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Place Category: Beaches
Chesil Bank is not a beach to laze around playing in the sand, it is around 18 miles long, shingle and pebbles separated from the mainland by the Fleet, a shallow tidal lagoon. This marks the southerly point of the Jurassic Coast and the pebbles get larger from west to east as a result of tides.
This area of coast was notorious for shipwrecks but now you will see beach fisherman, rare plants and nesting birds.
The semi-salty fleet lagoon is warmer in summer and colder in winter than the surrounding area and supports a wide selection of bird species and aquatic plants.
Towards the west you have the 16th century village of Abbotsbury and on the east end you have Portland, famed for its naval base and quarries.
Parking at Abbotsbury and Chesil beach visitor centre with Abbotsbury to the West being the place for cream teas.
Between March and end of August walking is not permitted between Abbotsbury and the visitor centre due to the protection of nesting birds.
Due to the location the sea has a very strong undertows and swimming is NOT recommended.
Dogs permitted except in the Fleet.
Chesil Bank Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures peaking at 21°C on Friday.Partly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
13->200% 56% 2 mph
5:11 am 9:04 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, May 25th
12->200% 16% 9 mph
5:10 am 9:06 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Friday, May 26th
13->210% 22% 15 mph
5:09 am 9:07 pmLight rain in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
14->2056% 57% 5 mph
5:08 am 9:08 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
13->2069% 66% 5 mph
5:07 am 9:09 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, May 29th
13->1770% 84% 6 mph
5:06 am 9:11 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
12->164% 71% 12 mph
5:06 am 9:12 pmLight rain until afternoon.Wednesday, May 31st
11->1549% 54% 8 mph
5:05 am 9:13 pm
Chesil Bank Beach Tide Times
Chesil Bank Beach Water quality
No water quality measurement available for Chesil Bank Beach.
Photos from around the surrounding area