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  • Abbotsbury

    Visiting Information: 
    Site Name Abbotsbury
    • Ample parking on site
    • Charge for parking
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    Map Reference SY560849

    Take the B3157 Weymouth to Bridport coast road. At the western edge of Abbotsbury is a turning towards the sea signposted to the sub-tropical gardens. Turn down this road, pass the entrance to the gardens and at the end of the road there is the beach car park. Your walk starts from here.

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

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    • Approximate Distance: 2 miles

      The famous swannery at Abbotsbury and the nearby tropical gardens


    • Approximate Distance: 4 miles

      I have only had a very quick visit to this site so can only say the views alone are worth a visit


    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles

      A large shingle beach to one side with reed bed and damp pasture behind


    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles

      The area around the Hardy Monument above Portesham with nice walks and some of the best coastal views in the county


    • Approximate Distance: 5 miles

      A favourite wintering place for waders and wildfowl as well as a good site for flowers and insects in summer.


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