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Photograph courtesy of Margaret Preuss-Higham

All Around Us

Portesham is surrounded by a spectacular landscape and bordered by the world famous Chesil Beach.
It offers a treasure trove of opportunity for enjoyment and discovery.


Hidden in the hills between Dorchester and Weymouth lies a remarkable landscape, just waiting to be discovered.

jurassic coast

The Jurassic Coast is a hugely diverse and beautiful landscape underpinned by incredible geology of global importance.

Chesil Beach

"In a hollow amongst the downs, too low to command a view of the sea, in a south-westerly gale, the roar of the breakers on Chesil Beach can clearly be heard in the village"

Sir Frederick Treves.  1905

SW coastal path

630 miles of superb English coastline

Our finest countryside and landscapes protected in the national interest for future generations

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