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Fortuneswell Town Information

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Chesil Beach - Photo © Val Vannet
Chesil Beach - Photo: Val Vannet CCL

This pretty Dorset village – one of the largest in the so-called Isle of Purbeck – owes its good fortunes to a well discovered here in the early 17th Century. The village lies on the coast where the remarkable, 18-mile long, 200 metre wide Chesil Beach connects with the mainland.

This unusual ‘tombolo’ shingle beach is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. A local visitor centre explains how it came about whilst offering an unforgettable trip on a glass-bottomed boat.