Weymouth

Weymouth

Weymouth is a lovely seaside town situated half way along the Dorset coast and about seven miles south of Dorchester. It is the third largest settlement in Dorset after Bournemouth and Poole. In fact Weymouth combines the best of both Bournemouth and Poole with its long golden sands and interesting bustling Quay and marina making it a very attractive and popular tourist resort.

View of Weymouth Beach from the Lookout Cafe on Bowleaze Coveway
View of Weymouth Beach from the Lookout Cafe on Bowleaze Coveway (Google map)

Weymouth is also a convenient base to explore the rest of Dorset and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are only 15 miles to the east, Chesil Beach just 3 miles to the west and Abbotsbury Swannery 10 miles away. Poole and Bournemouth are 32 miles and 37 miles away respectively and can both be visited by a regular connecting train service if you don’t fancy driving.

Looking along the beach towards the town.
Looking along the beach towards the town.

Without doubt the highlight of this town is its long arc of fine golden sands with safe shallow waters backed by a wide esplanade and impressive Georgian hotels and bed and breakfasts. However the historic harbourside area won’t disappoint and has plenty of activities to keep you busy or plenty of bars, restaurants & bistros if you prefer to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Related pages: Weymouth Beach / Chesil Beach / Ringstead Bay / Abbotsbury Village / Abbotsbury Swannery / Dorchester /