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Chesil is a fantastic long natural shingle bank extending from Abbotsbury (and further West) to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Good walking

Chesil Beach runs all the way from near Burton Bradstock to Portland. It is one of the longest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chesil is a fantastic long natural shingle bank extending from Abbotsbury (and further West) to Portland. It’s very popular with sea fishermen because the beach shelves sharply and there is deep water close to shore. Not really a swimming beach but worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chesil Beach runs all the way from near Burton Bradstock to Portland. It is one of the longest barrier beaches in Europe.There are good walks to be had behind the beach. Walking on the beach is difficult due to the shingle. Walks along The Fleet,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe lost our custom because you have to pay for the car park to use it. Turned around and left.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mcorinnaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we come to visit Chesil beach we leave the car in Abbotsbury and walk 3/4 mile here via St Catherine’s Chapel its a great walk. We came here on Easter Sunday beautiful sunny day calm with the great sound of the small waves turning...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Clivey57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely calm beach. The views as you climb Portland are pretty amazing (sorry I videoed it). Free nearby parking. Lovely little cafe at one end of the beach. Wear appropriate footwear as the stones on the beach are quite big, flip flops and sliders...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Trayee
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Very nice place to get away from the rat race, however it can become filled with people from Asia who fish there, probably to sell in their restaurants.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank earthxxx
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Went for a stroll and poke around as we were staying in the area. It’s lovely and of course very unusual well worth a look

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 360MarkS
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Went for a short walk along the beach - sea one side, lagoon the other. A wonder of nature how the stones are sorted by the tide with the big ones at the Portland end.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vinylman101
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Looked at Tripadvisor for ideas for our overnight stay in Weymouth and Chesil Beach came up. What a great place. We went quite early on a lovely sunny weekend. Parking was pretty reasonable (50p for 1hr or £1.50 for 2 hours off peak) and plentiful....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hampshiremum2016
Reviewed February 17, 2019

We took the kids there on a febuary outing looking for fosils .god it was blustery but great fun didn't find any but a great free morning out. A lovely place

Date of experience: February 2019
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Colette M
September 20, 2017|
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Response from letseatcake | Reviewed this property |
I'm honestly not sure. Your best bet would be to check the website. It's a National Trust area so there will be a phone line.
September 15, 2017|
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Response from Macchaz | Reviewed this property |
We only saw the part of it on the Isle of Portland, running alongside the road which is the the causeway to the island - it but we understand it extends nearly to Lyme Regis, and we did not explore enough of Portland to... More
Donna D
September 29, 2016|
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Response from Marph | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late reply but agree with Gregory