Church Ope Cove

Church Ope Cove, Isle of Portland: Hours, Address, Church Ope Cove Reviews: 4.5/5

Church Ope Cove
4.5
Beaches • Nature & Wildlife Areas
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Kevin W
5 contributions
Nice quiet beach
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely quiet beach reached by a nice but some what steep path. About two thirds down it's worth taking the path to the right and exploring the abandoned St Andrew's Church.
On the walk back we where privileged to see a common lizard basking on one of steps.
Written September 5, 2021
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Karri B
Edinburgh, UK75 contributions
Dog friendly, but wear shoes!!
Jul 2021
This quiet little cove was a 5 minute walk from our AirBnB. Lovely little place, but the stones really hurt your feet if you don't have some kind of shoes on. They are NOT pebbles, they are STONES and it is easy to lose your balance as you walk across them. If you can manage that, then it is well worth a visit!
Written July 26, 2021
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Sharon
Salisbury, UK36 contributions
Stunning
Jul 2021
I can’t get over just how beautiful this place was I’m totally in love.Not on,y stunning views but the hidden ruins of an old 13th century church and its graveyard with so called “pirate graves” Unfortunately none are pirates but it does add to the mystery.
The ruins of Rufus castle are a sight to behold and looks so majestic from the beach.I believe the cove was used for smuggling and coupled with the ruins of the church one can inly think Moonfleet!!
The 148 steps are steep and coming back up was a struggle for me but definitely worth it.
Written July 10, 2021
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JontyHogarth
13 contributions
Beautiful stony beach with clear water
Aug 2020
A different type of beach but worth the visit.
Parking is along the road at the top of the cliff and the walk down is rewarded with splendid views despite a few beach huts :-( The beach is picture-postcard although you might want to wear beach/reef shoes to protect your feet to get to the water. Lovely clean water for a brisk swim. Walk back up the cliff the other way via the ruins.
Written June 19, 2021
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annie20061
Tidworth, UK777 contributions
Pebble beach
Oct 2020 • Couples
The parking is free at the top and it is a walk downhill to get to it, so a bit steep on the way back and steps down to the cove. Painted beach huts with their own little gardens. Clear water. We walked up to the 13th century church ruins on the way back, which were interesting.
Written November 4, 2020
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Debbiehow
Manchester, UK98 contributions
A hidden gem on the Isle of Portland
Oct 2020 • Solo
In October Portland can feel like an austere place which is why this walk was even more special. I parked at Cheyne Weares and walked
along the well marked coastal path down to the cove. Spectacular views on the way down including Rufus Castle perching on the cliff top. The pebbly beach is beautifully remote, the beach huts with their gorgeous dry stone wall ‘gardens’ add a touch of beauty. The walk up to the main road is via good steps so is relatively easy.
Written October 23, 2020
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Victoria S
Telford, UK350 contributions
Lovely cove
Oct 2020
We had the cove to ourselves when we visited in October, which was lovely. There's quite a walk down to it, but it means it's nice and secluded. There are toilets down there which is a great bonus, and a free car park just over the road at the top. I could have stayed there all day listening to the pebbles rolling back and forth in the waves!
Written October 12, 2020
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sawbograham
Sawbridgeworth, UK952 contributions
Great escape
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great little cove. Beach huts at the bottom and free parking at the top. Well worth a visit and you can walk to the bill from there
Written October 4, 2020
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Laura
Weymouth, UK7 contributions
A hidden gem!
Aug 2020
Been here a few times, gorgeous views from the top. love exploring the cliff tops and the water in the cove is so clear!
Written October 3, 2020
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J.J M
Coventry, UK6 contributions
Beautiful place, quiet and tranquil a hidden Gem.
Sep 2020 • Family
Always a beautiful place to visit.

Been visiting for years. A great “hidden gem” toilet facilities on the beach and a place to get water.

Very beautiful. The walk back up the cove is steep but the route is properly paved with steps - there are a lot of steps but places to sit for a rest on the way.

There is free parking which is brilliant. Beautiful white pebbles and cliff views.
Written September 18, 2020
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