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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)

Portland Beach Rd | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Weymouth
Type: Beaches
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Llanharan, Wales
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A remarkable example of nature's stupendous power, the 18 mile long shingle beach and lagoon produced by storms thousands of year ago. Another reminder that climate change is not exactly new. It is a crunching short walk from the visitors centre over the shingle to the sea and the long views towards Abbotsbury. The new centre has interesting displays and... More

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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Chesil beach is one of the natural wonders of the world, in my view.In good or rough weather it is a wonderful place to stand and gaze in sheer wonderment at nature in all it's glory! A top fishing spot too and swimming in the summer months.Stunning scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Beaches, Clear Emerlerd green water. Cafe at Chesil Beach was wonderful. I dont get pleased by food that easily, however Mashorrom on Toast (light lunch) was excellent. 10 out of 10.

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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A brilliant interactive and informative exhibition about Chesil beach past and present - spent ages looking and enjoying the exhibits, involvement for youngsters too

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a lovely day we had in the beach! Spent my special day there with family and friends and had a simple picnic. The place was so amazing and the boys and kids had a nice experience mackerel fishing. It was really really lovely.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Chesil beach is steeped in history and interest, from natural history to war history, Chesil seems to have it al. The magnificence of the view is only matched by the sinisterness of the wave return barricades some 30 above sea level, wow! Look on Youtube and sea how this stunning pebble beach can transform itself from singular beauty to raging... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We walked to Chesil from Weymouth-seems miles on the bus but is surprisingly close if you walk down the Rodwell trail. It was a very windy day when we visited which made it seem all the more dramatic. We could barely hear each other over the crashing of the waves and our feet felt like they had had a massage... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Amazing natural pebble beach well worth a visit. There is an information centre on the road from Weymouth to Portland that explains the way it was created.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Chesil beach is big, it stretches for miles. They are millions upon millions of pebbles. So it looks amazing. However that is it. It is tricky to walk on for the young and old, and unless you want to their pebbles into the sea, three is not much else to do. Swimming in many places is not recommended due to... More

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Surrey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is very worth visiting - just to experience the steep climb up the huge mound of pebbles, reach the summit, see the view of the crashing Atlantic Ocean, hear the roar of the large waves, and feel the sea spray on your face! (There are WARNING signs about not swimming - it certainly wouldn't be advisable - the drag... More

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