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?

Recently Added EventsView All

06 Dec

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

06/12/2015 To 06/12/2015

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

Why not visit our Giant Craft Fair at Weymouth Pavilion for all your unique, handmade Christmas gifts this year?

You’ll find a huge selection of hand crafted goods made by local crafters.

Support your local artists, designers and crafters.

Buy Local

Buy Handmade

Give something unique and special.

Refreshments available from the Pavilion cafe.

10am to 4pm


07 Nov

St Martin's Community Hall, Broadmayne, Weymouth, Dorset

07/11/2015 To 07/11/2015

10:00 am To 12:00 pm

Fresh produce, Tombola, Crafts, Jigsaws, Bric-a-Brac, Homemade cakes & preserves, Books, Children’s Games, Raffle, Teas, Coffee & much more

31 Dec

11 Custom House Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG

31/12/2015 To 01/01/2016

8:00 pm To 1:00 am

After the great success of last year we will once again be holding our New Years Eve Masquerade Ball at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club. So dust off your dinner jackets and get mask shopping because it’s set to be a great night!

Tickets are just £25 for a champagne arrival, a seafood buffet and entertainment from the Keysworth String Quartet.

Ring in the new year with a little class and a lot of fun!

The event is open to anyone, members and non-members, so feel free to share the event.

To book your tickets either private message us through FB, call the club on 01305 786258 or email

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.

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.