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Church Ope Cove

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Stunning and secluded

My favourite day of the holiday was spent here - its beautiful, quiet, clear blue waters. Want to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Stop & Visit if on Portland Isle

There is a lot to see at this stop. The Cove is a small beach, and you must take steps down to it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 10 July 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
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We passed this interesting secluded cove as we walked around the island as part of our SWCP adventure. Lots of cabins but still a tranquil place to get away from things.

1  Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Not sure what the hype is here, down a path and lots of stairs, pass through an iteresting derelict church and grave yard, pass lots of random wooden sheds and arrive on the pebble beach, there is a toilet block and thats it, I guess...More

3  Thank youknowme54
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Peaceful, beautiful nice place. Great views and cliff walks. Good for walking, no matter the weather it’s always nice here.

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Park in the free car park marked church ope. Cross the road then go to the museum. Continue walking down the steep footpath past the castle ruin. You will need to be physically fit to do this. The cove is large pebble, rock. Have fun...More

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 22 January 2018

a peaceful cove usually off the beaten track of the tourist! a great place to visit don't forget to look out of the pirate gravestones on the decent to the cove when you pass through the ruin church!

Thank Gabby26
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Christopher H
16 September 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
28 May 2015|
Response from Vicki14444 |
Yes definitely!