"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Portland Harbour - Castle Cove Beach

Portland Harbour Castle Cove is in Portland Harbour on the Dorset coast. It is a sheltered sandy cove, approximately 220 metres wide, backed by cliffs.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Portland

Local authority: Dorset County Council

OS Grid Reference: SY676774


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Things to see and do near Portland Harbour - Castle Cove Beach

  • Brewers Quay and Timewalk Journey (1m)
  • Sharkys Play Zone (1m)
  • Nothe Fort (1m)
  • Lakeside SuperBowl Weymouth (1m)
  • Blooming Kids (1m)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (1m)
  • The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail (2m)
  • Granby Fun Factory (2m)
  • Portland Castle (2m)
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park (2m)
  • Pirate Adventure Golf (2m)
  • Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (2m)
  • Portland Plateau Walk (3m)
  • SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (3m)
  • Easton Gardens (4m)
  • Portland Museum (4m)

Tourist Information

Weymouth Visitor Centre
Unit 1, Colwell Centre
School Street

Phone 01305 561 643
Email enquiries@weymouthinformationcentre.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 19 July


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 81%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 59%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 54%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 21°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 52%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 62%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 68%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
06:05 BST
(05:05 GMT)
High Tide
12:18 BST
(11:18 GMT)
Low Tide
18:16 BST
(17:16 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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.

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