Fossil Hunting –

Church Ope Cove Beach

Beach & Fossil Hunting

The Church Ope Cove is a hidden small beach in Portland, due to having cliffs on three sides, is often sheltered from prevailing wind. The cove became a favourite sheltered beach for swimming and today continues to be popular for swimming, fishing, snorkelling and diving.

To access the beach, the main path follows the road past Portland Museum and leads under the arch bridge of Rufus Castle, then down concrete steps to the cove (Its a bit of climb to walk back up). You can also find some walking trails around the Church Ope Cove here

The beach is on the Jurassic coast, why not try your luck do some fossil hunting?

Portland Museum is close by, highly recommend to pay a visit too .)

p/s: its a bit of stairs walk to Church Ope Cove.

Path to Church Ope Cove
Church Ope Cove Portland