The Beach Guide

Sandsfoot Castle (Portland Harbour ) Beach

Sandsfoot Castle (Portland Harbour ) Beach - Dorset

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Set on a sand spit in Portland Harbour, Sandsfoot Castle is a small, privately-owned beach, backed by cliffs and the ruins of Castleton Castle.

Sheltered and sandy, Castle Cove is popular for a range of watersports including swimming, sailing, snorkelling and diving.

There is a cafe and a network of coastal footpaths.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Nearest town



    DT4 9JT

    OS grid ref.

    SY 6729 7725

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    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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