Weymouth Beach

Weymouth Beach

Traditional seaside resort Weymouth is centrally situated on Dorset's Jurassic Coast and is one of the South Coast's most popular family holiday destinations. The miles of sandy beach flanked by character Georgian buildings is great for family bathing, beach volleyball, fireworks displays and kite flying. The resort has a charming harbour where you can pick up boat trips and ferry services across to the Channel Islands. Classic seaside attractions include a Sea Life Centre and Pirate Adventure Golf along with many indoor and outdoor fun things to do and play areas. Watersports are incredibly popular, particularly sailing. Portland harbour's waters just south of Weymouth are recognised as some of the finest sailing waters in the UK. The harbour hosts many world class sailing events including The Round Britain and Ireland Challenge and the IFDS World Championships.

Spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast from Weymouth Beach

Spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast from Weymouth Beach

Things to Do

For family days out, enjoy a trip to the Weymouth Sea Life Park or take a walk around the eight acres of Bennetts Water Gardens. You could also enjoy a Jurassic Safari and head off into the countryside near Weymouth on a guided Land Rover tour or visit Nothe Fort and gardens where you can discover the town's naval history. Hop aboard a boat trip along the Jurassic Coast or a fishing trip from old Weymouth harbour and enjoy a host of watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing and fishing at Portland harbour.

Unique attractions sit right in the centre of Weymouth including Radipole Lake RSPB Nature Reserve with a visitor centre looking out on to open water. Radipole is one of the best spots to see not just common birds like finches and robins, but rare ones too like Cetti's warblers and bitterns. You'll also find Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve and Country Park located on the eastern side of the seaside town. Lodmoor includes great family attractions like Sandworld - a sand sculpture park.

Another unique feature in Weymouth is the Sea Life Tower on the seafront. Take a ride up in the viewing capsule 53m (174ft) for magnificent panoramic views of Weymouth Bay, Portland and Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Classic family seaside attractions are numerous. Along the seafront, and around the harbour and centre you'll find soft play areas, a laser zone and slot car racing. The modern town centre is well equipped with a stylish shopping complex, a multiplex cinema, bowling alley and a wide choice of restaurants, inns and nightclubs.

Weymouth's beautiful harbour

Weymouth's beautiful harbour

Getting Here

Getting to Weymouth and Portland is easy by car. Coming from the east, the M3 from London and the M27 from Southampton are fast routes in. Various 'A' roads including the A31, A35 and the A354 are also fast routes into Weymouth and Dorset. From the West, the A38 affords access in from Devon and Cornwall, and the A35 and A354 from Honiton and Dorchester respectively. Ferry services from Jersey and Guernsey to old Weymouth harbour are operated by Condor Ferries daily. Your nearest airports are within a 1 to 2 hour drive and include Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol and Southampton.

Where to stay

Weymouth offers an excellent choice of waterfront accommodation including stylish hotels and beautifully presented holiday apartments which take advantage of the far reaching seaviews. You could also enjoy a family break to a holiday park in Weymouth with great leisure facilities, kid's clubs and entertainment programmes available. There is also a good choice of holiday cottages near Weymouth ideal for families with enclosed gardens and you are never too far away from the beach! Around Portland harbour you'll find an abundance of luxurious contemporary apartments and harbourside holiday homes. Book online through iknow and look out for our great special offers.

Accommodation in Weymouth

  • Weymouth   (3.3 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Superb family friendly holiday park in Dorset set a 15 minute walk from Bowleaze Cove. Indoor & outdoor pools, kid's clubs, restaurant & glamping accommodation.
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    Family friendly Haven holiday park near Weymouth set one mile from the beach. Plenty of leisure facilities, entertainment & sports activities. Choice of eateries. Dog friendly.
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    Family friendly Haven holiday park in Dorset close to the Jurassic Coast & West Bay. Indoor pool, restaurant with large terrace, new glamping accommodation. Dog friendly.
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    Homely guest house located just a few minutes from Weymouth's town centre. En-suite rooms. Breakfast included. Families with children over 5 welcome. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
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  • Weymouth   (0.3 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Self contained 2 bed flats close to Weymouth town centre, Esplanade, Northe Fort and Gardens. Conveniently located for the beach. Self catering kitchen. Parking available.
     
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  • Weymouth   (0.2 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Pretty holiday flat with stunning harbour views in Weymouth. Ideal for families with modern self catering interior. Two lovely bedrooms with free parking and Wi-Fi. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Weymouth   (0.4 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    A wide range of quality Dorset Coastal Cottages. Choose from family coastal cottages or romantic country retreats. Excellent facilities, well furnished. Pet friendly properties.
     
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  • Weymouth   (2.3 miles from the centre of Weymouth)
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    Cosy holiday cottage in Overcombe, a beachside property just a short distance from Weymouth, suitable for families and with off-road parking. One pet welcome. Sleeps 4.
     
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