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Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle Beach

Portland, Dorset

The Portland Harbour beaches are small and secluded. The beaches are on a spit, just like the neighbouring Chesil Beach starting at the ruins of Castleton Castle. Castle Cove is a small privately owned sandy beach backed by cliffs.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

There are no beach facilities
There are toilets and a cafe at nearby Hamm Beach

Activities

Swimming
Snorkelling
Diving and sailing

Nature and Wildlife

There is a network of coastal footpaths in the area and 3 castles to visit.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

No

Cleaning and Litter

The beaches are not cleaned and there are no litter bins.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Dorchester Tourist Information Centre Antelope Walk Dorchester Dorset DT1 1BE Dorchester.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk 01305 267992

Location

Nearest town: Portland
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5939, -2.46204
Postcode: DT4 9JT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Access

Portland is off the A354.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Weymouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Weymouth (About a mile and a half away)
Upwey (Approx. 4 miles away)
Dorchester West (Approx. 8 miles away)
Dorchester South (Approx. 8 miles away)
Moreton (Dorset) (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

There is a small amount of free on-road parking by the beaches.

Nearby Car Parks

Brewers Quay South, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Brewers Quay North, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Council Offices, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Magistrates Court, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Nothe - West, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Cosens Quay, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Governors Lane, Weymouth (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Nothe - North, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Nothe - East, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Commercial Road, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portland