About Portland, Dorset

About the Area

The Isle of Portland is located on the south coast of Dorset and forms part of the World Heritage Coastline, known as the ‘Jurassic Coast’. Famous for centuries as the home of Portland Stone (used by Sir Christopher Wren on St Paul’s Cathedral and numerous other London churches), Portland has evolved into a centre for leisure activities including fishing, diving, bird watching, rock climbing, walking and a variety of water sports, including sailing at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, venue for the sailing events at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Portland is made up of several village communities, Fortuneswell, Castletown, Easton, The Grove, Weston and Sothwell which together boast a range of amenities including shops, health centres, primary and secondary schools.

From Portland Bill, with its lighthouse, in the south to Chesil Beach and Portland Harbour in the north, visitors and residents enjoy some of the most spectacular landscapes and views in South Dorset.

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