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Chesil Beach, the wild and wonderful 18 miles stretch of unique Jurassic Coast line.


Measuring 18 Miles long and up to 50 feet high in places, Chesil Beach is an integral part of the Jurassic Coast landscape. This UNESCO World heritage site, encompasses a shallow tidal lagoon and fleet, as well as miles of shingle and pebble beach.

Creating a natural barrier against the coastal tides as well as a unique habitat for birds, mammals and plants, it is a place to take it slow, admire the landscape and drink in the spectacular sea views.

Take in the sweeping vistas of the Jurassic Coast line, taking you from Portland all the way to West Bay, you can see how the size and shape of the stone changes along stretch, from golf ball size in the east to shingle in the west, as well as enjoy the dramatic cliffs and tranquil coves.

You are spoilt for choice as to where you can enjoy Chesil beach with so many different entry points, habitats and spectacular views. From Weymouth and Portland where you can catch mackerel from the beach, take in the lush countryside that is the backdrop to beach at Abbotsbury, explore the hidden gem that is Cogden Beach with its marshes and wildness, or stop for lunch at the renowned Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock, with its golden cliffs, finish up fossil hunting at West Bay.

Known for its fishing, sailing, water sports and rock climbing, Chesil beach offers a wide range of activities to suit both novices and professional alike. You can find a range of coastal options below.

With so many beautiful places to stay, you are spoilt for choice, from charming cottages, to harbour side apartments. You can see a range of property available here.


Chesil Cove

Views from Chesil Cove.