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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)

Portland Beach Rd | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Weymouth
Type: Beaches
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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic place to relax and listen to the waves in glorious sunshine, as well as being impressive in a storm! Chesil beach is wonderfully unique and there's lots of great picture opportunities if you're into photography.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon are definitely worth a visit. If you are wanting a sandy beach and somewhere to paddle, swim or do water sports then this is not the place to go. Chesil beach is a 18 mile stretch of pebbles that act as a barrier against flooding. There is a long sweep of pebbles that incline when... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My bad, should have done more research. Big pebbles, and not swimmable shore, as the bank is steep and the pebbles avalanche-like when going down hills. Current and waves are also too big. However, it is quite an interesting area, being a natural deposit with an intricate lagoon. We went in the evening just to rest by the water, but... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stopped off here after visiting Portland. After reading the good reviews we were disappointed. A large mass of pebbly beach, very difficult to walk on, uncomfortable to sit on and no view to speak of. Pay and display car park, somewhat overpriced for what's actually there. We stayed 30 minutes and that was more than enough.

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leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Definitely worth a look at this long sweep of pebbly beach. The visitor centre on Portland Road has lots of information and activities and guided walks are also advertised here. It also has a restaurant which serves refreshments and meals, we enjoyed a coffee sitting in the sunshine on the outside tables. We didn't eat but the food looked home-made... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a lovely day to visit Portland...all very pretty to visit. Thought it was a great little isle to visit.

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Plymouth
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The massive stretch of beach was awesome. We loved the walks along the pebbly beach and the views were amazing

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well known beach comprised of pebbles and steep banks but well worth the trek and the view is amazing.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A great example of long shore drift, the pebbles moving along the beach driven by the tides. Great view from the B3157. Couple of laybys for viewing safely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Mu dog being little gave up on walking on pebbles ages ago so yours truly has to do it. However, it is a lovely long beach that never feels crowded and if you go by the visitor centre then there's also a restaurant.

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