No. 35 Boutique Accommodation is located on the Isle of Portland, 5 miles south of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset. Portland is central for exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast. Portland Harbour & Marina is 5 minutes drive away & will be used for the 2012 Olympic Sailing events. There are beautiful coastal paths to explore, Church Ope Cove, Chesil Beach & Portland Bill Lighthouse all nearby.
Nearby Points of Interest
- Church Ope Cove (1.5 mi)
- Beautiful secluded pebble beach located 5/10 minutes walk from us. You can stroll along the coastal path & then down steps or woodland path to reach this hidden gem.Don't forget to explore the old church ruins and hidden Pirate's graveyard.
- Portland Castle (2 mi)
- Portland Castle, also known as one of the Device Forts, or Henrician Castles, was built in this location to defend Weymouth against the threat of attack. The Castle was built circa 1540, of Ashlar stone, the finest Portland Stone available, which perhaps contributes to the excellent condition that the Castle has maintained during the past four and a half centuries.
- Portland Bill Lighthouse (2.5 mi)
- The famous Portland Bill lighthouse was built in 1906, stands 35m high and has been keeping shipping safe along this stretch of the Dorset Coast. It is still in working order but is now fully automatic. Guided tours of the lighthouse can be arranged but these are subject to opening times. This a 5 minute drive or you can jump on the seasonal open top bus to enjoy the view.
- Chesil Beach (2 mi)
- Chesil Beach is a stunning 18-mile long shingle bank running between West Bay and Portland. Protected behind Chesil Beach is the Fleet lagoon.
- Abbotsbury (10 mi)
- Abbotsbury is located 14km west of Weymouth and offers plenty for wildlife spotters, including a nesting colony of over 600 mute swans at Abbotsbury Swannery. The New Inn Boutique recommends a visit to the beautiful Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens.
- Diving (2 mi)
- Dorset benefits from miles of coastline with a variety of different habitats from reefs to an abundance of historic shipwrecks. This variety and accessibility makes Dorset a paradise for divers at all levels and Portland is in the perfect location to exploit this natural bounty.The area is probably most famous for the extensive variety of wreckage scattered around the coast. There are wrecks suitable for all levels of diving from the beginner to the most experienced.
- Windsurfing & Sailing (2 mi)
- Portland harbour has been a Mecca for windsurfers for many years. With predominately south-westerly winds blowing over the equally famous Chesil beach the waters in the harbour itself, at least close to shore, is about as flat as salt water is ever going to get.Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour & Marina will be the venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions. The excellent sailing waters of Weymouth and Portland are some of the most beautiful and safe waters in the UK.
- Portland Stone experience & Tout Quarry Sculptures (0 mi)
- On Portland there is a wealth of footpaths to help you explore the island's unique character and beauty. There is a selection of walks that we have chosen to be included in our general information folder found in each room. Portland has lots of fascinating coastal paths where you can explore hidden coves or walk the Merchant railway in the footsteps of the quarrymen and their wagons of stone. Check out Tout Quarry Sculpture Park with its breathtaking views & amazing stone sculptures.
- The Sculpture Hut at Portland Bill (3 mi)
- Deepen your experience of the Jurassic Coast with Artist Sarah Gilpin. Choose from Stone Sculpture where you explore natural rock formations, choose a chunk of Portland Stone, and create your own sculpture to take home or try Creative Wanderings where you walk, create and photograph your own artwork within the Portland landscape. Half days tailored to meet all ages.
- Jurassic Coast Safari (5 mi)
- Sit back and relax on one of Jurassic Safari's Land Rover Safaris as they take you off the beaten track for a taste of Dorset's secret beauty in the style and safety of the world’s leading 4x4.
They aim to get you up close and personal to some of the most spectacular views and wildlife the Jurassic coast has to offer.
- Dorset Seafood Festival (5 mi)
- Weymouth harbour is the perfect backdrop to the annual Dorset Seafood Festival, which takes place in July. With over 80 stalls, mouth-watering seafood menus, celebrity chefs, Pommery champagne, local ales and a fabulous atmosphere, the festival also raises money for The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.
- b-side Festival Multimedia Arts Festival (0 mi)
- Weymouth: 27 July – 12 Aug
Portland: 29 Aug – 9 Septb-side Festival returns in 2012 with a challenging and inspiring programme of contemporary art, intended to delight and provoke in equal measure.Explore the ‘flipside’ of the coast, with leading national and international artists exploring the themes of ‘margins, boundaries, portals and departure points’ using visual art, digital media, performance and film.
The Boutique is part of the festival with a special event on 1st Sept
- Maritime Mix 2012 (0 mi)
- DORSET & THE JURASSIC COAST’S LARGEST CREATIVE CELEBRATION 9TH MARCH – 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Check the website link for calendar of exciting events in the surrounding area of Portland.
- Camp Bestival Festival (20 mi)
- Camp Bestival takes place August 2013 at Lulworth Castle run by DJ Rob D Bank. Just 30 minutes drive away along the coast. Day passes are available for the event or weekend camping passes.
- Portland Museum (1 mi)
- The Museum is only a short stroll away, perfect stop off whilst exploring Church Ope Cove and surrounding coastal paths. Seasonal opening times and they run lots of events throughout the year.The intention of the Portland Museum is to advance the education of the public by providing and maintaining artefacts and specimens relating to the natural sciences, natural history, archaeology, literature, music, the fine-decorative arts, antiques and local history relating to the Island of Portland
- Whitestone's gallery & cafe (0 mi)
- If you fancy a change of atmosphere, Whitestone's is just a minute's stroll from our doorstep. Beautiful cafe & gallery.
- Flair Hair & Beauty (0 mi)
- We can arrange for appointments for you in advance at the newly refurbished and chic, Flair Hair & Beauty Salon. Just a stone's throw from The New Inn Boutique.
- Island Gallery & Gifts (0 mi)
- Lovely and quirky gallery & gift shop opposite Easton Gardens. Great place to purchase gifts for family or friends.
- Easton Garden's & Park (0 mi)
- Just a short stroll down the road is Easton Gardens. Great for an afternoon picnic.
- Tesco Superstore & Boots Pharmacy (0 mi)
- Portland's Tesco Superstore is 5 minutes walk & Boot Pharmacy can be found at bottom of Easton Gardens.
Follow signs to Portland on A354, drive through Fortuneswell, at roundabout take 2nd exit sign posted Easton, drive ½ mile on road and The New Inn is on the right hand side in Easton village.
The hotel is a short bus ride from Weymouth rail station, with regular services to Southampton Central and much of the UK rail network.