Colourful houses and vibrant structures look harmoniously over the tranquil harbour, as long, golden beaches rest peacefully underneath the brisk coastal winds. Welcome to Weymouth.
Whether you’re looking to sample the locally caught fresh fish, or simply enjoy an evening beachside stroll, you’ll find your inner peace in the delightfully charismatic town.
From charming country style pubs with friendly locals, to the bustling harbour and stunning coastal walks – the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset is a fantastic place to explore.
Here are just a few of our all-time favourite things to do in Weymouth.
Visit the Beach
Weymouth is perhaps best known for its incredible coast. A beautiful beachfront where anybody can go to relax, why not dig for seashells, or build a sandcastle to rival Nothe Fort? Enjoy some fresh fish and chips as you bask in the afternoon sun, or take your dog for on a nice walk along the shoreline.
You can even enjoy traditional seaside activities like donkey rides, or watching a classic Punch and Judy show.
The Abbotsbury Swannery provides a rare opportunity to walk amongst an entire colony of nesting Mute Swans.
Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you can observe swans in such a capacity, and it is spread over 25 acres, so you will want to dedicate the whole day to explore.
The picturesque harbour is at the epicentre of a wonderfully preserved 17th century waterfront. Still heavily used to this day, you can watch as the boats and barges effortlessly pull in – all from the comfort of one of the many bars and cafes that surround the peaceful water.
Sandworld Sculpture Park
Sculptures are crafted from sand by immensely talented artists all around the world, before being displayed in this fantastic sculpture park.
Weymouth Museum is an absolute must-see for art fans and history lovers. Located in the Brewer’s Quay, it is a great place to learn more about the history of not just Weymouth, but the entire world.
Nothe Fort is a cliff side chateau placed precariously at the end of the Nothe Peninsula, a large rock face that juts east from mainland Weymouth.
This three level fort is packed full of interesting things to do.
Family Friendly Things to Do
Who doesn’t love monkeys? They’re curious, funny and entertaining creatures. Visit Monkey World, a specialist ape rescue centre, and spend the day meeting monkeys, chimps, and apes.
Explore the deep blue sea at Weymouth’s own epic SEA LIFE centre. Home to penguins, jellyfish, seals and even sharks, this is a fantastic family friendly day out.
Unleash your imagination at the spectacular theme park, Fantasy Island. Hidden away in Bowleaze cove, Fantasy Island is a fun-filled adventure park that’s just overflowing with activities. Teacups, flying elephants, a Ferris wheel and bumper cars all make up a part of the charm that Fantasy Island has to offer.
While you’re there, you can even try your hand at the beachfront arcade, filled with nostalgic video titles alongside an assortment of penny-arcade games.
Something a bit different
Looking for something a bit different to do? Jurassic Safari offers just that. Climb aboard the Land Rover and set off on an off road safari tour of the hidden wilds of Dorset. Keep a look out for deer, woodland wildlife, and spectacularly scenic views.
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf at SEA LIFE is perfect for kids and adults alike – especially those who like a healthy, competitive challenge!
Also in Dorset
The Victorian Barn
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