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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.



Visit to the Little Tern Colony

Earlier in the week we took a visit up to see the wardening team up at the Little Tern colony at Ferrybridge. The terns are off to a great start, despite last weeks inclement weather. The chicks have begun hatching and if you are lucky and pop in to the Chesil Beach...

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Pied Wagtail Feeding Chicks

This delightful Pied Wagtail nest was found in one of our hides, below one of the window shutters. The Pied Wagtail is a resident UK bird and is commonly seen dashing (walking/running) in a variety of different habitats, and is quite a common sight in our urban areas...

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Research on the Fleet

The Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve is one of the most unique habitats and valuable ecosystems within the British Isles, being home to vast internationally important seagrass beds, a huge variety of fauna and flora (of which some are unique to the Reserve),...

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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!