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Church Ope Cove

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Off for a run

Had a couple of spare hours, so got my kit on and headed out to the cliffs from Weston Street and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grant B
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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A hidden gem of a beach.

This beach is easily missed. The parking is free, but across the road. The view from above the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Malcolm P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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All reviews pebble beach lovely beach smugglers tunnel large pebbles car park steep walk breathtaking views coastal path on the rocks beautiful walk hidden away the cliff toilet facilities portland bill well worth the effort by accident sunny day
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of spare hours, so got my kit on and headed out to the cliffs from Weston Street and a hour later ended up at the Cove, beautiful views no matter what time of year.

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is easily missed. The parking is free, but across the road. The view from above the beach is beautiful, however the walk down is steep, but paved. The beach is covered in pebbles, although there is some sand.

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Walk down to the beach is something you see in the Mediterranean,It’s so beautiful. The beach itself is small and quiet. It’s also dog friendly! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Church Ope Cove is easily missed if you don’t know where to look. It is found down a lane at the end of Wakeham, near to Portland Museum. At the end of the lane is a viewpoint beside Rufus Castle (also called Bow & Arrow...More

Thank chrissieb94
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Visited here yesterday on the way back from Portland Bill. There is a small free car park on the opposite side of the road, but we managed to get parked up straight away. Cross the road from the car park and head towards the museum...More

Thank sunshinetime2009
Reviewed August 11, 2018

My favourite day of the holiday was spent here - its beautiful, quiet, clear blue waters. Want to return to Portland just for this beach

Thank AddyTommy
Reviewed August 1, 2018

There is a lot to see at this stop. The Cove is a small beach, and you must take steps down to it. There are also castle ruins and church ruins to see, as well as the Portland Museum. Well worth a stop

1  Thank Nkatko
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Really enjoyed a quick dip here in the afternoon. It is a nice rocky beach welcome for dogs and with plenty to see along the coast in both directions. Be ready for a bit of a walk in, and around to properly enjoy it.

1  Thank g_united
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We walked down to this place to see what everyone was talking about and we now understand as it was a beautiful place. Our dog went into the sea for a cool down and we sat on the beach for a while, taking in the...More

1  Thank Marge L
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I was amazed that this place was so quiet. It is a bit of a pain to get to via a steep walk from the car park and the beach is all stone, there are too many annoying beach huts to spoil the view, but...More

Thank Paul C
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Christopher H
September 16, 2016|
Response from Katrina T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you go to Portland Museum you can get to the beach via a pathway and theres a stairway down the cliffs leading to the cove .
Becky E
May 28, 2015|
Response from Vicki14444 |
Yes definitely!