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Beaches usually mean sand, but not always. There are beaches made of sea shells, broken glasses pounded smooth by the surf and pebbles. While stray pebbles on the beach are common, a beach made entirely out of pebbles are few and far between. But they aren’t exactly rare (some websites claim there are only five pebble beaches in the world, which is incorrect).

Chesil Beach, England

Chesil Beach is a 29 km-long pebble beach (also called shingle beach) located in Dorset, southern England. The size of pebbles varies from pea-sized at West Bay on the north-west end, to fist-sized near Portland at the south-east end. It is said that smugglers who landed on the beach in the middle of the night could judge exactly where they were by the size of the shingles. A variety of rocks can be found here including flint, quartzite, granite, magnetite, pumice and others.

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