Portland, UK

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Getting To Know Portland – Cruise Port Guide


Portland marks the most southern point of the UK’s Jurassic Coast and our Portland cruise port guide is your chance to find out more about what there is to see and do during your time here. 

Portland is part of Dorset and is joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach and it’s one of the best places on the south coast for exploring. It’s rocky, rugged, natural and bursting with postcard perfect small villages and towns. In short, it’s a quaint and beautiful part of the UK and it’s becoming more popular with cruise passengers on British Isles sailings.

There are many things to see and do in Portland, many of which can be found in the great outdoors, so however you want to fill your time here, you can do so in exactly the best way for you. Let us recommend that you also stop for a traditional fish ‘n’ chips lunch at one of the many seafood cafes and restaurants to be found on your adventure. 


Key highlights of Portland

  • Jurassic Coast – some incredible beaches to enjoy, including Lyme Regis, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and West Bay
  • Fossil Hunting
  • Portland Castle
  • Castletown D-Day Centre
  • Rufus Castle
  • Pennsylvania Castle 
  • Weymouth Bay
  • Portland Bill
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Regular cruise line visitors

  • Saga
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Silversea
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Viking Ocean

Portland Cruise Port Guide Insider!


Tourist information can be found on the quayside

Shuttle buses are usually provided with the service taking guests into Weymouth

Locals quite often put on a spectacular show for departing ships which includes a gun salute, so make sure you’re out on deck around 30-minutes before sailing




Portland, UK

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