Explore what’s happening in and around Weymouth
In Weymouth there are two main streets where many of the shops can be found, St Mary Street and St Thomas Street. There are also other delightful smaller streets where you will find a mix of national high street chains and unique independent stores. Weymouth shop owners and residents are renowned for their warmth and hospitality.
Weymouth has many walks, trails, local footpaths and bridleways to explore. You can travel through the town’s history and explore the Jurassic coast’s natural beauty. A great way to explore this is by doing the South West Coast Path which skirts around Weymouth and the Isle of Portland. Visit the Dorset Council for some ideas.
In and around Weymouth there is plenty of fun to be had on the water for people of all ages and interests. For your little ones there are many activities on the beach such as the pedalos, donkey riding and Punch & Judy shows. If that doesn't keep them entertained then try the number of amusment arcades or fun fairs along the esplanade. For those interested in fishing and diving there are many charter boats that go from Weymouth harbour daily in the summer months. Visit Charter Boats UK.
In Weymouth there are many local restaurants renowned for their quality local food, as well as many of your national restaurant chains. One area we would personally recommend is the harbourside area next to the town bridge. Here you will find a great selection of local restaurants and pubs to suit every taste, with great views of the harbour and the surrounding old town. Visit Tripadvisor for some ideas.
There are many events in the annual calendar in Weymouth to suit all interests and ages. If you are interested in live music one of the highlights are the quayside music festivals, which take place on bank holidays during the summer months on the picturesque harbour side. Returned in 2021 are the much loved Monday night firework displays during August.
There are many attractions to entertain all ages and interests. For example Lodmoor country park which includes the Sealife centre, pirate crazy golf course and Cresta run outside slide for the little ones. There is also historical attractions such as Sandsfoot Castle and gardens for those interested in history. For local attractions Visit Dorset.
There are several museums around the Weymouth and Portland area. The Nothe Fort for example is a fort that has been turned into a museum about the war. Over on Portland there is also the D-day museum which shows the important role that Weymouth and Portland played in WW2. Visit day out with the kids for some ideas.
Weymouth is famed for its beach, which has been named the best beach in the UK by TripAdvisor. There are also several other smaller beaches around Weymouth such as Sandsfoot beach and castle cove beach. Or If you fancy a bite to eat Billy Winters Café located on Portland beach road has its own small beach with great views out onto Portland Harbour.