Portland and around

Explore what’s happening in and around Portland

Portland and around
Gourmet seafood platter at the Crab House Café

Tingle your tastebuds

When it comes to places to eat out, we’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for an easy meal after a long day on the water or a chance to sample some of Dorset’s finest fare and locally sourced seafood, there’s something for every taste and budget.

Get afloat!

It doesn’t matter how you get on the water or what you bob about on, just as long as you’re having fun afloat! Whether you're a salty sea dog, just finding your sea legs or never dipped your toes in the big, blue briny before, there’s something here for everyone.

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Aaaaaaaaaaand relax at The Beauty Deck

After all that fun afloat, treat yourself to some 'me time' and unwind at The Beauty Deck. Soothe sore muscles (the hot stone massage is the epitomy of bliss!), pamper your hands and feet or even get a beard trim all with a gorgeous marina view. Find them on Facebook or book directly through Fresha.

Berth holders party at Portland Marina

It’s all happening here!

Ashore or afloat, there’s always something going on! Our charity Berth Holders party in June, Weymouth’s famous seafood festival in July and Portland Week’s family friendly fun in August are all highlights of our year. Keep an eye on our events page for what’s coming up!

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Shopping & supplies

A well-stocked galley is an important part of life afloat and conveniently Lidl’s is just 5 minutes' walk away. For boaty bits and bobs there’s our on-site boat store and for more options, Easton and Weymouth are a short bus (or ferry!) ride away. Ask the marina team for directions.

Museums & Galleries

Our little isle may be small, but it has a big history stretching right back to the Jurassic period which gives this coastline its name. That same coastline has inspired a multitude of artists and Portland has some hidden gems of galleries tucked away amongst the cottages, cafes and quarries as well as quirky curiosities nestled amongst the rocks. 

Portland Coast Path

Walks and wanders

Part of the South West coast path, Portland’s coastline offers stunning views and a snapshot of local history. For a more family friendly walk, take the Rodwell Trail to Weymouth along the quarries old railway route. We’ve got maps in the marina office, so pop in and ask!

Church Ope Cove Portland

Beautiful beaches

Hamm Beach is perfectly sheltered for swimming and floating about. For sunbathing, sunset BBQ’s and (very!) refreshing dips in crystal clear water, Chesil’s 18 miles of pebbles are best. Church Ope Cove is a hidden gem on Portland’s east coast. For traditional seaside sandcastle building, pop round to Weymouth’s golden sands.

A little something for everyone

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