Church Ope Cove

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A small secluded rocky beach on the sheltered eastern side of Portland and a nearby cliff ledge


 

Site Details: 
Name of Location Church Ope Cove
Highlights
Facilities
  • Some parking nearby
  • Limited refreshments available
  • Toilets on site
OS Map Reference SY697710
Aspect Detail
Geology Limestone
Manager National Trust
Area Western Dorset
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
Loose Footings The beach is not easy walking on the loose stones

Some reserves, often coastal ones, can have loose footings on shingle, sand, even rocks. Not only can this be hazzardous they can be very tiring to walk across and one can sometimes find one has walked too far! 

Steps There are about 150 steps down to the beach and the same number back up again!

Whilst designed to make passage up or down slopes easier steps can still be trial for people with mobiloity problems. Steps also deteriorate over time and, if not on public footpaths, may be in need of attention. Beware trips and falls on steps. 

More site photos (see also link below): 

This map shows the location of the reserve (purple marker) and access points to the reserve (yellow markers). You can use the Google map controls to zoom in get a more detailed idea of where it is and where to park. If you click on a marker more information about directions,  sat nav co-ordinates and parking will display.

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