Chesil Beach

Although most of the Dorset.net guide is concerned with towns, one of the few exceptions is Chesil Beach.

It is hard to imagine the scale of Chesil Beach unless you have seen it with your own eyes ( and on a map). It is 29km (18 miles) long, 200m wide and 15m tall. It joins the island of Portland in the east until West Bay near Bridport in the west of Dorset.

Chesil Beach comprises of pure round shingle all of 2-3cm diameter. The shingle is believed to have been brought from Budleigh Salteron (in Devon) and Portland by the currents and possible sea level rises. Chesil Beach is a Unesco protected heritage site.

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

Portland
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Beach House B&B
Portland
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The Aqua
Portland
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Royal Breakwater Hotel
Portland
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No.35 Boutique Accommodation at The New Inn

Holiday Homes in the area.

Portland
Sea Dog Cottage
Portland
Anchor Cottage
Portland
Sunset Cottage
Portland
Cove Cottage
Portland
Pennsylvania Castle