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Snapshots

  1. globe

    Snapshot Title: globe
    Taken by: zjd

    Image: Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Weymouth, Dorset UK
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

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  2. Chiswell Earthworks

    Snapshot Title: Chiswell Earthworks
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Weymouth, Dorset UK
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    A sculpture by John maine celebrating the link between the beach and the sea.



  3. Sailing Acadamy

    Snapshot Title: Sailing Acadamy
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Weymouth, Dorset UK
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    This is where the 2012 Olympic sailing events will be based. Most of the races will take place in the waters outside the harbour.



  4. Chesil Beach Centre

    Snapshot Title: Chesil Beach Centre
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Weymouth, Dorset UK
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    A visitor centre that tells the story of the beach and the amazing wildlife of the Fleet Lagoon behind it.

    The car park was first established to marshal vehicles for the D Day landings.



  5. Interceptor drain

    Snapshot Title: Interceptor drain
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Weymouth, Dorset UK
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    There is a drain inside the beach that takes storm water percolating through it into Portland Harbour to prevent flooding. This is where the water emerges. Schemes that relate to flooding are managed ...



  6. Storm beach

    Snapshot Title: Storm beach
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Weymouth, Dorset UK
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Each storm event leaves its mark on the beach until the next one reworks the pebbles. Occasional storms can generate waves that go right over the beach.