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
Dogs are allowed. There are no dog bins. Dogs are seldom seen on the beach
Toilets are available at the beach. A cafe and caravan park are nearby.
Parking is available for 15-20 cars. a quarter of a mile away opposite Pennsylvania Castle. Parking is free.
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.
Other beaches near Church Ope Cove
Church Ope Cove tide times
Sat 15th DecemberLow 03:43am (2.12m)
High 09:37am (4.52m)
Low 04:20pm (2.08m)
High 10:10pm (4.25m)
Sun 16th DecemberLow 04:45am (2.23m)
High 10:43am (4.42m)
Low 05:27pm (2.11m)
High 11:22pm (4.25m)
Mon 17th DecemberLow 05:59am (2.21m)
High 11:53am (4.46m)
Low 06:37pm (2.00m)
Tue 18th DecemberHigh 12:32am (4.39m)
Low 07:09am (2.04m)
High 12:59pm (4.62m)
Low 07:40pm (1.78m)