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

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glorious pebble beach

A little cafe on the car park and a handy wooden walkway down a steeply shelved pebble beach that stretches out for seemingly miles, looking out over the evening sun, solitary and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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the North Cotswolds
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the North Cotswolds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A little cafe on the car park and a handy wooden walkway down a steeply shelved pebble beach that stretches out for seemingly miles, looking out over the evening sun, solitary and beautiful with crashing breakers and a line of contented fishermen. Quiet and tranquil, timeless and unspoilt - a place to relax, to be without distraction - somewhere we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Mountains of pebbles stretch as far as the eye can see ..breathtaking really.beach was very steep so no paddling but amazing to look at, must be wild and stormy in winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Bets way to see the bank in all it's glory is from the vantage point at the Heights on Portland. Park up and just soak it in. Stunning.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If a visit to Chesil Beach isn't on your bucket list, then add it. No matter the weather, the view is breathtaking. There are so many different places to see the Bank from, not just standing on it! Try them all - when it's glorious sunshine, blowing a gale or dark, brooding and stormy. Each experience is totally different but... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Chesil beach is a must see ,fab views of it from the top of portland.Awesome in any weather I prefer to admire the view than to walk it,but beautiful either way

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved it and the cafe / visitor centre by the car park is excellent for young children with lots of activities for them to enjoy and educate them at the same time.

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

An amazing site, best seen from the vantage point at Abbotsbury Gardens,or on Portland from the coffee Bar of the Portland Heights Hotel. Dont be put off if a storm is blowing!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

CHESIL BEACH RUNS FROM PORTLAND BILL to ABBOTSBURY It is best seen from the cafe at the top roundabout of Portland bill. It just is a very unique piece of scenary. Chesil beach just is just so long at about 3 miles. I could have just looked at the view for hours, my other half wanted to go because it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Anyone thinking of spending some time exploring Chesil Beach can set the scene for appreciating its stunning views and wild power by turning their back on it! This may sound a little weird -- it is possible to buy stickers saying Keep Portland Weird -- but there is method in this madness since the visitor who follows this advice and... More 

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camberley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

went today very windy and wet but mother nature at her best. the sea wasn't to wild but still mesmerizing. free parking to. the only down side was the dog poo. the cove pub at the portland end is worth a visit

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