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Mike F wrote a review Sep 2018
Scarborough, United Kingdom235 contributions71 helpful votes
If you visit the lighthouse then you need to take a little walk along the cliffs to the cave hole. There is other much there, however the views are stunning, especially when the sea is rough. Great place to take some pictures from too looking up to the light house
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Katrien S wrote a review Jul 2017
Ghent, Belgium1 987 contributions424 helpful votes
The sea is slowly carving caves into the island, and this is a very nice one that can easily be viewed from the South West coastal path.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Kim L wrote a review Aug 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom132 contributions30 helpful votes
We walked along here from Portland Bill whilst looking for a geocache. We particularly liked the legend of Roy Dog who is said to live in the cave.... thankfully, he was not in today! Our son enjoyed looking through the grid at the top of the cave and listening to the waves crashing in.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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Ashley S wrote a review Aug 2014
St Austell, United Kingdom15 contributions38 helpful votes
Cave Hole is one of many landforms created along Portland Bill's rough coast. It is about half a mile north-east from the Bill, and makes for a great stop along the coastal path that runs straight past it. The actual large cave itself cannot be fully appreciated from land, although there are a few good vantage spots looking at certain openings to the cave. It has often appeared in many of Portland's smuggling tales, and various small craft have been driven into it in the past. One involved Ann Davison, who later became the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean in 1952. With her husband Frank Davison, the pair were wrecked in the cave on their ill-fated yacht "Reliance" in 1949. Frank drowned but Ann managed to get ashore. The major interesting feature of the cave is the Blow Hole which stretches far into the solid rock, and allows people to look down through an iron grill into the sea cave. The roof of the cave had broken through to the surface, lying in a hollow for decades. Although the council have tried covering it up the past a new iron grid for safety has been placed over it, and now visitors can enjoy looking deep into the cave. An old steel crane, known as Broad Ope Crane, is within the area too. Cave Hole is an interesting stop along Portland's coastal path surrounding Portland Bill area, and will be of particular interest to geologists.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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