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For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore.

Portland Bill Lighthouse is located on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Portland, 1.2 miles south of the village of Easton.

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Public Transport
Frequent bus service from Weymouth - Route 1A

Admission Prices

Adults £2.00
Senior Citizens £1.50
Children under 16yrs £1.00
Family Ticket
(2 adults& 2 Children)

Opening Times

Date Time
1st April - 30th Sept
11.00 - 17.00 last tour 16.30

Contact Details
Telephone: 01736 788418

Please phone in advance for group bookings.

A minimum height of 1 metre is required for entry to the lighthouse. Anyone suffering from vertigo, heart or respiratory conditions is advised not to undertake a tour.


Established 1716
Height of Tower 41 metres
Height of Light above Mean High Water 43 metres
Automated 1996
Optic 4 Panel 1st order Catadioptric fixed lens
Lamp 1 KW MBI
Character White group flashing 4 times every 20 seconds
Intensity 635,000 candela
Range of Light 25 sea miles
Fog Signal Character 3.5 second blast every 30 seconds

Tours of Portland Bill Lighthouse are organised by The Crown Estate under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

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