Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, world renowned for its geology and landforms. When you visit, a huge range of fantastic activities are available to you.
The resort was among the first modern tourist destinations, after King George III’s, brother the Duke of Gloucester built a grand residence here, Gloucester Lodge, and passed the mild winter here in 1780; the King made Weymouth his summer holiday residence on fourteen occasions between 1789 and 1805, even venturing into the sea in a bathing machine.
If you’re looking for a traditional family holiday by the sea, Weymouth is the place for you (even if you don’t own a bathing machine!) With beautiful golden sands, safe shallow waters, an action packed events programme and pretty harbourside you certainly won’t be disappointed. Take a stroll around the harbour and watch the fishing boats, pleasure boats and private yachts come and go. If you’re just looking for relaxation then hire yourself a deckchair, find a quiet spot and sit back and enjoy the warm sand between your toes with the sound of waves lapping in the background – bliss!
The world was introduced to the Georgian grandeur of Weymouth during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Weymouth’s fine seafront provided an impressive backdrop to the sailing events and captured the hearts around the world. Weymouth is home to attractions as diverse as Sandsfoot Castle and Nothe Fort to Sandworld and Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park. It is home to two RSPB Nature Reserves, Radipole Lake in the town centre, and Lodmoor between the town and Preston.
A steep ridge of chalk called the South Dorset Downs, locally known as the Ridgeway, separates Dorchester and Weymouth and is a great place to get away from it all and take in the spectacular views.
When you visit Weymouth, it’s just a 15 minute drive over the Ridgeway to visit Poundbury. Make sure you add it to your itinerary!