British Beaches

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Chesil Cove Beach

Weymouth, Dorset

Chesil Beach. sometimes also called Chesil Bank is effectively a large pebble bank which extends for 15 miles. with the size of the pebbles decreasing from Portland towards West bay.

Beach Type



There are Pubs and cafes nearby



Nature and Wildlife

The pebbles can prove very tiring to walk along.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Dorchester Tourist Information Centre Antelope Walk Dorchester Dorset DT1 1BE [email protected] 01305 267992


Nearest town: Weymouth
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5598, -2.449
Postcode: DT5 1AR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Dorset at Explore Britain.


Follow signs thrugh Weymouth to Portland then fortuneswell. Chesil cove is in Chiswell. shortly after the narrow strip of land that separates Weymouth and Portland

Public Transport

Portkland is served by local buses. There is a main line station in Weymouth with direct services to Waterloo.

Nearest Railway Stations

Weymouth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Upwey (Approx. 6 miles away)
Moreton (Dorset) (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

Lord Clyde, Portland (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Chesil Beach, Fortuneswell (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Masonic, Portland (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Hambro, Portland (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Fotuneswell, Portland (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
New Ground, Portland (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Castletown, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Easton Recreation Ground, Easton (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Easton, Easton (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Chesil Beach, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Weymouth