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Church Ope Cove

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So much to see in one location.

Start this walk at the Pen castle foot path, proceed through the "pirates" graveyard then down into... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tony w
Peaceful and tranquil place

What a great find. Such a peaceful place with a real atmospheric feel to it. Bit of a hike down and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jackie H
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked there from Portland Castle - after the initial hill it was fairly straightforward, except the footpaths are not very clear so best ask locals the way as you go along. The views from the cliff tops on the walk are excellent. The cove...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 2 days ago

Start this walk at the Pen castle foot path, proceed through the "pirates" graveyard then down into the cove...continue by counting the steps up to finish at the Portland museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tony w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find. Such a peaceful place with a real atmospheric feel to it. Bit of a hike down and back up but well worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Church Ope cove is a small rocky inlet about 300 metres wide and 350 metres from seafront to cliff base. It can be approached by following the coastal path, or from the main road above the village, which will see you walking down a very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank garyharvey261
Reviewed January 23, 2019

this beach is quite secluded, but like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! its made of reasonably large stones, but is good all round. The beach gives a very good view of the sea!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank William_Hynesy
Reviewed November 18, 2018

A beautiful, simple place for piece and a little wander on a pebble beach with amazing views of the sea crashing against the rocks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trip43191829352
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Had a couple of spare hours, so got my kit on and headed out to the cliffs from Weston Street and a hour later ended up at the Cove, beautiful views no matter what time of year.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grantb468
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This beach is easily missed. The parking is free, but across the road. The view from above the beach is beautiful, however the walk down is steep, but paved. The beach is covered in pebbles, although there is some sand.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Walk down to the beach is something you see in the Mediterranean,It’s so beautiful. The beach itself is small and quiet. It’s also dog friendly! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank B1608YNlauram
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Church Ope Cove is easily missed if you don’t know where to look. It is found down a lane at the end of Wakeham, near to Portland Museum. At the end of the lane is a viewpoint beside Rufus Castle (also called Bow & Arrow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chrissieb94
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Christopher H
September 16, 2016|
Response from KatrinaT230 | 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
May 28, 2015|
Response from Vicki14444 |
Yes definitely!