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.