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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22 Jul

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

22/07/2016 To 22/07/2016

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!”
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!
This phenomenal live concert style ‘rockumentry’ is performed by one extraordinarily talented and renowned musician: Phil Walker, and backed by his exceptional band.
With over 20 guitars used on stage, the show accurately recreates the sound and ambience of each guitar hero starting from the 1950′s to the present day.
Also offering the very latest in video screen technology to create a larger than life event.
Compounded in a creative and powerful experience this show not only appeals to all those budding guitar heroes out there, but to music lovers of all ages.

27 Jul

Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset

27/07/2016 To 30/08/2016

2:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Pirates of the Pavilion, Weymouth’s Popular Summer Pantomime, sails back into the Pavilion Theatre this summer for more swashbuckling family fun!

Starring Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist, Philip Green, as the hilarious Seadog Billy alongside a full supporting cast including dancers from local performing arts schools.

This year, the production will feature Visual Special Effects from Wareham based, but Internationally-Acclaimed illusionists ‘The Twins FX’ who will ensure that the magic of pantomime quite literally fills the theatre! Audiences will be left open-mouthed as Seadog Billy soars over their heads, riding his INCREDIBLE Flying Motorbike – no strings attached!

Featuring Spectacular Scenery, Colourful Costumes, Incredible ‘Wow’ moments and laughter by the barrel-ful, you won’t want to miss this year’s spectacular production!

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!!!

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.

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