Portland is a large commercial port centrally positioned on the south coast within easy reach of the English Channel. It offers deep, sheltered, unrestricted and clear water, many berths and quayside space. The extensive breakwaters offer in excess of 1000ha of inner harbour waters attracting companies from a range of industries undertaking trialling and testing activities. This extends out to the sheltered Weymouth Bay, and to Portland Bill with its magnificent tidal resource and potential for demonstration and commercial scale development. A number of specialist marine companies are based on the land estate that compliment the port offering.