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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.






Strong winds bring Grey Phalaropes to the Reserve

Grey Phalaropes seen on the Reserve this week With the strong and blustery westerly winds hitting the UK over the weekend, a handful of very small and delightful individuals from the Sandpiper family have been spotted on the Reserve. The Grey Phalarope is a small...

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Seal pup on Hamm Common

On Thursday, last week, reports came in from a member of the public that there was a seal pup on the beach along Hamm Common. When we went over to check, a group of people were watching the pup whilst making sure that no walkers or dogs went to close. The seal was...

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Another great year for Chesil’s Tern colonies

It has been another successful year for the reserves two nesting colonies of tern. The famous schedule 1 Little Tern that nests on the beach at Ferrybridge and the Common Tern island situated within the western end of the lagoon at Abbotsbury.      ...

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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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