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“Amazing views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)

Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)
Portland Beach Rd | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Ranked #5 of 78 things to do in Weymouth
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The 28 kilometre long shingle beach is quite unique and gives amazing vistas, especially viewed from Portland. However it is difficult to walk along, dangerous to swim from, and as exposed to the elements is usually cold and windy. Popular with fishermen and driftwood hunters, but is also often covered in flotsam and jetsam washed up by the tide.

Visited November 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A different view every time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Visited again as part of our holiday this year. It was the stormy weather where winds were closing in on 80mph. Absolutely fantastic. Brilliant views from each part of the Chesil and we visited two parts we hadn't seen before.

Always recommend a visit to Chesil if in the Wemouth/Portland area.

Visited October 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“180billion pebbles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great that so many people love coming to see and enjoy Chesil Beach, but please do NOT take away a 'bag of pebbles' as the reviewer below under this heading says they did!

Chesil Beach is. Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Areas of Conservation under the EU Habitas Directive and so is a protected site.

Many Thanks

Visited November 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Awesome view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Took my 5 year old daughter and wife to chesil bank they real enjoyed it a bit windy my daughter loved climbing up the gravel and we did come away with a few pockets of gravel .

Visited October 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Fun Times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It was a bit chilly and the wind was bitter. So we walked along the promenade and had fish and chips followed by ice cream :-) We found some arcades and had tea in a nice cafe then wondered back to our camp site !

Parking was difficult as considering the weather it was very busy, has a really nice atmosphere and made for a really nice afternoon out. We have booked for the summer next year so we can enjoy the sand and go swimming in the sea.

Visited September 2013
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