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.

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 12 beaches at Weymouth, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 17.6℃ to 18.5℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 18.2℃ to 19.1℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 17.7℃ to 19.2℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 19℃ to 20.8℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 19.3℃ to 20.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 19.9℃ to 21.3℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 21.1℃ to 21.5℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (ENE)

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.

Sun 07 Aug
   High Tide at 01:34 (Height 1.44m)
   Low Tide at 06:53 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 14:42 (Height 1.42m)
   Low Tide at 19:35 (Height 0.73m)
Mon 08 Aug
   High Tide at 03:07 (Height 1.40m)
   Low Tide at 08:12 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 16:06 (Height 1.54m)
   Low Tide at 21:16 (Height 0.72m)
Tue 09 Aug
   High Tide at 04:32 (Height 1.47m)
   Low Tide at 09:49 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 17:15 (Height 1.72m)
   Low Tide at 22:48 (Height 0.60m)
Wed 10 Aug
   High Tide at 05:45 (Height 1.61m)
   Low Tide at 10:58 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 18:17 (Height 1.93m)
   Low Tide at 23:44 (Height 0.45m)
Thu 11 Aug
   High Tide at 06:50 (Height 1.79m)
   Low Tide at 11:52 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 19:14 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 00:30 (Height 0.29m)
Fri 12 Aug
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 1.95m)
   Low Tide at 12:40 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 20:07 (Height 2.28m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:14 (Height 0.15m)
   High Tide at 08:51 (Height 2.08m)
   Low Tide at 13:23 (Height 0.17m)
   High Tide at 21:01 (Height 2.38m)

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