Weymouth is a traditional seaside destination, has three miles of sandy beach and a fine Georgian promenade.
The family-friendly beach has golden sand and shallow water; perfect for younger children and families who come here for not only the beautiful beach but also the old fashioned seaside attractions like the Punch and Judy shows and donkey rides. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes in town and some beautiful walks to help work up an appetite. With coves, quarries, coastal paths and castle ruins, the landscapes around Weymouth are rich and varied.
Here you'll enjoy some of the most spectacular views and wildlife the Jurassic Coast has to offer, travelling through unspoilt country lanes, ancient byways and deep river crossings. Plant life and wild life can be found amongst six acres of ponds at Bennetts Water Gardens or you can follow the nature trails at Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre where you'll get some wonderful views across Weymouth Bay towards Portland.
The children will find Sandworld fascinating where they'll see the work of the world's best sand sculptors and Weymouth Sealife Park at Lodmoor Country Park.
There's no shortage of activities in and around Weymouth including coastal biking routes and mountain biking trails (Bike hire available locally), sea angling (Boat hire in Weymouth), golf at Weymouth Golf Club, wind surfing, horse riding and of course coastal walks. For something a bit different book a Jurassic Safari, where you'll be whisked off the beaten track in a Land Rover to get a taste of Dorset's secret beauty.
Discover this fine seaside resort; for accommodation see our selection of Weymouth cottages.