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This is just one of over 200 reserves and wildlife hot-spots featured on the Nature of Dorset. Find out where this site is, what it is like and what you can see there below.
A small secluded rocky beach on the sheltered eastern side of Portland and a nearby cliff ledge
|Name of Location||Church Ope Cove|
|Diversity||Low (50-100 species)|
|OS Map Reference||SY697710|
|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.
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