Chesil Beach and the Fleet

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
Chesil Beach is one of the largest shingle structures in Britain, measuring 150-200 m in width, and running for 28 km from Burton Bradstock in the west to the Isle of Portland in the east. The beach encloses The Fleet, the largest tidal lagoon in Britain. The IBA supports large numbers of wildfowl in winter.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chesil Beach and the Fleet. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.