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

4:00 pm To

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

9 Smallmouth Close, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9XS

D.V.A.S. APPROVED

Portland Pebble has superb views overlooking Smallmouth Bay and the Weymouth and Portland National sailing Academy. We are in Wyke Regis on the outskirts of Weymouth.

The sandy bay is just a few paces from our doorstep and is fantastic for swimming, boating, windsurfing walking and relaxing on the beach. We are just yards from the south west coast path.

There is a public slipway close by.

The bright twin or double rooms have en-suite bathrooms/showers and sea views.

We are D.V.A.S approved.

62 St Mary Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8PP

1a Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 0AD

Weyside Guest House, 1a Abbotsbury Weymouth, Dorset DT4 0HP

Comfortable, quiet, clean, friendly & affordable Guest House, 5 minutes walk to town centre & sea front
Affordable rates

Shops & pubs on the same street

Small, quiet, family run guest house (only 3 guest rooms)

En-suite rooms

Complimentary continental pre-packed breakfast in the privacy of your own room

Complimentary Wifi

Ironing facilities

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