Portland Bill, Dorset
Portland Bill is a narrow promontory (or bill) of Portland stone, which forms the most southerly part of Isle of Portland, and
therefore also the county of Dorset, England.
The Bill is an important
way-point for coastal traffic, and so three lighthouses have been built to protect shipping, in particular from
its strong tidal race and shallow reef.
The most recent lighthouse is the distinctively white and red striped
Portland Bill Lighthouse, which was built in 1906 and is 35 metres (115 ft) high.