All you need to plan your perfect holidays in Weymouth

The long stretch of golden sand and extremely safe bathing water make Weymouth a top holiday destination for all the family. Weymouth’s award-winning beach retains many of the traditions associated with the British seaside family holiday, including Punch and Judy, donkey rides, a merry go round and pedaloes. Deckchairs can also be hired from several places along the beach.

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Weymouth beach is also home to a more unusual attraction – sand sculptures. Fred Darrington started the Weymouth sand sculpture attraction just after the First World War in the early 1920s. When Fred finally retired in 1996, at the age of 86, his grandson Mark Anderson took over. Mark carries on what has become a family tradition, working in Weymouth during the English summer and then in various locations around the world out of season.

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Throughout the year the beach is the setting for many events including the International Beach Kite Festival, firework displays, the Beach Motocross, the Beach Volleyball Championships and much, much more.

More than meets the eye

Many visitors to Weymouth are often surprised by what else the town has to offer apart from its fantastic beach. The historic harbour, restored Victorian fort, RSPB nature reserves, museums and other visitor attractions now mix harmoniously with the new town centre shopping complex, bowling alley, multiplex cinema and numerous pubs, clubs and restaurants. There is even a high-speed ferry service to the Channel Islands and St Malo for those who want a day trip experience to remember.

Weymouth’s top visitor attractions

It is easy to get around Weymouth on foot and all the attractions are within walking distance of the town centre. Many attractions are located along the Old Harbour and holidays in Weymouth offer plenty to interest the whole family.

harbourSharky’s is an all action children’s play zone with a soft play area, playzone, laser zone and slot car racing. Just off the harbourside is the Tudor House, although this does have fairly restricted opening hours.

The Nothe Fort and gardens are also close by and the fort is yet another top family attraction. Its numerous displays, the maze of tunnels, the restored guns, plus fantastic views from the ramparts provide a memorable visit.

Radipole Lake RSPB Nature Reserve is located right in the centre of Weymouth, just a few minutes walk from the beach. The unique wildlife reserve is one of the most popular in England and many of the birds are rare or exotic visitors from overseas. On the eastern side of the town is the Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve and Country Park, with the Sea Life CentreSea Life TowerPirate Adventure GolfSandworld and many other indoor and outdoor attractions.

Sports, pastimes and leisure

Weymouth is the ideal venue to get active in most forms of sport but of course water-based sports are the most popular here. The waters of Weymouth and Portland are some of the best in the world for sailing, which is why the area was chosen to host all the sailing events during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Other popular watersports in Weymouth include kite surfing, diving, wind surfing, jet-skiing and fishing.

Around and about

Much of the countryside around Weymouth has been designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and, in December 2001, the coastline was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. Dorset’s dramatic cliffs, quiet coves, shingle banks and sandy beaches merge into a patchwork of green fields and rolling hills to offer visitors an unrivalled variety of atmospheric scenery. What more could you want for your holidays in Weymouth?

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05 Nov

The Boot, High West Street, Weymouth DT4 8JH

05/11/2016 To 05/11/2016

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This bonfire night swing by the old Boot Inn and indulge in come complimentary hot chocolate, toast some marshmallows or chestnuts on our open fire (also free!) and pick up a sparkler or two just for some good old frivolity.

Also help a great cause by donating to SCBU to make a mini guy to throw in the fire.

Mulled wine & mulled cider will be on sale (in addition to our normal array of beverages) or grab a sausage or two to warm on the fire.

Vinyl Revival will provide the soundtrack for the evening and it’s always a great night when those guys are in!

20 Nov

Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8ED

20/11/2016 To 20/11/2016

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Breathtaking in its simplicity…….Low tech becomes hi tech.
“The most honest, awe-inspiring and exhilarating circus it has ever been my privilege to see”
Evening Standard

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is to return to the UK in 2016 after a break of three years returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”.

Breathtaking in its simplicity, “DYNASTY” projects into a contemporary setting an art form that has thrilled audiences for more than 2,000 years where low-tech everyday objects are transformed into hi-tech acrobatic equipment. Hurtling porcelain jars….dynamically spinning plates… balancing upon gigantic pyramids of tables and chairs framed by the delicate strands of silk supporting cascading aerialists.

“Never has such excitement been generated in a theatre. The whole audience hangs breathless”
Manchester Evening News

Stunning world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors.

The nonstop action from start to awesome finale as thrill follows thrill is set to a soaring musical score accompanied by the rhythmic beats of Chinese percussion. Its outstanding acrobatic achievement that could until now could only be created video through special effects– yet performed live in front of an audience what seems impossible becomes a reality. It is what has earned the CHINESE STATE CIRCUS the accolade “incomparable”.

The history of the Chinese State Circus spans 25 years when it was conceived by Creative Director Phillip Gandey who became the first Circus Director in Europe to obtain permission from the Chinese Cultural authorities to be allowed to tour a Big Top production of his own creation performed entirely by Chinese acrobats.

Phillip has spent a considerable time travelling extensively throughout China to select the very best circus artistes who will not only be worthy of continuing the proud and unequalled tradition of acrobatic excellence in the Chinese State Circus but also be capable of raising the “incomparable” standards to even higher contemporary heights.

“In our latest production we have returned to the pure and honest perfection in acrobatics upon which our reputation is based,” said Phillip. “We have the world class artistes capable of performing the excellence required. In “DYNASTY” we have created a show with:
no gimmicks…no fakes…no retakes…quite simply…the incomparable Chinese State Circus.”

Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8ED
Sunday 20th November 2016 @ 2:00pm & 6:00pm

PRICING
Adults – £26.50
Children (Ages 2-15) – £11.50
Concessions – £24.50

29 Oct

The Boot, High West Street, Weymouth DT4 8JH

29/10/2016 To 29/10/2016

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Halloween weekend kicks off with our annual Conker Challenge at 4pm (win a bottle of gin!) then we have live music from The Shakespearos from 9pm.

Recently Added Listings

11 Custom House Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG

In a prime location overlooking Weymouth harbour, the clubhouse is a great asset to the Royal Dorset Yacht Club. It offers comfortable surroundings, a well-stocked bar and excellent menu. In addition to the clubhouse itself, there is an outside area with an air conditioned marquee and bar.

During the summer hours we are open for lunch and dinner every day (closed on Mondays) and the bar is open until late every night. Non-members are welcome to visit and check out the venue, food and drink, and visiting yachtsman are also most welcome.

The Royal Dorset Yacht Club is also a great venue for a variety of functions and is available to hire for members and non-members. We cater for weddings, birthday parties and corporate functions. Please feel free to talk to our clubhouse staff about hosting your function here.

North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8DW

We are delighted to announce that construction is underway on Harbour Lights Court, a Retirement Living development of 43 one and two bedroom retirement apartments on North Quay.

Harbour Lights Court has been tailored for Retirement Living and features a 24 hour emergency call system, a camera entrance system, slip resistant flooring in the kitchens and shower rooms and raised height electrical sockets to reduce bending. A dedicated House Manager ensures that complete peace of mind is guaranteed. The external maintenance, gardening and landscaping is also taken care of.

The seaside development will boast a terrace which will be accessible from the homeowners’ lounge, providing a perfect place to unwind and socialise with friends, family and neighbours. The homeowners’ lounge will feature comfortable sofas and will be a great space for watching sporting events on the television or for curling up with a good book.

The development has been designed to reflect the beautiful Georgian sea front. It is also situated in a prominent position overlooking Weymouth Marina and will be adjacent to the Asda superstore. The main shopping area and facilities offered by Weymouth High Street are situated approximately 400 metres away from the planned retirement apartments.

Key dates for your diary

The Show Complex will be open from the 12th of June, 2015 for those who wish to take a sneak peek of the development. Our Sales Office is open in the Old Town Hall, located on High West Street in Weymouth, just behind the development. If you are using a Sat Nav system please use the postcode DT4 8JH. Construction is also now underway and apartments are available to purchase off plan. We look forward to welcoming our first homeowners in the summer of 2015.

6-7 Westerhall Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SZ

Join us at Westers Cellar Bar and Restaurant where you can be assured of a warm welcome, great food and a comfortable friendly atmosphere.

We are open lunch times and evenings where you can join us for drinks, coffees, bar snacks or dine in our A-La-Carte restaurant.

The menu at Westers is modern, taking influences from across the globe with a slight touch of Asian cuisine. The Sizzling dishes are a real show stopper, what could be better than a surf and turf cooked with strips of Rump steak and succulent Prawns, sweet tender and amazing, just one dish from our sizzling platter range. Our full A La Carte menu can be viewed on our web site.

Just looking for a snack, no problem choose from our bar snacks and light bite menu available lunchtime and evenings in our comfortable bar and lounge.

Check out our great meal deals, two for one menu Monday to Thursday evenings. Dine any evening at Westers from our full A-La-Carte menu and you will be entitled to a voucher giving you 50% of your next meal for two Monday to Thursday, this great offer entitles you to choose any dish from the A-La-Carte menu including specials.

For the kids we have a set menu with soft drinks and a dessert included.

At Westers we have a fully stocked bar with draught beers and lagers, guest ales in the summer and a great wine list, just looking for a coffee no problem choose from our great range of Espresso coffees.

We are located on Westerhall Road just a short walk from the sea front close to the Sea Life Centre.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Westers Cellar Bar and Restaurant.