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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.






Oil Beetles

Oil beetles are one Britain’s most fascinating insects but unfortunately are under threat. There were once eight species of Oil beetle native to the UK but three have become extinct. The five UK species remaining are: Black oil beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus),...

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It must be Easter!

It’s that time of year where Spring has sprung and all of our fauna and flora are setting up for a busy summer ahead, in particular…our bird life! The majority of our resident breeding birds should have set up their territories by now and started laying...

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Fleet Foreshore Spring Clean

Once again thanks go out to everyone who helped us with our spring clean on the Fleet. Together with last months pick we have manged to clear over 3 miles of the reserve, picking up over 50 bags as well as some larger...

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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!