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Welcome to the Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve website. An informative hub dedicated to keeping you up to date and informed about this unique stretch of Dorset coastline.  
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Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve © Charlie Wheeler Photography

Please feel free have a look around. There is a selection of pages to browse through, just click from the drop down menu above. There is a ‘Gallery’ of images showcasing the varied fauna and flora of the reserve accompanied with a detailed ‘Species List’.

To the right hand side we have our ‘Reserve Team Blog’ letting you know what is happening ‘down on the ground’ and any news and events that are up and coming.  


Notice Board: Upcoming events, advisory notices and public information will be posted here.

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Sea Lemons

(Doris pseudoargus) Sea Lemons can often be seen under the Ferrybridge at Portland. The ones in the photographs were seen earlier this week. They can grow to 12cm and are covered in bumpy tubercles. It lays thousands of eggs in a long orange or white ribbon. The sea...

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A Beautiful Day for a Beach Clean

Thank you to the volunteers who joined us this morning at Tidmoor to help clean up the Fleet. A great haul of plastic bottles and other detritus were cleared from the...

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Gannet on the Fleet

The distinct shape and size of the Gannet will usually stand out when scanning gulls and other birds out at sea. Being largely bright white in colour with black wingtips, they have a distinctive long neck and long pointed beak, a long pointed tail, and long pointed...

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Visiting the reserve? Click on the image above!

Want to know what species are seen on the Fleet? Click on the image above!

 You can see a selection of great images taken by our team on and around the Fleet. Click on the image above!

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Want to help out? Click on the image above!