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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)

Address: Portland Beach Rd | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing natural curiosity. Chesil Baecxh is not far form the Jurassic Coast and a great place to spend an hour or two being blown by the sea winds. Car parlking and a visitor centre add to the experience.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A truly wonderful natural beach and has to be the eigth wonder of the world. Have a visit and sit there and listen and watch. The beach is 18 miles long and can be reached by road at different parts of it. The peebles are big at the Portland end and gradualy get smaller as you head to wards the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

visited in a large family group with younger and older children. Had a fantastic time hiking over the pebbles very hard work! but well worth the effort 4 year old struggled quite a bit but enjoyed collecting shells and odd bits of wood and fish bones. You can't go into the sea here as its to rough. the kids enjoyed... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The stuff of school books, but definitely worth a visit to see this geological curiosity on the Dorset coast. Large pebbles at one end and small pebbles at the other - fascinating! Great aerial view of it from Portland, too.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Steeped in maritime history (mainly disasters and wrecks!) this really is viewed as a natural wonder. Worth stopping at Chesil Cove and taking in the view of the beach, then drive or hike to the top of Portland and view again! you wont be disappointed! The beach stretches for around 17 miles the pebbles are biggest at Chesil Cove and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Actually camped overlooking Chesil Beach and the vast expanse has to be seen to be believed. From studying this back when at school, photos do not do it justice. The wildlife is abundant and walking up the hill to view the beach provides a vast panorama to gaze upon and photograph. Be aware that in some sections, when a red... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Mystical, wild, and beautiful. I was born in Weymouth and brought up by my Nan who lived very close to Chesil Beach. The beach is rugged and at times can be rough and wild. Parking is easy at the Chesil Beach cafe where there is a new cafe and information centre all educational and interesting. If your legs are strong... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great beach spent many a day gathering drift wood... Great for diving and rock walks..but there is only one cafe close by and the rest is a little walk away but well worth going pretty beach :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

For the best views of Chesil Beach either drive up into Portland and go up the hill but turn left at the roundabout by the Portland Heights Hotel; from there you can park up and see panoramic views across the beach, Weymouth and the bay. On a clear day you can see as far west as Torquay. Alternatively drive east... More 

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Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A really unique beach with great scenery, the whole area including Portland is fascinating and as we saw it on a sunny day it was quite spectacular. From Portland you can look down upon the beach and it really is a magnificent view!

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