In no particualr order, here are a few things you can get involved in on Portland. There are also plenty of things to do on the mainland if you fancy it, but why not make the most of where you are?!
Huge amounts of excellent sport climbing for all grades. There is usually somewhere with good conditions whatever the time of year and easy access to most of it!
We are a stones throw from the beach and a short walk to the marina where you can hire a huge variety of kit, book lessons or just crack on if you know what you're doing.
The Bunker is nestled right on the South West Coast Path which gives us exceptional walks right from the front door. Any direction you go gives you coastal walks, rolling hills, ridge ways and historic monuments to stomp around to your hearts content.
Swimming spots in every direction from busy beaches to secluded coves. What more could you wish for!
PORTLAND BILL LIGHTHOUSE
Opened in 2015, the former lighthouse keepers' dwellings now feature fun and informative maritime displays and interactives.
TOUT QUARRY SCULPTURE PARK
Tout Quarry is an abandoned stone quarry which has now been turned into a sculpture park. Take a walk around the quarry and try and spot all the various stone carvings hidden around - You could explore for hours and still wouldn't have found every carving hidden there!
Portland’s Museum was founded in 1930 by Dr Marie Stopes in two early 17th century stone cottages.
Today the Museum houses many of the artefacts associated with the history and culture of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland and tells the story of local industry, the Sea, the Prisons and the People.
Fancy's Farm is an absolute must whilst you are staying and one of our favourite places. Fancy's is a community run farm, which is free to visit and say hello to some of the friendliest animals!
This is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Portland Castle offers lots to do for families and couples alike, and only half a mile from The Bunker, this historic adventure can easily be combined with some more contemporary seaside fun.
Castletown D-Day Centre is an authentic recreation of the busy wartime dockyard on the Isle of Portland, from which in 1944, thousands of American troops of the 5th US Corps and the US 1st infantry, embarked, bound for the heavily defended beaches of Nazi occupied France.
FOOD & DRINK
Want to go for a pint or some food? Here are a few recommendations on the Island! There are absolutaly loads more if you want to head into Weymouth and beyond, so just ask if you're thinking about further afeild!
THE COVE HOUSE INN
The Cove is one of the only pubs on Portland with a sea view and watching the sunset with a pint is an absolute must whilst you're here! Great pub grub too, but it'll book up quickly so make sure you call in advance if you want a table!
The Brit is one of our favourite pubs and also one of the most affordable on the Island. It's a little uphill to get there but well worth it! A free and quirky pool table, chalk boards in the toilets and a lovely court yard garden makes this an absolute gem of a pub!
The George is a fantastic option if you are at the top of the island! It often has bands playing, pub grub and a big old garden for enjoying the sunshine!
WHITE STONES ART CAFÉ
If you fancy a little food, Whitestones is top notch! The courtyard garden is our favourite place to grab a bite and on a sunny day the rest of the garden is a little tropical paradise in the heart of Easton!
Chesil Chippie is just next door and offers the finest fish & chips around. They have a really excellent selection including vegan options too!
THE LITTLE SHIP
The Little Ship is our closest pub and it has a pool table, skittles alley and dart board to keep you entertained!