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.
Managing and protecting the shorelines along the Fleet is an imperative part of our work. This intertidal area is one of the most important habitats on the Reserve as it provides shelter and protection for resting/feeding/migrating waders and waterfowl, an abundance...read more
Top Left; A bone from the beak of a dolphin. Right; Pink sea fans live on rocky reefs. Dislodged fans end up washing up on to the shore. Bottom Left; Cuttlebone - the internal shell of a cuttlefish....read more
This year has been another good year for our nesting birds along the Fleet and productivity has been very high. Our two annual colonies of nesting terns have both had their most productive years to date. Our other nesting birds on the Reserve, which include...read more