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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)

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Address: Portland Beach Rd | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Chesil beach

Love Chesil beach . I was born in Weymouth & lived on Portland so spent lot of time on this beach a must place to visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A natural bank across to Portland. Interesting history behind it. Boating and paddling from the bank.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Love Chesil beach . I was born in Weymouth & lived on Portland so spent lot of time on this beach a must place to visit

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Incredible. Literally. Without visiting this beach / bank, you won't believe it exists. Quite how many pebbles there are there is beyond me, and it makes for an incredible site. It's nice for a picnic as well; you're sitting on pebbles true, but it's comfy enough, and beats the usual beach picnic with sand in every sandwich! I plan to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well what can I say what a beautiful and fantastic beach this is. If you are in the area you must see it. It was really out of this world I had heard the stories about the pebbles but I was still amazed when I seen it for myself. Unfortunately my visit was for about half an hour so I... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It is possible to see the whole 18 miles of the amazing Chesil beach from the top of Portland. It is a spectacular sight extending all the way west. At Portland the stones aré about the size of oranges but get smaller as you head towards Burton Bradstock. Not a swimming beach but offers great fishing. Amazing place to visit... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The view of Chesil Beach as you drive down from Portland is breath taking. The sunset viewed from the nice beach top pub where the Aussie yatch team made camp for the Olympics is a must as is the local food and refreshing beer (I am back there as I pen this short review). Don't forget to drive out to... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful to look at from Portland heights and stunning to walk on. Lovely stones and a great visitors centre with glass bottom boat ride in the fleet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is absolutely breathtaking both from above and below. It stretches for about 30 kms and on one side there is Fleet Lagoon which was used to try out the bouncing bombs of WWII. There is so much history connected to the beach, some great eateries close by and the Swannery not far away.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just got to be the place if u like a rod and line to catch u breakfast mackerel a plenty if u get the tide and time right. Remember it's called fishing not catching.!!

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lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spend a week camping next to the lagoon at Chesil beach. As part of the holiday we walked on it at many different points from Portland to West bay (very nice). Its a unique place and a world heritage site. It is not a typical sandy beach by the sea. The visitor centre is ok, but drive further westwards... More 

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