Church Ope Cove Beach

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Cafe, Caravan Park, Toilets


Fishing, Swimming, Snorkelling

Nature and Wildlife

There are numerous and well marked footpaths on Portland and the island affords superb cliff-top views. Portland is soon to be integrated into the South West Coastal path. Rufus Castle overlooks the Cove and the ruins of Old St. Andrew's church can be rea


Parking Available / Free Parking Available /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned twice a year by local working parties. and as required by the beach hut owners. Litter bins are provided.

Dog Information

Dogs are allowed. There are no dog bins. but dogs are seldom seen on the beach.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Weymouth Tourist Information Centre. The Esplanade Weymouth Dorset DT4 8ED Tel: 01305 785747

How to find Church Ope Cove Beach

Dorset / Weymouth

The A354 Weymouth to Portland Bill road leads to the beach. and approximately 180 steps descend from the cliff top next to the museum. There is no wheelchair access beyond Portland Museum.

The nearest train station is 7 miles away. in Weymouth. The First National bus route 1a (Weymouth to Portland) leaves Weymouth hourly from 10.15am Monday to Saturday (last one 17.15pm). The buses are more frequent in Summer. Ring 01305 783645 for det

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

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