Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach

Overview

8 miles

An 18 mile long pebble beach, stretching north-west from Portland to West Bay, with important areas for wildlife.

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What makes it special

  • Pebble beach stretching 18 miles long

Hostels nearby

YHA Litton Cheney Exterior

YHA Litton Cheney

Parking
Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Chesil Beach

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SY 62182 79650

Lat/Lng: 50.615327, -2.5358932

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Bridport

River Cottage HQ

Courses and events inspired by the philosophy of River Cottage, from a night's dining through foraging and breadmaking courses.

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day.

Walking and Rambling in Litton Cheney

Walking and Rambling in Litton Cheney

Just five minutes away from the South West Coastal Path, literally behind the hostel, Litton Cheney is the perfect stop over on your journey to Land's End.

Mountain Biking in Litton Cheney

Mountain biking in Litton Cheney

If you're looking for a more adventurous break, mountain biking around the Lulworth area of Dorset will get the legs and adrenaline pumping.

Cycling in Litton Cheney

Cycling in Litton Cheney

Once you leave the village of West Lulworth, you'll discover flatter areas, perfect for a relaxed bike ride.  

Watersports in Litton Cheney

Watersports in Litton Cheney

This lovely area is great for water sports. The Jurassic Kayak Tours offer accompanied treks past Durdledoor and to the East and West of the cove.

Mountain Biking in Swanage

Mountain Biking in Swanage

There are some great routes including Chalk Ridge between Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks, it's quite steep at first but suitable for all levels and there's stunning views on either side.

Monkey World, group of orangutans on a branch

Monkey World

160 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys including chimps and orangutans. Talks throughout the day and Great Ape play area for kids. Visit the website  

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery

9 miles World Famous Sanctuary with over 600 free flying swans. Baby swans hatch mid-May to end June. Mass feeding 12pm and 4pm daily. Visit the website  

Waterwheel turning

Mangerton Mill

17th century working watermill and Museum of Rural Bygones. Tea room, local crafts and trout fishing in a peaceful, rural setting. Visit the Dorset Guide website

West Bay cliff

West Bay - part of the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. In recent years, West Bay has become best known as the setting for the

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Magnificent 15th Century Tudor Manor House with spectacular gardens.  Don't miss the striking Pyramid shaped yew trees. Visit the House website

Bridport Town Hall, near the Museum

Bridport Museum

Discover the town's history and see artefacts from a nearby Roman hill-fort and the world famous rope and net making industries. Visit the Museum website