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Chesil Beach and Stennis Ledges MCZ is an inshore site located off the Dorset coast. It runs along the length of Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury, to Weston on the Isle of Portland in the south-east. The site covers an area of approximately 37 km2 and extends seawards to include the reefs of the Stennis Ledges, an area of rocky ridges and rugged seabed.