Region: South West
This nine hectare coastal site on the south-western shore of Portland Harbour, Dorset includes flood defences, open greenspace and a waterfront promenade between Portland Castle and Portland Marina. There are splendid sea views from Castle Court Memorial Garden overlooking the marina and harbour. The site is close to the tourist hotspot of Chesil Beach, part of the Jurassic Coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mulberry Avenue, Portland, DT5 1AZ
Site size: 9 hectares
Castletown car park is a five minute walk.
There are toilets at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre.
(click here to find the nearest public toilets)
The Boat That Rocks Cafe is located at the end of the promenade.
There are surfaced paths suitable for wheelchair access.
Well controlled dogs welcome.
Splendid views, panorama telescope, memorial garden, interpretation panels, waterfront snugs, sea watching, bird spotting, HMS Osprey Lynx Display Helicopter, HMS Illustrious Memorial, “Tom” the Torpedo, The ‘Lookout' Log, Portland Coastguard SAR stone, WW II Mulberry Harbour caissons and sculptures, Millennium Pillars, Portland Branch Railway stone, harbour fortifications and naval heritage. Occasional events are organised jointly with Dorset Wildlife Trust.
The promenade is a great place to spot seabirds and other marine life. The landscaped bays around the snugs provide a refuge for coastal shrubs, wildflowers, grasses and insects.
Chesil Beach, Portland Castle, Castletown D-Day Centre, South West Coast Path, National Cycle Network Route, Portland Ferry, Portland History, Portland Marina, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
The Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England) transferred ownership of land at Osprey Quay to the Osprey Quay Management Services Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Land Trust in 2014.
During the Olympics, Osprey Quay was host to the main sailing events and athlete village and a focus for thousands of people who gathered along the Weymouth and Portland coastline to watch the sailing events, which included sailor Ben Ainslie winning his fourth Olympic gold.
The Trust is responsible for ensuring that Osprey Quay’s flood defences are maintained and repaired to protect local business and leisure users and for providing high quality estate management services for the site’s associated open greenspace.
The Trust has appointed locally-based Wessex Ground Services to undertake the day-to-day management at the site and this partnership ensures that Osprey Quay is managed in a way that supports existing businesses, attracts new companies and engenders a successful and attractive new residential development.
A 24 hour emergency number is available for tenants and the public to report any problems: 0300 365 9506.
To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Officer Steve Crosby .
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