Getting Here


Portland is a small island connected to the mainland by a causeway. With b-side as your guide, you’ll discover great ways to experience all the island has to offer and find out what’s going on. Our projects, events and festivals take place all over the Isle of Portland in Chiswell, Fortuneswell, New Ground, Grove, Easton and Wakeham.


b-side project space,
77 Fortuneswell,
Isle of Portland,
Telephone: 01305 568 044

How To Get Here


Trains to Weymouth run from London Waterloo via Southampton Central and Parkway (South West Trains) and from Bristol Temple Meads (First Great Western). Take a look at Trainline for train times.


Taxi contact numbers: Weyline 01305 777777 Portline 01305 821600 Weymouth Cars 01305 782222


Portland is a great place to cycle and it’s a fantastic way to see our festival too. For all info on cycle routes in Dorset visit the Dorset Council website.


There is a daily ferry service from Coastline Cruises from Weymouth to Portland. Enjoy a refreshing sea journey through Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. Jump on board at Weymouth Brewers Quay. Bookings can be made in advance or bought directly at the Harbour Side Kiosk. For more info and times see their website. It is essential to check sailing times on 01305 785000 / 07749 732428 or via their Twitter feed @coastlinekiosk


Buses run frequently between Weymouth and Portland. Links to areas further afield are available too, such as Dorchester and Exeter. Service Number 1 from Kings Statue [K4] Weymouth to Portland, does a circuit of the island as far as Southwell.

Portland Coaster runs from Weymouth up to Portland Bill.

For timetables visit First Group’s website or call 0345 646 0707 (Mon – Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 7am-6pm).


From the South and London: Follow the A35 towards Dorchester, but turn off on the junction for the A354 (that has signs for Weymouth). From the West Country: Follow the signs for Bridport, and then at the roundabout near Morrisons take the coast road towards Weymouth, or the main road towards Dorchester. Once you are in Weymouth there are many signs for Portland. Visit the Dorset Council website for up to date travel information.


There are some wonderful places to stay on Portland, some great B&Bs, cottages and hotels, and some great campsites to really experience the beauty of the landscape of the Isle of Portland.

Hotel Aqua

The Aqua is located in Castletown on the Island of Portland. in Dorset.  We are a few minutes walk to Portland Port and Portland Marina, the National Sailing Academy and the South Coast Path and Chesil Beach.

Fancy’s Farm Camping

phone for details 07810 485351

Sweethill Farm Nearly Wild Camping

Off the beaten track between the village of Southwell and Portland Bill is Sweethill Farm Nearly Wild Camping. Offering camping with as little impact on the land as possible. Compost toilets and solar showers. Sunrises, sunsets and star gazing, unrestricted views overlooking the sea and three lighthouses, across cornfields and grazing horses. With b-side events nearby and on site. What more could you wish for.

Hallet's Rural Campsite

A friendly family-run campsite off the beaten track located on Portland.
Small Motorhome and camping

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about this intriguing island using the website links below.

Exploring Portland

The encyclopedia of Portland

Portland Museum

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Portland Bird Observatory

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