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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16 Apr

The Palm House, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset

16/04/2016 To 16/04/2016

7:00 pm To 10:30 pm

We are holding a one night only pop up restaurant night on the 16th of April. Starting at 7pm when you arrive you’ll receive a free glass of Prosecco as well as numerous canapes to whet your appetite. Then at 7.30 everyone will sit down to enjoy a 5 course gourmet dinner showcasing some of the best local produce cooked by our Head Chef (Inaugural Masterchef Professionals 1/4 Finalist) Rob Scott. This will be followed by coffee and a selection of homemade petit fours. Tickets are only £35 and space is limited. Go to our homepage at to view the menu. The evening is being held at the Palm House in Weymouth. Tickets can be purchased either directly through Brown Goose Catering or through the Palm House Weymouth.

25 Mar

Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8ED

25/03/2016 To 25/03/2016

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Easter ticket deal… £5 off tickets (reduced to £10 from £15). Enter the promo code TOMMY when booking securely online at – or quote it over the phone on 01305 783225, or at the Box Office on the night. But hurry, the clock’s ticking…

The Total Who Show brings you two glorious hours of all the greatest hits from The Who. On Friday 25 March 2016, join the band at Weymouth Pavilion, in celebrating all these songs… … Won’t Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Who Are You, Substitute, 5.15, Squeeze Box, Behind Blue Eyes, The Seeker, I Can See For Miles, Love Reign O’er Me and many more…

Tickets from Box Office: 01305 783225. (Remember to quote TOMMY to get £5 off tickets).

Band on stage at 8pm. 
Weymouth Pavilion
The Esplanade
Weymouth Dorset DT4 8ED

The Total Who Show is brought to you by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus. Magic Bus pay tribute to The Who in their own unique way – capturing the power and pure adrenaline rush of the band – while bringing their individual flair to the songs.

The band’s members have written and performed with Elton John, David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Williams, Asia, Julian Lennon, ABC, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, and Foo Fighters.

“The greatest sixties band on the planet!” Time Out
“Songs to delight the diehard fans and casual observers… played stunningly.” The Herald
“If you want to see an electric performance by a band that loves music and loves what they do, go and see Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus.” Ridge Radio

14 Aug

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

14/08/2016 To 14/08/2016

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

A giant craft fair featuring a wide variety of handmade goods from local crafters. Entry into the event is FREE. Visitors will be able to browse 50 stalls and buy crafts displayed. Support your local artists, designers and crafts people by buying something unique and handmade. You’ll also be able to enjoy refreshments and snacks from the Pavilion cafe.

10am to 4pm FREE entry

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.