About Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth’s popularity as a seaside resort is attributed to King George III who came to bathe in the sea as a health cure for his nervous disorder.

The beach is superb and consists of sand which sweeps around the bay changing to shingle along the extended promenade. All the usual facilities are on hand, Punch & Judy, swing boats, trampolines, volleyball court and Weymouth’s famous sand modeller.

As one would expect of a coastal resort, water sports feature prominently in the list of activities. With excellent wind conditions all year round the waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are a Mecca for windsurfers and dinghy sailors, and divers come to the area to explore the wrecks lying around the coast. As one of the top angling venues in the country Weymouth offers all types of fishing, from the child’s rod dangled from the pier to deep sea fishing trips which can be booked from one of the charter boats in the harbour. Golf, cycling, walking, bowling, swimming, the list of opportunity for sport is endless.

Attractions include Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park where themed marine displays reveal the fascinating habitats found beneath the waves and Sandworld Weymouth Sand Sculpting Festival where you will get to see amazing sand sculptures up to 15 foot high created by sand artists from around the world, it’s great for kids also with lots of hands on fun.

With a new shopping centre, lots of excellent places to eat and drink, a wide choice of accommodation and a year-round calendar of events it is little wonder that Weymouth is a town to which people return time and time again.