Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth Harbour is a busy harbour at the heart of Weymouth's Old Town, which retains much of its historic seafaring character, particularly along the seventeenth century waterfront. Visitors might like to explore by picking up the Heritage Trail which points out some of Weymouth Harbour's historic sights and stories - including tales of the Black Death, the Spanish Armada and the Civil War. This 17th century harbour is one of Europe's prettiest, and has a good choice of restaurants, fine pubs and shops, including chandlers flanking the waterfront, making it ideal for visiting pleasure craft. All the town's shops and attractions are only a short walk away. A choice of boat trips and cruises around Dorset's Heritage Coast depart from Weymouth Harbour. Visitor berths also provide a welcome stopover for boats cruising the South Coast and making the crossing over to the Channel Islands and Northern France.

Dorset Seafood Festival

Weymouth Harbour is acclaimed for its fresh seafood including crabs, lobster and a range of sea fish landed daily. The harbour hosts the Dorset Seafood Festival annually across a weekend in July. A fabulous event and one of the UK's largest food festivals, the Dorset Seafood Festival attracts huge crowds and features a range of attractions along the old harbourside including seafood cookery demonstrations by famous chefs, competitions, street food and free pop-up music and film entertainment.

Nothe Fort

On the South East side of Weymouth Harbour is the Nothe Peninsula where you'll find Weymouth's Nothe Fort. The Fort was built in 1860 to defend Portland Harbour and housed a 12 gun battery of canons. The Fort is now a museum dedicated to coastal defence and contains seventy rooms of exhibits looking at Weymouth at war and the Royal Navy's links with the town, as well as ancient historic events in the Dorset area such as the Roman invasion.

RSPB Radipole Lake

RSPB Radipole Lake

RSPB Radipole Lake

North of the harbour is Radipole Lake RSPB reserve - a large reedbed and lake that's excellent for a spot of birdwatching. Cetti's warblers and bearded tits can be spotted all year round. In Autumn you never know what you're going to see as the reserve attracts a range of migrating birds and bitterns. There is also a Visitor Centre on site with accompanying viewing shelter and hide. You can also grab a snack and hot drink or browse publications in the shop. The reserve sits alongside Weymouth cycle route one and is just a short walk from Weymouth train station.

Accommodation in Weymouth

  • Weymouth   (0.8 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Welcoming Weymouth guest house on the sea front. Short walk to the town centre. 11 en-suite rooms, many with sea views. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi and private parking.
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  • Weymouth   (0.3 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Beautiful Edwardian house converted into four spacious holiday flats in Weymouth, close to town and beach. Sleep up to four people in each. Private car parking.
     
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  • Weymouth   (4.7 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Gold Award cottage set in farmland near Weymouth & the Jurassic Coast with an open fire and secluded patio. A perfect romantic retreat for two. Onsite games room with WiFi.
     
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  • Ringstead   (4.9 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Award-winning cottages on Dorset's Jurassic Coast a short walk from Ringstead beach. Perfect for families & couples. Original beams and cosy fires. Extensive gardens. Short breaks
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  • Weymouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Welcoming Bed & Breakfast in central Weymouth, a 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach & town centre with off road parking, WiFi & breakfast included. 3 guest rooms. Open Mar to Oct.
     
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  • Weymouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Family run 3 Star guest house just 100 yds from beach and esplanade at Weymouth. Very well appointed rooms. Off street parking. Town Centre just 10 mins walk.
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  • Weymouth   (4.7 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Cosy cottage on beautiful farmland near Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast, single storey with an open log fire and secluded patio. Ideal romantic break. Pets welcome. Sleeps 2.
     
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  • Weymouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
    Sleeps 12
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    Fantastic selection of pet-friendly holiday cottages in Dorset. Excellent choice for families, couples and groups in major destinations with various features offered.
     
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  • Weymouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    7 nights for the price of 6
    Family friendly guest house in Weymouth, a short walk from the town and harbour, with en-suite rooms. Priced for Room Only. Breakfast can be requested. Special diets catered for.
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  • Wyke Regis   (1.4 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    £285
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    Family friendly caravan park in Weymouth with modern facilities and a licensed bar close to town centre overlooking the sea and Chesil Beach. Pets welcome.
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