Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Portland

Enjoy the history and other features of Portland. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the sailing, bars and windsurfing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Portland

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Portland a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Sea Life Tower (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Sandworld (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Sea Life Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pirate Adventure Mini Golf (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Fantasy Island Fun Park (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Portland

Travelers enjoy Portland for its sailing. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 70°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Portland

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Portland is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Governor's Community Garden (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Church Ope Cove (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Weymouth Bay (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Weymouth Beach (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Portland

The nearest airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), located 31 mi (49.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Portland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 638 holiday lettings near Portland. From 156 Houses to 58 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portland is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portland. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Governor's Community Garden: 1,071 holiday lettings
  • Portland Castle: 1,158 holiday lettings
  • Portland Museum: 1,042 holiday lettings
  • Durdle Pier: 1,050 holiday lettings
  • Verne High Angle Battery: 1,147 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 156 Houses in Portland. Our other popular types of Portland holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 58 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 378 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 56 holiday homes with pool available in Portland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.