With sandy beaches, rugged coastline, historic buildings and brilliant museums, Weymouth is one of Dorset's most appealing and diverse destinations.
Surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Jurassic Coast, brimming with culture and boasting great attractions for the family, Weymouth defies you to be bored. Get close to the sea on a lazy day at the beach, in a spectacular aquarium or roaming the dramatic clifftops. Learn about centuries of history in the town center and idyllic surrounding areas or relax in one of the town's many cool cafés.
Weymouth has been an important port in southern England for centuries. In 2012, the city hosted sailing events during the Olympic Games. Discover these stories through the many maritime sites around the town.
Ascend over 170 feet (50 meters) to the top of the Jurassic Skyline for 360-degree views of the coastline, the town center and the English Channel. Find out about the creatures that live below the water’s surface at Sea Life Park, where you can get close to crocodiles, sharks and exotic fish of every shape and size. The park also features other attractions, including a water ride and miniature golf.
Spend an afternoon lying out on Weymouth Beach, whose golden sands stretch for 3 miles (5 kilometers) along the coast. During summer, the bustling bay is full of activities.
Explore the history of the surrounding area. Trek through the tunnels and passages of Nothe Fort, a three-tiered military post built in the 19th century. Stop at the Tudor defense of Sandsfoot Castle.
See a countess's gardens in Abbotsbury, where several species of exotic plants burst into brilliant colors when in bloom. Among the interesting religious attractions in town is St. Catherine's Chapel. Wander among the ruins of this sacred site and enjoy stunning coastal views.
Trains from London leave for Weymouth twice an hour and daily services run from Bristol and Bath. The nearest airports are in Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol and Southampton. Visit in summer to see the town’s beach come to life.