This site

This site has been provided by Chickerell BioAcoustics for the Chesil Multi-Media Project (CMMP). It aims to provide information on Chesil Beach, The Fleet Lagoon and Hamm Beach. This area is located in south-west Dorset on the south coast of the United Kingdom.

For more information on Chickerell BioAcoustics click here.

The CMMP is currently on hold due to lack of funding. Its future is uncertain.

Other organisations

The Fleet Study Group is a voluntary organisation that brings together scientists, ecologists and others with an interest in the Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach. Visit their website for more information.

The Chesil Beach Visitors Centre is managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Click here to visit the Dorset Wildlife Trust website and here for their Chesil Visitors Centre pages. Some information on the centre can also be found here.

The Chesil Beach and the Fleet Nature Reserve covers the central part of Chesil Beach and all of the Fleet. This is an informal reserve managed by a warden who is appointed by the Ilchester Estates, who own a large part of the area. To find out more about the Reserve visit their website This site includes information on latest sightings around the reserve and activities to participate in.

Much of the southern section of Chesil Beach and Hamm Beach is owned by the Crown Estate. They also own a section of the northern part of Chesil Beach. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.

Several stretches of the northern section of Chesil Beach are owned by the National Trust. These include Cogden Beach and Burton Hive Beach. The National Trust website can be found here.  There is some minimal information on the Chesil sites here.

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