Church Ope Cove Beach

Church Ope Cove beach is a pebble beach with a small stream on the eastern side of Portland and as the tide goes out you have a number of rock pools and some sand.

The beach is sheltered as it has cliffs on three sides. Popular diving location to access the many wrecks off Portland.

Facilities include car parking a short walk away, toilets and cafe nearby. Parking is a little way away and the route to the beach involves a walk through a wood, graveyard and then down stone steps.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Church Ope Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Church Ope Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Place Category: Beaches

Church Ope Cove Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Feb 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)

Weymouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Church Ope Cove Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Church Ope Cove Beach is at PORTLAND 3.21 km (1.99 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:00 (Height 0.30m)
   High Tide at 08:25 (Height 2.00m)
   Low Tide at 13:24 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 20:53 (Height 1.82m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:30 (Height 0.30m)
   High Tide at 08:55 (Height 1.94m)
   Low Tide at 13:50 (Height 0.26m)
   High Tide at 21:16 (Height 1.75m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:59 (Height 0.31m)
   High Tide at 09:17 (Height 1.85m)
   Low Tide at 14:19 (Height 0.26m)
   High Tide at 21:34 (Height 1.69m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:28 (Height 0.33m)
   High Tide at 09:38 (Height 1.77m)
   Low Tide at 14:49 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 21:56 (Height 1.63m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:58 (Height 0.38m)
   High Tide at 10:09 (Height 1.69m)
   Low Tide at 15:22 (Height 0.32m)
   High Tide at 22:31 (Height 1.56m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:31 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 10:51 (Height 1.58m)
   Low Tide at 16:03 (Height 0.40m)
   High Tide at 23:19 (Height 1.47m)
Tue 14 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:20 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 11:45 (Height 1.44m)
   Low Tide at 17:01 (Height 0.53m)

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