Castle Cove Sailing Club are returning this area into a space that respects nature and the local community. The work cannot all be undertakenimmediately so we plan to bring you updates when we have them. We know that people will always want to visit our beach for many different reasons, but predominantly it is because it provides a connection to Portland harbour an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). The intention is to celebrate its beauty and to provide public information about the harbour, including its history, ecology, safety, weather and the sailing activities that take place.
Please read the other signs for information about using the beach and harbour.
We would like to hear your feedback on our plans for this small area of land and also any suggestions you may have, please follow the link below to get in touch with us (please select 'Foreshore Feedback' as the topic).
APRIL 2023 UPDATE - Sign Installation
We have been working hard to get a sign in place so that passers by and users of the beach and foreshore area get to know what we plan to do with the land. On Thursday 6th April an Information sign was installed, with a link to this website to help everyone get up to date information. We needed to re-word the white 'Public Notice' sign that was on a post at the end of Old Castle Road. We have taken this sign down and replaced it with a new sign on the ramp down to the beach. There is an area of land above the beach which has become unstable and, on the advice of Natural England, we have fenced it off to allow vegetation to reestablish which will help to stabilise the area
MARCH 2023 UPDATE - Gabion basket installation
On Saturday 25th March a group of more than 30 volunteers moved 24 tonnes of Portland stone to fill 23 gabion baskets. These baskets replace the unsightly concrete blocks which will be removed. One of the things we might do is grow some coastal loving plants in the top of some of these gabion baskets - what do you think about this as an idea? Please do get in touch using the link above.