The home of the 2012 Olympic sailing events the ‘isle’ of Portland, located on the World Heritage Coast, is an explorer’s Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered.
It is a stark and striking, tilted table of limestone four and a half miles long and one and three quarters miles wide, rising to nearly 500ft before sloping gently southwards towards Portland Bill. Joined to the mainland of Weymouth by the Chesil Beach and a public road bridge, the Isle has scenery and a quality of isolation which contrasts dramatically with Weymouth.
The Classic Seaside Resort of Weymouth, with its beach and idyllic leisure harbour, nestles perfectly alongside the rugged “Isle” of Portland, the perfect place for visitors who just want to get away from it all. Weymouth’s fine Georgian seafront is an impressive backdrop to the long arc of fine, golden sand.
Officers Field is within a short walk of the shops at Fortuneswell and just two minutes walk from the Osprey Quay Leisure Centre with its excellent swimming pool, gymnasium and squash courts. Just over the road is the attractive Victoria Gardens and skate park.
The national sailing centre, a state of the art new marina, recreation areas and a variety of excellent dining venues are within a few minutes’ walk.
A brand new primary school and nursery is currently under construction and is opening right adjacent to Officers Field in early 2013.