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  1. Pauline

    South West Chesil Beach

    Formed over 6,000 years ago, Chesil Beach is one of the finest storm beaches in the world. It is 18 miles (29km) long, 660 feet wide, up to 50 feet high and made of 100 million tons of pebbles. The pebbles change in size from pea gravel in the west to potato sized cobbles in the east. The...
  2. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    Looking inland from the beach.
  3. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    The South Coast National Trail behind Chesil Beach.
  4. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    Marker for the South Coast National Trail. It does not go on Chesil Beach (it is very hard to walk on the pebbles) but inland.
  5. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    Looking west towards Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. You can see the dramatic Jurassic Coast cliffs.
  6. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    The water is too rough for swimming and there is a strong current.
  7. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach at the western end, near Burton Bradstock.
  8. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    Small pebbles at the western end.
  9. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    Large pebbles at the eastern end.
  10. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    The beach at the Visitor Center, looking east toward the Isle of Portland.
  11. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    The beach at the Visitor Center, looking west.
  12. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    From the Isle of Portland, looking at the start of Chesil Beach and the Visitor Centre.
  13. Chesil Beach

    Chesil Beach

    View of Chesil Beach from the coast road above Abbotsbury, looking towards Weymouth.
  14. Valerie

    Basilicata Maratea

    Maratea is a seaside marvel - a beautiful pastel-painted hill town with a marina village below at the water's edge. It has all the charm of the Amalfi Coast towns but is widely unknown, much less crowded and less expensive. The mountains fall right into the sea and coves of black sand beaches...
  15. Maratea

    Maratea

    The main piazza.
  16. Maratea

    Maratea

    The port.
  17. Maratea

    Maratea

    The port.
  18. Maratea

    Maratea

    The church.
  19. Maratea

    Maratea

    The black beach.
  20. Pauline

    South West Exploring the Seaside Town of Lyme Regis

    Lyme Regis, a popular tourist and beach destination in South West England on the Dorset coast, is part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site that stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset. It is a good base to explore West Dorset and East Devon and it is a fun town to...
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