Chesil Beach & The Fleet

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Chesil Beach & The Fleet

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    748 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    50°37'N 02°32'W
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Chesil Beach & The Fleet. 17/07/85; England; 748 ha; 50°37'N 002°31'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Heritage Coast. A shingle storm beach of international geomorphologic importance, and a shallow lagoon subject to strong tidal and salinity gradients supporting saltmarsh and reedbeds. The area is internationally important for wintering ducks, geese, and swans and nationally important for breeding birds. The Dorset coast is an important centre for tourism and recreation. The area is near a major port and the town of Weymouth. Ramsar site no. 300. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 

  • National legal designation: 
    • aonb
    • bird sanctuary
    • ncr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)