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Weymouth is a fantastic town with plenty to do for everyone! Weymouth sits perfectly on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic coastline. Located on the Southern tip of Dorset (See our Dorset Cottages), this traditional seaside town is one of the most visited and popular areas on the south coast.
With a beautiful, blue flag, sandy beach, sitting against the back drop of an elegant Georgian esplanade, this seaside wonder is a firm favourite for families. As indeed it once was for King George III, who famously used to holiday here.
For a perfectly nostalgic English seaside holiday, you can ask for no more. A golden, sandy beach, named one of the best in Britain, shallow waters which are perfect for paddling, Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides, carousels on the promenade, all accompanied by traditional chippies and quaint tea rooms. Sold on Weymouth already? why not browse our Weymouth Cottages?
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There is nowhere quite like Weymouth Beach with its beautiful scenery, safe swimming and soft golden sands, it’s perfectly located just minutes from the town centre and the historic harbour.
With traditional attractions like Punch & Judy and Donkey rides for the kids and more lively attractions such as live music, beach volleyball championships and a free summer firework display there is something for everybody here. Make sure you don’t miss the sand sculptures that Mark Anderson has been astounding visitors with, it’s amazing what somebody can do with just sand and water.
There are plenty of events held throughout the year including a kite festival in May, Military parades and sailing championships during the summer months and MotorCross championships in October to name a few.
Not only is it the perfect location with plenty to do for everyone but Weymouth is renowned for having the best sunshine record in England, even in the winter! Access to the beach is free, but there are some pay and play activities located around including trampolines, pedalo hire and of course mini golf. For further information take a look at the Weymouth Beach website.
Trains and coaches are available regularly from London.
If you’re driving there is a park and ride at Mount Pleasant which stops along the whole seafront.
Follow the link for park and ride details and prices. http://www.sealifeweymouth.com/
The beach is open all year round although dogs are only allowed on the beach out of season.
Built by the Victorians to protect Portland Harbour, Nothe Fort is one of the best-preserved Forts of its kind and is one of Weymouth’s major attractions. You don’t need to be a military enthusiast to enjoy a visit to Nothe Fort, the Fort is a labrynth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. It is constructed over 3 floors and is filled with displays charting the whole of its history.
There is plenty to do for all the family aside in addition to the historic interest and amazing views, for kids they can see the collection of giant guns, find out what it was like for children during the war and can even go ghost hunting!
The site has been known to have a legendary ghostly whistling gunner and many claim to have heard his eerie whistling in the Forts underground passageways. Tales of a ghostly presence have been talked about for decades and there is even a passageway fondly dedicated just to him. For further information, specific events and prices please visit Nothe Fort’s website.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road
There are council car parks in Nothe Gardens, the Fort is just a short walking distance from these car parks.
In Summer Nothe Fort is open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm. For Autumn, Winter & Spring times please visit the official website. http://www.oceanarium.co.uk/
Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park takes you on a journey both above and below the ocean. Whether you love sharks, clownfish, otters, penguins, the octopus or stingrays, there are over 1000 amazing creatures to be seen in this magical underwater world.
Alongside the dazzling array of underwater creatures, you can also take part in a VIP experience which could be having breakfast with the seals, feeding one of your favourite creatures or a behind the scenes experience.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy educational talks and feedings which could be great to find out more about your favourite underwater animal or maybe find a new love for one you didn’t know anything about before.
There is a splash zone to cool you off in the summer months that is full of jets and sprays with a pool as well, but beware you will get wet! Adventure Island boasts 4 free rides and a Crocodile Creek log flume ride, if you don’t fancy joining the kids on these great rides, why not grab a bite to eat at the Adventurer’s Snacks while you wait.
Overall a great day out for all the family with lots to keep everybody busy all day long. To find out more information on events and pricing please visit the Sealife website.
Sealife Adventure Park
Lodmoor Country Park
There are short term pay and display council car parks available nearby, or you can use the Weymouth Park and Ride to avoid some of the stress and traffic. Take a look at the website for further details.
Sealife Adventure Park is open from 11am to 4pm, although some of the outdoor rides may be closed during winter, please check the website before your visit to avoid disappointment.
The Jurassic Skyline is the tallest structure for miles around and offers unrivalled views of the breathtakingly beautiful Jurassic Coast.
Once seated the Gondola, with floor to ceiling windows, will gently rise 53m above the resort and slowly perform 2 rotations, giving you plenty of time to take in the stunning views of the Jurassic coast, Nothe Fort, Portland and Weymouth Harbour. The rotation will provide uninterrupted views on a clear day, up to 26k away including Portland, Lulworth and out to the English Channel.
There are a number of different packages available from the standard experience to taking in the views while enjoying their very own Sklyline artisan cider, or you can purchase a package that includes a visit to the Sealife Adventure Park and a guidebook to add to your experience. Visit the Jurassic Skyline website for full details on prices.
Jurassic Skyline Festival
Visit the Jurassic Skyline website for further details about parking and directions.
Normally open from 11am, closing times vary. Jurassic Skyline does close in the Winter months so do check before to avoid disappointment.