We often get asked where is the best place to camp on Portland for climbers? The short answer is there are no campsites on the island itself (with the exception of the small camping area at the Youth Hostel). The good news is there are plenty of campsites in the wider Weymouth and Purbeck area, and below are a selection that our climbers have visited in the past.
Sea Barn Farm is in a uniquely beautiful location, with panoramic views of the Fleet Lagoon, Lyme Bay, Chesil Bank and Isle of Portland.
Tom's Field Campsite has been established in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck for over 60 years. Tom's Field is open from mid March to end of October.
Family friendly site with bar, swimming pool and breathtaking views.
Award winning camping in a unique location on the shores of the Fleet Lagoon, overlooking Chesil Beach and the Sea.
Pebble Bank Caravan Park is situated less than two miles from Weymouth town centre, and its Blue Flag Award beach.
The campsite is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it quiet and secluded, and safe for children. There are extensive sea views from most parts of the site, and guests have the use of the of the private beach, which forms part of the farm. Open in August only.
Set in several acres of the Dorset countryside with scenic views of the Weymouth area, our campers return yearly to the peaceful surroundings.
Martleaves Farm Campsite is located between Weymouth and Portland in Dorset on the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. We are a licensed site with 20 pitches for vans and 20 for tents.
White Horse campsite is situated under the White Horse, lovely flat fields and plenty of open space. 10 minutes drive from the beach and surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty.
YHA Portland has spectacular views over Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour, and is the gateway to an array of activities like climbing, sailing, diving, wind surfing, sea kayaking and more. Visit Site
The Bunker offers self-catering and B & B accomodation right in the heart of Portland. Visit Site
Portland Bunkhouse offers our guests simple, clean and convenient accommodation, with the most spectacular views from the top of Portland Bill. Visit Site
The Aqua, constructed of Portland Stone, with a clean modern interior is situated on a stone pier, in historic Castletown, overlooking the whole of Portland Harbour. Discounts available. Visit Site
The Heights Hotel is set at the heart of the World Heritage Coastline on the summit of the Isle of Portland, Dorset. Stunning panoramic views over Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour. Visit Site
With nearly 300 Dorset Holiday Cottages, Dream Cottages can help you find your ideal self-catering holiday cottage by the seaside or in the countryside. Visit Site
Ideal for small groups, couples & families – fabulous rural and sea views. Sleeps up to 8+ 2 comfortably in either single/twin or king-size beds, bunk beds and a king-size sofa bed in the lounge which can accommodate the 2 extra people. Visit Site
Ideal for small groups, couples and families -extensive sea views. Sleeps up to 6 people comfortably in either single/twin or king-size beds. Visit Site