Things to See and Do
Weymouth has so many things to see and do, we hope to bring you a good selection to visit while in Weymouth.
Weymouth Beach must surely be one of the best family beaches along the South Coast of the United Kingdom. It has a golden sandy beach with safe bathing for children. There is a pebble part of Weymouth Beach at Greenhill with a sandy bottom once you are swimming.
During the summer months lifeguards are on hand to keep an eye on safety and all the favourite beach attractions are at hand. Punch & Judy continue to amuse the younger children, there is donkey rides near the Pavilion end of the beach, and the famous sand modeller still amazes the crowds with his original creations. Swingboats, trampolines, carousels and a helter skelter add to the colourful scene and snacks, ice creams and all manner of buckets and spades can be bought from the beach kiosks.
Relax in a deckchair and when you tire of soaking up the sun you could hire a pedalo and get out on the water, or try your hand at a game of volleyball – there’s something for everyone on Weymouth Beach.
Visit Weymouth Views to see plenty of Images of Weymouth Beach throughout the year.
Chesil Beach is located on the South coast of England in the county of Dorset. It is a pebble beach 18 miles long and stretches north-west from Portland to West Bay. For much of its length it is separated from the mainland by an area of saline water called the Fleet Lagoon.
Radipole Lake Bird Reserve
Wonderful Weymouth can highly recommend the RSPB Radipole Lake Bird Reserve. A nature reserve in central Weymouth sounds unlikely, but once you are on the footpath amongst the reeds and lagoons you could be far away in the countryside.
Radipole is a great place to come, whether you are new to wildlife watching or an old hand. There are well-known birds here such as house sparrows, finches and robins, alongside uncommon or rare birds like Cetti’s warblers and bitterns.
The visitor centre looks out over open water, and firm paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs take you into the best areas to see bearded tits and summer-visiting reed, sedge and grasshopper warblers.
The Isle of Portland is a limestone tied island, 6 kilometres (4 mi) long by 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) wide, in the English Channel. Portland is 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of the resort of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset, England. Chesil Beach connects it to the mainland, and the A354 road bridge connects it to Weymouth, which together form the borough of Weymouth and Portland. The population of Portland is almost 13,000.
Out at Portland Bill you can climb the 153 steps on a guided tour with a former lighthouse keeper and marvel at the coastline landscape. Portland Museum at Wakeham retells the island’s history of shipwrecks, smuggling and quarrying in a collection of fascinating artefacts and at Portland Castle, one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses, you can try on armour and explore the Tudor kitchen and gun platform. Castletown is rich in history and was used as an embarkation point for the D-Day landings in 1944. Looking out from Castletown beach two of the Mulberry Harbours, built for the landings, can still be seen.
Abbotsbury – 9 miles West of Weymouth
The small and appealing village of Abbotsbury contains a number of somewhat surprising attractions and can be found around 14 km / 9 miles to the north-west of Weymouth. With many charming thatched cottages and bags of character, attractions in Abbotsbury include a long Tithe Barn housing a smuggler’s exhibition and children’s farm, and the nearby Abbotsbury Castle, a triangular fortress sited on the village outskirts. However, Abbotsbury is best known for its enormous swannery, which contains a colony of more than 600 swans and cygnets, and also the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, where lush and exotic plants and combined with beautifully landscaped gardens and large ponds.
Ride the Weymouth SEA LIFE Tower this Summer!
Soaring high above the resort’s Festival Pier the new Weymouth SEA LIFE Tower will give you stunning panoramic views over the resort and surrounding areas.
Turning through 360 degrees and climbing to 53 metres high this will be an experience not to be missed!
Book tickets for when we open online below and save 10%!
Fishing – In and around Weymouth and Portland
We recommend that you visit the Weymouth Angling site
Wessex Golf Centre
Golf course in Weymouth, Dorset. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01305 784737 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy (if available) and green fees at Wessex Golf Centre golf course/club.
Tel: 01305 768759
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Weymouth Pavilion Theatre
Tel: 01305 783225
Website: Weymouth Pavilion Theatre (opens in a new window)
Weymouth Swimming Pool
Weymouth Swimming Pool in Weymouth, Dorset. Contact venue on 01305 774373 for opening times and entrance costs.
Nothe Fort and Gardens
Taking the small one man ferry row boat across Weymouth Harbour (near the Pavilion) to the Stone Pier side is just one of the delights that you can experience on the way to the Nothe Fort and Gardens. We highly recommend a walk on the Stone Pier for the magnificent views of Weymouth Bay and if you are so inclined you are able to fish from the pier too! Overlooking the Pier is the Nothe Fort which is a museum. The Fort is built at the head of the Nothe Penisula which forms one side of Weymouth Harbour and overlooks Portland Harbour to the south. The penisula is a clay on rock outcrop, higher than most of Weymouth presenting commanding views of the Dorset coast from St Aldhems Head to the town of Weymouth, the Isle and harbour of Portland and Chesil Beach.
Weymouth Sea Life Park
Weymouth SEA LIFE Park is unique among the network of SEA LIFE attractions in that its numerous marine life exhibitions are housed both indoors and out.
Bowleaze Cove near Weymouth, is in an ideal location for a great English beach holiday, there is a range of accommodation to choose from and outstanding views of Weymouth Bay and Portland.