Chesil Bank Beach

Chesil Bank beach, Weymouth, Dorset

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Chesil Bank Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs permitted except in the Fleet.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 12 beaches around Weymouth, 55 beaches in Dorset, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Chesil Bank Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures peaking at 21°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  56%   2 mph
      5:11 am    9:04 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  16%   9 mph
      5:10 am    9:06 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       0%  22%   15 mph
      5:09 am    9:07 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       56%  57%   5 mph
      5:08 am    9:08 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       69%  66%   5 mph
      5:07 am    9:09 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       70%  84%   6 mph
      5:06 am    9:11 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       4%  71%   12 mph
      5:06 am    9:12 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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       49%  54%   8 mph
      5:05 am    9:13 pm

  • Chesil Bank Beach Tide Times

     

  • Chesil Bank Beach Water quality

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