Church Ope Cove

Church Ope Cove

Church Ope Cove is one of just a few beaches on the Isle of Portland. South-facing and with cliffs on three sides this pebbly beach is sheltered and safe for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

A steep public footpath with many steps descends from the car park. Overlooking the cove are the ruins of Bow and Arrow Castle, the oldest castle on Portland.

Type of Beach

Pebble

Dog Friendly?

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

Facilities

Toilets are available at the beach. A cafe and caravan park are nearby.

Parking

Parking is available for 15-20 cars. a quarter of a mile away opposite Pennsylvania Castle. Parking is free.

Directions

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.

Nearest Town

Portland

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Church Ope Cove tide times

  • Sat 15th December

    Low 03:43am (2.12m)
    High 09:37am (4.52m)
    Low 04:20pm (2.08m)
    High 10:10pm (4.25m)
  • Sun 16th December

    Low 04:45am (2.23m)
    High 10:43am (4.42m)
    Low 05:27pm (2.11m)
    High 11:22pm (4.25m)
  • Mon 17th December

    Low 05:59am (2.21m)
    High 11:53am (4.46m)
    Low 06:37pm (2.00m)
  • Tue 18th December

    High 12:32am (4.39m)
    Low 07:09am (2.04m)
    High 12:59pm (4.62m)
    Low 07:40pm (1.78m)

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