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.
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, public information and highlights will be posted here.
Chesil beach is home to numerous different species of plants, birds, mammals and lichens. One particulalr area of concern is our nesting birds. Different species of birds nest along Chesil Bank, mainly in the Shrubby Sea Blight and of course our Little Terns on the...read more
Moth recording continues at two sites at the west end of the Fleet lagoon. Between them, both sites cover an interesting and diverse range of habitats, and slowly a useful list of species is building up at these locations. Recording started again in mid-February,...read more
A series of loggers are currently deployed underwater in in the middle of Rodden Hive measuring temperature, light levels, salinity and water depth. There are also temperature loggers buried in the shingle on the landward side of Chesil Bank. The loggers require...read more