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Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)

Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Beast on the legs

Steep shingled beach and miles long (killer on the legs) with great views. During storm season the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grant B
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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Stunning

Beautiful pebble beach so unique. Lovely walk and little cafe as well in the car park. Heavy on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
beckyboojones
,
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“portland end” (30 reviews)
“natural wonder” (22 reviews)
“car park” (68 reviews)
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Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Steep shingled beach and miles long (killer on the legs) with great views. During storm season the sounds and sights on Chesil can be quite dramatic, but once it’s all ‘calmed down’ there’s a good chance of finding a piece or two of interesting drift...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful pebble beach so unique. Lovely walk and little cafe as well in the car park. Heavy on the legs walking up the mounds so bare that in mind with shoe choice.

Thank beckyboojones
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along here for several miles (or at least it seemed like it...) as part of the South West coast path. The beach itself is all pebbles, and a good 100 yards wide at points, but it's sooo tough going on the old knees...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way to Portland. Parked easily in the pay car park. Walked across a little bridge and up onto the top of the mound of stones to see the waves crashing down onto the shore. What a fabulous experience.

Thank Lindsay D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely breezy walk along the beach watching the huge waves. Ice cream from the cafe lovely. Doesn't take too long.

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm lucky enough to have travelled a bit and this beach just draws me back time and again. It's not sandy, you can't swim but it's just an amazing place. We'll over 10 miles of billions of pebbles, huge waves crashing is. Next to no...More

Thank Lukeysarbear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked in the National Trust car park near Burton Bradstock. 50p an hour. The beach can be found by walking down a concrete path the path is on a slight incline (seemed steeper on the way back). The beach is all shingle which is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a walk in a snow blizzard! Could barely stand up due to the strength of the wind! But it really added to the drama & beauty. Crashy waves & stunning views on an abandoned beach. We didn’t stay too long due to the...More

Thank Little_brown_cutie
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Always a fantastic view of this natural phenomenon. Lots of good walks, several other places to explore like the Abbotsbury Swannery, Tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury's shops and tearooms, etc.. Vista best viewed from the Abbotsbury to Bridport road above St Catherine's Chapel.

Thank Ankor_12
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Pity this visitor centre is mediocre. Having said that, there are some interesting exhibits (e.g. the live images from under the water) and access to Chesil bank. The cafe is mediocre and you have to pay for the car park. If you want refreshments, best...More

Thank Roger A
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Colette M
20 September 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.
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Malcolm t
15 September 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
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Donna D
29 September 2016|
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Response from Marph | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late reply but agree with Gregory
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