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chesil beach

  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.
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