Weymouth is one of the south coast’s most popular holiday destinations. Visitors have been heading to this lively beach resort since 1789, when King George III took his first royal dip and put the town on the map.
Whether you love sunbathing, fossil hunting, fresh seafood or fun beach resorts, Weymouth has it all and more. And with so many self-catering cottages and seaside chalets to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect holiday rental for you.
Weymouth’s Georgian seafront is a picturesque backdrop to a long stretch of golden sand and sparkling sea. Charming and full of character, the resort boasts many nostalgic British seaside traditions including Punch and Judy, donkey rides, a merry-go-round and colourful deckchairs.
You’ll be amazed by the views from the bay, as you look out across the award-winning beaches and the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Plus, the sea in Weymouth is renowned for being safe, warm and ideal for all the family to swim in.
Beyond the beach you can discover nature reserves, museums, numerous shops and restaurants and even a restored Victorian fort. The area is rich in things to do that will interest the whole family. And the best part? The vast majority of attractions are within walking distance!
Marvel over the remarkable sand sculptures at SandWorld. Founded nearly 100 years ago, talented locals have carved out life-sized works of art, created entirely out of Weymouth sand.
Impressively, Weymouth & Portland hosted the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. Follow in Olympian footsteps and try your hand at sailing or other watersports such as kite-surfing, diving, wind-surfing, jet-skiing and fishing.
On a rainy day, Weymouth’s Sea Life park offers an adventure below the ocean. At this popular aquarium you can discover a magical underwater world, filled with over 1000 fascinating creatures including crocodiles, penguins, seals, otters, sharks and more.
The countryside that surrounds Weymouth has been recognised as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Explore it by taking a coastal walk around Weymouth and the neighbouring island of Portland.
For those who wish to discover places a little further afield, Thomas Hardy’s ‘Wessex’ is just a short drive inland, while fast ferry connections make a day trip to the Channel Islands perfectly doable.