Monday, 19 February 2007
Chesil Beach, Dorset
Chesil Beach is a huge shingle bank that runs for eighteen miles from Portland in the East, to West Bay in the West. One of the premier fishing spots in Britain that can be fished at all states of the tide.
Fishing spots are, from east to west, Chesil Cove, Masonic Car Park, the Oil Tanks, Ferry Bridge, Abbotsbury, West Bexington, Cogden, Burton Bradstock, Freshwater and West Bay.
Chesil Beach is very dangerous when there is a southerly or southwesterly blow and a big sea running.
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Anything over 1.5m wave height on the green line will be too much for novices, anything over 2m can be dangerous even for experienced anglers.