Portland Bill & Beyond...
About Portland Bill
Portland Bill is actually the southern most tip of the island of Portland, which sits at the southern most tip of Dorset. The Jurassic coast.
The reality is many call Portland "Portland Bill", understandable considering we have all heard of Portland Bill. Might have been the cartoon back in the day funnily enough. Regardless, people do it. Parents pass the name on to their kids so it's stuck. We locals don't worry about it. :)
Portland Bill's most famous landmark is it's lighthouse
Not many know that there are in fact three lighthouses at Portland Bill, two are smaller and white, the main one is red and white striped as you can see in many pictures on here.
Portland the Jewel of the Jurassic coastline, it's a rich gem.
Portland has a rich history for a small island, famous for it's beautiful stone that's adorned many a fine building in London, St Paul's Cathedral for example, as well as many others in big cities of the world.
In recent history Portland played an important role in the D Day landings of the WW2. The naval base has now been converted into a fantastic marina with amazing sailing facilities, notably used in 2012 Olympics.
I'm sure you will hear plenty more of the successful growth of the sport aspect on Portland.