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What a load of old pebbles!

Always wanted to visit, wasn't disappointed. A 16 mile shingle bank from Portland to Abbotsbury... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Horley, United Kingdom
Pebble anyone?

Chesil Bank is an enormous shingle bar stretching 18 miles from Portland to near Abbotsbury along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, UK
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Chesil Beach Car Park Portland Beach Road | Portland, Weymouth DT4 9XE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always wanted to visit, wasn't disappointed. A 16 mile shingle bank from Portland to Abbotsbury, however I didn't walk the entire length!! A great idea was asking people to take 2 minutes to pick up litter to keep the beach clean. Sad to say nearly...More

Thank Als1955
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can at least say I’ve been it’s better seen from a distance than up close as it’s very difficult to walk on and along. It is a natural strip of shingle but at the end of the days it’s a pile of stones nothing...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chesil Bank is an enormous shingle bar stretching 18 miles from Portland to near Abbotsbury along the Jurassic Coast. Not only is it very long, it's also quite steep as we found when we made our way to the water edge. An amazing sight!

Thank Anarchon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting Dorset regularly since the mid-seventies and has always included a visit to Chesil Beach. I promised myself that one day I'd walk the full 18 miles from West Bay to Portland. I did this, this week, at night! Starting at West Bay,...More

2  Thank Gravesone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would sit here forever, love this place. There is no place globally that compares with here. It's a magical location. Takes you thousands of years.

Thank carolphelps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful love these Gravel😍😍 Peaceful nice day out😍😍 Recomended for Family, Beautiful Portland.

Thank jvila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a pleasant experience, very hard to walk on for the old or disabled as the beach is pebbles and hilly I can’t recommend visiting as I hated every minute I was there. If you are able bodied you may like it.

Thank jeannierobinson1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect beach if you just want somewhere to relax. You'll mainly find fishermen here. The sea isn't suitable for swimming but you can dip your feet in. Pebbles and the view is spectacular. Perfect place if you want to avoid a beach...More

Thank Sayyid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing beach that should be visited if you are in this area of Dorset. Although not sand but pebbles it takes alot of walking on and can get tiring after a while. Walked along to see the WW2 cement block beach defences however there...More

1  Thank ClaireWRiley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a natural wonder built of billions of pebbles. Looks very impressive from the top of the Isle of Portland. But don't come here if you want some ordinary beach fun like tanning or swimming in the sea. There are even warning signs that...More

2  Thank Ulrich G
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Colette M
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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.
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
Donna D
29 September 2016|
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Response from Marph | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late reply but agree with Gregory