Exploring Weymouth and the surrounding area
Whether you're coming to Weymouth for a break on the beach, a walk around the Jurassic coast or using it as a base to explore Dorset's attractions, there will always be something to do, whatever time of year. Please take a look below for some information to help you plan your trip and follow the link for a local events calendar.
Things to see and do
We must be honest and say we haven’t had much of a chance to get out and explore all of Weymouth and the local attractions yet (there are quite a few!).
But, we have had many recommendations from our guests on great things to see and do. Whether you are looking to stay in Weymouth itself or venture a bit further out, you have so many choices.
Weymouth has some beautiful gardens to discover and there are always great spots for a good cup of tea and cake within the gardens. Try Nothe, Greenhill, Bennetts water and Abbotsbury subtropical gardens.
A trip up the Jurassic skyline offers beautiful 360 degrees views of the Jurassic coast. Nothe Fort is a great heritage attraction or a walk up to Bowleaze Cove which has stunning views over Weymouth Bay. You could take a coastal cruise around Weymouth bay and the Isle of Portland, a fishing trip out to sea, or just a wander around the old cobbled side streets and old harbour of Weymouth.
Below are some of our customers favourite days out and places to visit.
>Lulworth Cove >Durdle Door > Bridport & West Bay >Lyme Regis
>Portland Bill >Swanage > Chesil Beach > Corfe Castle > Purbeck
There are so many Weymouth events on that you’ll never be bored. Make sure you check out the We are Weymouth website on a regular basis to see what is on during your break.
Weymouth boasts the tagline there’s always something on in Weymouth for a good reason:
Spring kicks off with events such as the International Kite Festival and Quayside Music Festival every Bank Holiday at the end of May every year.
Summer in Weymouth is a fabulous time, June begins with the famous Wessex Folk Festival and the Armed Forces day celebrations, the Pommery Dorset Sea Food Festival on the Quay in July is not to missed, Weymouth Carnival takes place on the third Wednesday in August: thousands of people line the Esplanade to watch the floats and the annual display by The Red Arrows.
Early September is all about Weymouth Waterfest and the annual Ironman.
A few days before Christmas, Weymouth beach is the scene of herds of Santa's chasing one Christmas pudding and Christmas Day sees hundreds of people swimming across Weymouth Harbour!
There’s always a host of quality events in Dorset guaranteed to excite and entertain first time visitors, or returning holidaymakers to Weymouth’s sunny shores.