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Portland Bill

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A wonderful picture of the lighthouse by Graham Kingdon on 1st Feb 2012.
Portland Bill lighthouse from Pulpit Rock.
A lovely picture of Portland Bill lighthouse and the wonderful Sea Pinks that flower all over the island during May.
A couple of lovely pictures of the old lighthouse, which is now a bird observatory run as a private enterprise.
There is a cottage and several bunk rooms for very good rates. The cottage sleeps six and costs 40pn for non-members and 28pn for members. To book the cottage or the rooms contact obs@portlandbill.com
An old view of Portland Bill showing the quarry near Pulpit Rock.
The lighthouse from the sea.
The lighthouse framed by Red crane, once used for loading stone onto barges but now used only for lowering fishing boats.
The same crane in rough weather, the base of the crane is over twenty feet above the sea.
Sea caves to the east of Portland Bill.
The Bill in rough weather.
Three close up views of the lighthouse.
 
 
A lovely evening picture of the lighthouse.
The lighthouse at sunset in calm weather.
A view of the lighthouse from the coast path.
Pulpit rock was created by quarrying, there are steps cut into the rock but be very careful if you climb it. It is 70' to the sea below, local children jump from it in the summer into the sea. The snorkelling around the base is excellent but be vary careful as the tide runs very quickly here and it is only safe to enter the water around low tide.
Pulpit Rock at sunset.
Pulpit Rock at sunset.
Two views of the ledges at Bob's Crane between Southwell and Portland Bill.
 
One of the large flat stone ledges at Portland Bill. The rocks here are full of fossils. Be careful here as the sea washes of these rocks in all but the calmest of weather.
This picture shows the large piles of weed that build up in the gullies during the summer. Fishing around these can be excellent for Mullet and Bass as the fish come in close to feed on insects and larvae in the weed.
A view towards Portland Bill from Bob's Crane.
A nice shot of the bird observatory and the Higher Lighthouse. There is a cottage and several bunk rooms for very good rates. The cottage sleeps six and costs 40pn for non-members and 28pn for members. To book the cottage or the rooms contact obs@portlandbill.com
Whiskey Bravo flying over Portland Bill, this is probably the most well known rescue helicopter in the UK due to it starring in the BBC series Seaside Rescue.

 

 

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