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.
Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla arrive on the Fleet at the end of October. They spend the summer months on the Arctic coast of Russia, breeding on Arctic tundra. Throughout November their numbers increase with over 2000 flocking at Ferrybridge and...read more
Fleet Study Group Survey of Chesil Bank vegetation and beach litter dynamics - 21st August 2018 Four FSG members visited Moonfleet to count and remove litter from a 5m wide corridor across the Chesil Bank between the Fleet and the sea. The precise location chosen is...read more
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