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Map & Location, Portland Bill


Follow the signs to Portland from Weymouth (A354) and you will cross the 'causeway' with Chesil Beach on your right. When reaching the end of the causeway follow the signs to Portland Bill.
There are three lighthouses at Portland Bill so we recommend you follow these directions. You should take the road to the left of the Eight Kings pub and around a mile from there you will pass a white lighthouse which is the old Lower Lighthouse, now a bird observatory. Slow down at this point. A short distance past the Lower Light you will see the word SLOW on the road as it inclines slightly. Just after this the road takes a sharp bend to the left. You should take the road to the right that is on the bend, but beware of traffic coming from your left. Turn right again up the drive marked 'Private' and sign posted to the Coast Watch Station. Proceed up the hill taking the right-hand fork (marked "Higher Light Lane") at the top onto the un-made track and Old Higher Lighthouse drive.

Click here for a local road map


The nearest train station is in Weymouth, 10 miles away. Tel: 08457 48 49 50
Frequent local bus services connect Weymouth to Portland Bill in summer with a reduced service in winter.


National Express coaches have a service that operates to Weymouth. Tel: 0870 5808080

The Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland Bill, Dorset DT5 2JT  Tel: 01305 822300