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Our campsite is based in Portland, Dorset with breathtaking views from Portland Bill to Weymouth Bay. Portland Bill Camping & Caravan Site was created specifically to accommodate guests wishing to stay in the area during the Olympic Games sailing events in the Weymouth & Portland waters during the summer of 2012.
Our campsite is open from the 26th July - 19th August 2012 and is situated on the east side of Portland adjacent to the World Heritage Site with stunning views out over Weymouth Bay. There is a good bus service to the Portland sailing academy, Weymouth and the surrounding district with the bus stop only about 400 metres from the camp site. Residents of our campsite also have exclusive access to an observation area in the north east of Portland overlooking all five Olympic sailing courses.
This is an opportunity not to be missed, it gives you the chance to site your tent, caravan or motorhome for the entire olympic games period and use it as a base for you and your family to enjoy this once in a life time experience. Camper vans and caravans, are accommodated in the adjoining field, spaces will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Nearby attractions and activities
Portland Bill (1 mile away)
Acres of country side to walk the most picturesque section of the Jurassic coast.
Nearby is the Portland Bird observatory, a lighthouse, also Pulpit Rock. A huge slab of Stone to watch the “Race” where several tides meet causing many ship wrecks in the past.
A hand crane used originally to load Portland Stone into barges for delivery to London, now lowers small fishing boats into the water.
Plenty of parking & the whole area belongs to the Crown Estate.
Lobster pot (1 mile away)
The Lobster Pot Restaurant, established in 1952, is located next to the famous Portland Bill lighthouse on Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Famous for our fresh crab, Dorset Cream Tea and an almost fanatical obsession with creating the perfect chip there is something for everyone. See their website: www.lobsterpotrestaurantportland.co.uk
Pulpit Inn (0.9 miles away)
The Pulpit Inn is a family run public house, with Dan and Jackie being mine host for over 28 years, along with daughter Catherine. Overlooking the English Channel at Portland Bill on the Isle of Portland, on the Jurassic coast. The southwest coastal path crosses the land of the pub. Offering an extensive menu from simple sandwiches, hearty home cooked dishes, through to locally source fresh fish, shellfish, prime steaks, duck and chicken. On a Sunday lunchtime we have are renowned Sunday Roast Carvery which has been said “to be the best in the west”. See their website: www.thepulpitinn.co.uk
Sculpture Park (1 mile away)
Once, one of the 80 working quarries on the island were originally worked by hand, from around 1750, “by family quarry gangs” who owned strips of the land called “Lawnsheds”. Using the natural joints, they worked extremely hard to extract the best stone, Whitbed and Basebed, from 30 to 60 feet down.
Tout quarry is a unique place where sculptures are carved into a landscape left by the quarrymen and mellowed by nature. Searching For them will help you explore all the interesting parts of the quarry. Discover 60 ‘hidden’ sculptures and learn along the way about rocks, history & wildlife of this fascinating place. There are several sculptures by famous people from their early days of working with the medium of stone.
Coastal Path (passes right by our campsite)
A highly recommended way to explore the island of Portland by foot or cycle! The coastal path is just under 8 miles in length and forms a complete circuit around the island taking you from landmarks like Portland Bill and the high angle batteries to stunning views over Chesil Beach and it also passes right past the island's working quarries which produce the world famous Portland Stone.
A map of the coastal path around Portland can be found here
Ocean Spa (0.8 miles away)
A luxury day spa & health club less than 1 mile away! A place to soothe the stresses of modern day living, hide yourself away and reap the benefits of taking time out. Whether you want to indulge with our luxurious spa treatments, prepare for a special occasion or improve your health & fitness through gym training or classes, you have found the perfect place. Facilities include a full gym including cardio and weight training equipment, treatment rooms, swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, bar and restaurant.
For more information visit: www.theoceanspa.co.uk
Fancy's Farm (2 miles away)
A new community farm on Portland and is the home to the only flock of rare breed Portland Sheep on Portland. We also have goats, alpacas, geese, chickens, pigs and Poppy and Ozzie the farm dogs. They are open every day between 10am and dusk and welcome visitors. Bring the children to meet and to learn about the animals! See their website: www.fancysfarm.co.uk
Attractions near Portland Bill Camping and Caravan Site
- Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (6.7 miles)
- Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (7.5 miles)
- Lulworth Heritage Centre (11.3 miles)
- Max Gate (13.3 miles)
- Hardy's Cottage (14.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Portland Bill Camping and Caravan Site
Around the Island of Portland (0.3 miles) Walking
Church Ope Cove (1.8 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Portland Harbour Sandsfoot Castle (5.3 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 6.6mi
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 13.3mi
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 19.1mi
- Train stations
Weymouth Rail Station — 6.7mi
Upwey Rail Station — 9.0mi
Dorchester South Rail Station — 13.3mi
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 6.3mi
Poole Ferry Terminal — 24.2mi
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 24.6mi
- Bournemouth International Airport — 32.7mi
Please use postcode DT5 2JT (Portland Bill Road) or if your satnav can accept co-ordinates please enter: 50.525958, -2.441132
Main road route
• Navigate to Dorchester via the A35
• From Dorchester, follow the A354 to Weymouth, continue on this route through Weymouth and Wyke Regis towards the island of Portland. Upon arrival on Portland follow signposts to Portland Bill lighthouse, when on Portland Bill Road leading to the lighthouse please look for our campsite entrance signpost on the left hand side of the road.
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