We went to Weymouth to experience the Olympics atmosphere. We weren’t disappointed. Though we aren’t sailing fans and didn’t have tickets we enjoyed the fact that the town was lively. Our highlight was watching the Opening Ceremony on big screens on the beach and being part of a wildly enthusiastic crowd.
We've been coming to Weymouth occasionally over many years and it feels as timeless as always but still bright, clean and charming as ever. The beach is marvellous, the Esplanade is broad and people friendly, though some of the hotels look a bit down market and it has all the issues of amusement arcades, knock out shops and bars and Nightclubs that spill out onto the street. But the harbour is wonderful and it has all the traditional amenities, pedaloes, donkey rides, deckchair for the day and a traditional Punch and Judy show. The beach must be one of the safest in Britain as you can walk out hundreds of yards and still only be up to your waist in water.
The town was really up for the Olympics, good signing, events (2012 torchbearers wading out with flaming torches, fireworks and lasers), hospitality volunteers everyone (and Police and a warship and Border Agency Boat in the Bay) and a really crowd in good humour. Well done Weymouth!!
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