Dorset

Weymouth beach with Olympic view sells for £86,000

Castle Cove beach
Image caption The beach is on Dorset's Jurassic Coast

A beach which will have views of the 2012 Olympic sailing events in Portland harbour has sold for £86,000.

Castle Cove beach near Weymouth, part of the Unesco World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, was up for auction and had a guide price of £70,000.

The small sandy beach was owned by a family who allow public access and run a licensed kiosk.

The winning bidder said she wanted to preserve the beach in its current state.

The site has planning permission for an "eco-loo" and eight beach chalets or changing cubicles.

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