Looking for a coastal holiday destination with lots of seaside fun, water sports, festivals and a Heritage Coast just on your doorstep? Sunny Weymouth on the Dorset Coast is the perfect choice offering affordable quality accommodation and a host of local attractions and activities to suit all tastes.
The sandy beach at Weymouth is endless and award-winning, and families will find much to please from on-beach amusements to nearby Monkey World and the Tank Museum. Love sailing and windsurfing? Weymouth and Portland’s Olympic waters are where to head and pick up boat trips from the marina for Jurassic Coast underwater snorkelling trails!
For that perfect central Jurassic Coast location, Weymouth is hard to beat situated midway between Lyme Regis to the west and Swanage to the east. Some of England’s most magnificent coastal landscapes are only a short drive or bus ride from Weymouth including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. To the south of the resort is the Isle of Portland with more magical sites and scenes including the famous red and white Portland Bill lighthouse!
Great Things to Do on the Jurassic Coast
Have you heard – Seaton Jurassic, a brand new visitor centre west of Weymouth, opened its doors back in March 2016 and is thrilling visitors with its guided walks, topical talks, rockpooling excursions and wildlife crafts.
Be wowed by the views on one of Britain’s great coastal drives along the B3157 Jurassic Coast Road – 18 miles of pure scenic coastal heaven! The X53 Jurassic Coaster Bus also runs along this route.
Summer Festivals and Events
Big Summer Festivals and Events in Weymouth and along the Jurassic Coast cover a range of themes from pirates and sailing events to fossil hunting and the finest local seafood and wines. Top dates for your diary include the Pommery Seafood Festival in July, FREE Quayside Music Festivals down at Weymouth Harbour every Bank Holiday Weekend, Weymouth’s August Carnival and the Yacht festival in September.
Where to Stay/ Budget Breaks in Weymouth
Weymouth is famous for its variety of accommodation from family run B&Bs and classic seaside hotels just a short stroll from the beach and town centre to luxury contemporary apartments overlooking the marina. Stylish holiday homes, cosy cottages and family fun holiday parks are nearby on the Isle of Portland and in surrounding villages like Sutton Poyntz.
Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast are great destinations for low cost holidays and getaways. No need to compromise on quality with Weymouth’s friendly choice of B&Bs like Accredited Jurassic Coast Quality Business ‘A Knights Rest Guest House’ with all ensuite rooms including family rooms, free WiFi throughout and free parking adjacent.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.