WeymouthUnited Kingdom

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.

Top hotels in Weymouth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
3 out of 5
£70
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Radipole Lake Nature Reserve, Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Bay. Jubilee Clock Tower of Weymouth and ...

4/5Very Good! (584 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. The kids particularly loved the pool and that you could use the facilities after checking out."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Moonfleet Manor
Moonfleet Manor
4 out of 5
£112
per night
26 Nov-27 Nov

This family-friendly Weymouth hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Chesil Beach and Bennetts Water Gardens. Weymouth Beach and Sea Life Tower are also within 6 miles ...

4.3/5Excellent! (123 reviews)

"From the moment we set foot in this stunning hotel, our 2 year old son was made to feel like a VIP. All the staff knew his name, his allergies and went the extra mile to ensure that our family had the best time away and that us as parents got a well deserved break too with the onsite creche. Incredible ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019

Moonfleet Manor
No 98 Boutique Hotel
No 98 Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
£71
per night
25 Nov-26 Nov

Nestled on the beach, this Weymouth hotel is just steps away from Jubilee Clock Tower of Weymouth and Weymouth Bay. Weymouth Beach and Chesil Beach are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (13 reviews)

"Staff were so friendly and helpful, rooms were bright, clean and had everything in you needed. Breakfast was fantastic and my wife even had a free cocktail on her birthday. Will definitely use again. Made us all feel so welcome."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

No 98 Boutique Hotel

Popular things to do in Weymouth

Weymouth Beach
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Weymouth Beach

4.5/5(400 reviews)

Breathe in the salty sea air, savor hot fish and chips and take photos of the coastline as you amble along the Esplanade that follows the gentle curve of this beach.

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens
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Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

5/5(3 reviews)

Wander through these luxurious gardens, where the exotic and unusual flowers are reminiscent of the tropics.

Abbotsbury Swannery
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Abbotsbury Swannery

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Admire the stunning countryside and the lake in this unique swannery initially set up by Benedictine Monks in the 11th century.

Nothe Fort
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Nothe Fort

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Weymouth's Victorian-era fort has transformed from the town's first line of defense into one of the area's most popular spots for a fun-filled day out.

Sandsfoot Castle
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Sandsfoot Castle

Though forgotten for centuries, this renovated cliff-top fortress backed by stately gardens is now one of Weymouth's most attractive landmarks.

Sea Life Park
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Sea Life Park

Witness turtles swimming over your head, take boat rides through a crocodile swamp and come face-to-face with a shark in Weymouth's incredible marine zoo.

Top activities in Weymouth

SEA LIFE Weymouth
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SEA LIFE Weymouth

£12

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an amazing underwater world with over 1,000 creatures and 15 different zones to explore. Take a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean and discover a dazzling array of amazing creatures, from a face-to-face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience.

Poole Harbour & Island Cruise
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Poole Harbour & Island Cruise

£12

Enjoy a spectacular and relaxing 75-minute cruise around the largest natural harbour in Europe, and get some great views of the beautiful harbour islands and world famous Sandbanks! With four daily departures, this popular cruise commences from Poole Quay, situated in the traditional harbour town of Poole on the picturesque Dorset coast, and starts with a trip through the harbour, formed in the last ice-age, and continues around Brownsea Island, before returning to Poole Quay.

Reviews of Weymouth

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Nov 2019

Would definitely go back again

5/5 - Excellent

Sophie

12 Nov 2019

Beautiful place to go for a family weekend away. Plenty of things to do for kids.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Nov 2019

Weymouth is a lovely seaside town perfect for all. People seem to be very friendly and chatty. Perfect base for exploring beautiful Dorset

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

Traditional seaside town with plenty of places to eat and lots to do.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

We love visiting Weymouth, but we would only recommend it when the weather is nice and warm. It can get bitterly cold and windy there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Oct 2019

We had a lovely 4 day break there and would certainly recommend others too!