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.

kite flying on holidays in Weymouth

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.

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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18 Jun

The Boot Inn, High West Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8JH

18/06/2016 To 18/06/2016

7:30 pm To 12:00 am

6th Birthday Party @ The Boot Inn!

Come and celebrate the anniversary of Ken and Kev taking over The Boot with a PIRATE PARTY! Music from The Dorset Wrecks and Captain’s Beard. 20% off all drinks for customers in pirate fancy dress! Loads of rum cocktails for the night and a raffle too.

See our FB page to win a £30 bar tab to spend on the night! See you there!!!

20 Jun

The Boot Inn, High West Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8JH

20/06/2016 To 20/06/2016

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Following on from the famous Wessex Folk Festival join us for a Folk & Country Music Session at The Boot Inn; a great night to play music with friends or come down and enjoy the entertainment. All musicians welcome from 8pm to start playing from 8.30pm. There will be 10% discount at the bar for all contributing musicians and snacks provided during the interval.

27 Jun

The Boot Inn, High West Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8JH

27/06/2016 To 27/06/2016

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Cheese, Wine & Jam is back!

After the great success of the first “Cheese, Wine & Jam” Open Mic night in May we’re doing it again in June.

All budding (or established) artists are welcome to come down and join in, and get a complimentary bottle of wine for contributing! There will also be cheeseboards on sale for the night to compliment your wine.

Recently Added Listings

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


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.

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


Art Book Cafe 6-7 Coburg Place, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8HP

Art Book Cafe, Weymouth, Dorset

Pre- Loved Book Sales from 99p —- Cafe includes Organic, Vegetarian options

FREE Live Music by Local Singer Song Writer
Gallery of Local Artists
Want a place to rummage for books, read, look at local artists artworks or listen to NEW music and have a nice cuppa and something to eat?

Come to The Art Book Cafe, 6-7 Coburg Place, above the Tourist Information Centre, 7 Coburg Place (St Thomas Street).

Just round the corner from the sea front.

Live relaxing music that is totally new & original is performed by local singer song writer Chris Davies, an international artist. Chris’s CD can be purchased here too.

All the time local artworks are on display for your viewing upon the cafe walls. These can be purchased at any time.