiting southern Dorset. It's scale and size is amazing to behold. Climbing the rising pebbled bank of the beach and the view at the crest is not to be missed...

Thank Barny B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chesil beach the pictures and stories including this one do not do it justice . It's utterly massive in height and length . God knows how many pebbles are on the beach ( bet he needs to check) take a visit take a picnic to...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No matter the weather Chesil beach provides wonderful sea views from the beach but spectacular from the top of Portland and on the opposite side along the Jurassic coast road towards Bridport. A few good cafes and pubs on the Portland side and a few...More

1  Thank Arnoldbenni
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We booked a boat trip that took us down this beach. The guide was brilliant and explained the history, the fish, the nature reserve for birds. The boat had a glass bottom and is open sided so you do need good weather. The boat can...More

1  Thank incyLondon
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Chesil Beach is a must see for anybody visiting the area. It is 18 plus miles of untouched coastline stretching from West Bay in the west to Portland in the east. On a calm day the sea can be mirror like and mystical with the...More

2  Thank Jem D
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Anywhere along this stretch of coast is magnificent, Take the coast road to Weymouth through Burton Bradstock and there are so many places to stop and get down to the beach for the most fantastic walks, Just been this morning, frosty but clear and sunny...More

1  Thank volvos80
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Colette M
20 September 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
15 September 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
29 September 2016|
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Response from Marph | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late reply but agree with Gregory
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