Chesil & Fleet A to Z

U to Z
Upper Fleet That part of the Fleet north and west of Rodden Hive Point. Also known as the West Fleet.
Wave Phases Bill Fontana has created a unique installation for the National Maritime Museum consisting of the sounds of the sea from Chesil Beach. Wave Phases at Chesil Beach is located at the north entrance to the Museum. Approaching from the busy road, visitors are welcomed to the museum by the sounds of breaking waves, emitted from loud-speakers in the ground. More information here
Waverider buoy Waverider buoys are used to measure wave height, direction and period. There are two located off Chesil Beach that were deployed by the Channel Coast Observatory. One unit is located adjacent to the RE Bridging Camp in Wyke Regis while the other is located just south of the entrance to West Bay Harbour. For manufacturers data on the buoys click here, for live data from the buoys click here.
West Bay The small port at the north-western end of Chesil Beach. Click here for pictures and here for old postcard pictures of West Bay.
West Bexington A small village on Chesil Beach between Abbotsbury and Burton Bradstock at NGR SY531865. Visit the village website here.
West Fleet Alternative description to Upper Fleet
Wyke Regis The area of western Weymouth bordering the Fleet
X53 The Jurassic Coast bus service that runs from Bournemouth via Weymouth to Exeter. Calls at all the villages on the B3157 bordering the Fleet and Chesil Beach. Click here to see timetable.
 
  Zostera Two species of eelgrass are found in the Fleet: Zostera marina and Zostera Noltii. Both grow submerged in the shallow waters of the mid and upper Fleet. Large quantities die-off in the early autumn and can be seen washed up along the whole shoreline of the fleet as a continuous mound of brown material.
     
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