Places To Stay in Portland

Looking for somewhere to stay on this beautiful stretch of Dorset coast? 

There’s a great range of accommodation on Portland, so whether you are visiting for the fantastic range of sports on offer, the history and heritage, the nature and wildlife or simply to get away from the hurly burly of modern life, then you’re sure to find something to suit your needs and budget.

A room with a view

Many of the accommodation establishments on Portland offer a fantastic coastal view. Wake up and look out at the beautiful rugged coastline or simply sit and watch the sun setting over the sea in the evening.

The Heights Hotel sits right at the summit of the island and offers panoramic views over Chesil Beach, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour from the Bistro. Guests have a choice of classic or spacious ensuite bedrooms, some with their own patio or inter-connecting doors for family groups. The hotel offers themed breaks throughout the year including a highly popular Wildlife Break.

5 Star Accommodation

For an award-winning 5 star holiday park, Chesil Beach overlooks the famous beach of the same name.

Choose from a range of static caravans and apartments, some with sea views and which are dog-friendly or accessible.

The park is great for families and offers plenty to do in all weathers including an indoor heated pool, bar and restaurant, on-site gym, daily family activities and evening entertainment. 

It's just 3 miles from Weymouth town centre with a regular bus service or you could walk or cycle along the Rodwell Trail into town.

Holiday at your own pace

Set in the grounds of the luxury Pennsyvania Castle Estate lies the tranquil Cove Holiday Park. This secluded park provides modern, self catering chalets, pods and holiday homes offering spectacular clifftop views.

A lovely feature to this park is the ‘Eat In’ option available to take the hassle out of preparing meals during your stay. Whether that’s a homemade breakfast basket delivery, an alfresco lunch and bottle of wine, or a pizza delivery straight from the pizza oven with a couple of beers, you can just eat, drink and enjoy your surroundings.

A stone’s throw

Just across the causeway in Wyke Regis, overlooking Smallmouth Bay you'll find The Oyster Catcher. With extensive views of the Isle of Portland and the harbour and with a beach just steps away from your front door, you'll love sitting on the balcony overlooking the water.

Nearby is the start of the Rodwell Trail - great for an afternoon stroll down to Sandsfoot Castle for an ice cream and the Fleet Nature Reserve is just across the road.

Tempted? Go on, book your break to Portland now!

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Chesil Beach Holiday Park

Chesil Beach (previously known as Chesil Vista) is a 5* Holiday Park celebrating a breath-taking coastal location overlooking Portland and the Fleet with panoramic sea views. The fantastic on-park...


Situated on the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site coast. Clifftops luxury lodges are within the grounds of Portland’s Pennsylvania Castle and have uninterrupted sea views. Unique and...

Cove Holiday Park

Cove Park is a unique Dorset coastal park set in the grounds of Pennsylvania Castle Estate. Just next door to the Castle the park’s fine sea views and island setting promise total relaxation...

Cove Lodge

Cove Lodge represents the very definition of laid-back luxury. The lodge provides panoramic sea views, an elegant interior, and the perfect location for short breaks, or getaways with friends. Cove...

Pennsylvania Castle

Pennsylvania Castle is an exclusive wedding, events and private rental venue overlooking the charming Church Ope Cove and UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. The neo-gothic design of the Castle...

The Heights Hotel

The Heights Hotel set on the summit of Portland with stunning sea and coastal views over Weymouth and Chesil beach towards Lyme Bay. A warm welcome awaits you at the hotel - whether you are staying...

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