Local Information - Weymouth
Weymouth caters for a wide range of activities and ages all the year round. The main golden beach is ideal for small children as the sea is shallow. There is plenty to do with the Punch & Judy, donkey rides, trampling and looking at the popular sand sculptures. If you want a swim in deeper water the rocky beach at top of the road a few minutes from the property is ideal. Weymouth Bay and Portland harbour famous for its sailing waters also popular for windsurfing. Weymouth was the venue for the London 2012 Olympic sailing events. There is a choice of coastal paths for walkers. Attractions are; Nothe Fort, Radipole Lake, Nature Reserve, Lodmore Country Park, Sea Life Park & Marine Sanctuary, Bennetts Water Gardens and Weymouth & Portland Markets. Further afield there are the towns of Dorchester & village of Abbotsbury and Abbotsbury sub tropical gardens. In the evenings after 9pm watch the green seven laser light display on the sea front.
Portland is home to some outstanding natural and themed attractions including the world famous Chesil Beach, Portland Bill Lighthouse, the Stone Sculpture Park and Portland Castle.
King George III visited Weymouth in the late 1700’s and bathed in the sea from his bathing hut. Society followed in his footsteps making Weymouth a popular destination. The large sweeping bay offers a combination of sand to the West changing to shingle towards Bowleaze Cove. Young children enjoy the golden beach as the warm shallow water is great for paddling. Even after walking a long way out the sea can be only up to your knees. For a more quieter beach head along the promenade towards Greenhill the beach here is more pebbly and the sea deeper, ideal if you are a keen swimmer.
Weymouth beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award status for 2012.
For groceries, there is a Londis in the Harbour, near the Brewers Quay, which has reasonable prices. For a bigger shop, Asda is a 12 minute walk. There is a small backpack under the stairs to put shopping in. In the town is a small Tesco’s. Fresh fish is sold by the harbour. On the A354 on the way into Weymouth there is a Morrison with a petrol station and Aldi on the Dorchester Road.