What is there to do in Weymouth? Where do we start! Weymouth is a fantastic place to visit and there is so much to do for all ages! Here are our top 10 ideas but there are lots more!
1. Nothe Fort
Nothe Fort is Weymouth’s number 1, award-winning heritage attraction and is a great day out for the whole family, young or old! Take time to appreciate the 360 degree views across Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast. Discover a maze of underground tunnels, a museum, parade ground, large guns positioned high on the ramparts and a wonderful café. Children will love it here too with secret passageways to discover and mice to find!
2. A day at the beach!
No trip to Weymouth would be complete without spending some time at the beach. On a sunny day it’s the perfect place to while away a few hours, hire a deck chair and sit back and relax with the golden sand between your toes! If you’ve got little ones then enjoy a paddle in the safe, shallow waters and build a sandcastle or two. Weymouth beach has also won the Blue Flag and Seaside Award recognising it as one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country!
The beach isn’t just for summer, it’s just as glorious all year round and is the perfect place for a lovely stroll come rain or shine. Stop off for a coffee in one of the many cafes or grab a bite to eat.
3. Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park
Explore an amazing underwater world and journey to the ocean depths at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! Get up close to over 2,000 creatures, including playful otters, sea turtles, the world’s smallest penguins, sharks, rays and so much more!
There’s loads to keep kids entertained with an adventure play area, splash zone and mini golf – a day full of fun, an adventure awaits!
4. Sandsfoot Castle & Gardens
Pack up a picnic and enjoy some beautiful views at this castle ruin. Sandsfoot Castle is free to visit and offers spectacular coastal views across the bay. A little gem that should definitely be on your ‘to visit’ list!
5. Set out on a trail of discovery…!
There are some really great trails in and around Weymouth that provide the ideal opportunity to discover this fascinating town.
Follow the Weymouth Heritage Trail and delve into the town’s past including the arrival of the Black Death, its importance as a Georgian resort, and its involvement in the D-Day invasion.
The Weymouth Sculpture Trail allows you to seek out six artworks around Weymouth and discover the historic harbour, secret pier and amazing wildlife of the backwater nature reserve!
Why not get the whole family involved and explore the streets of Weymouth with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weymouth.
6. Take to the water
The water around Weymouth isn’t any water, it’s Olympic standard water! Weymouth & Portland was home to the sailing events in the 2012 Olympics so why not test them out for yourself?
Located right on the water’s edge within the grounds of the National Sailing on Portland is where you’ll find the Official Test Centre (OTC) where you can try windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddling (SUP).
Why not take the opportunity to try your hand at classic tall-ship sailing around the stunning Jurassic coastline with Moonfleet Adventure Sailing or take a fishing trip with Snapper Charters? There’s plenty of water fun to be had in Weymouth!
7. Greenhill Gardens
Greenhill Gardens, situated right on the seaside is one of the gems of the area. The award winning Greenhill Gardens has brightly coloured borders, winding paths, recreational areas and one of the best views of Weymouth Bay and the Dorset coastline.
Greenhill Gardens offers plenty for active visitors with a bowling green, tennis courts and a putting green to enjoy. The gardens also provide a year rounds events program from music and community projects that everyone can enjoy.
8. Weymouth Harbour & Town Bridge
Make sure you spare some time to have a walk around the beautiful harbour. Sit for a while and watch the boats come and go and take in the sights and smells of this bustling harbour.
Time it right and you’ll be able to see the town bridge lift, a real crowd pleaser!
9. Get back to nature
Weymouth is home to two beautiful wetland nature reserves, RSPB Radipole Lake and RSPB Lodmoor.
These hidden gems in the heart of Weymouth are perfect for spotting some stunning wildlife and appreciating the peace and tranquillity of nature. Well worth a visit.
10. Cycle Weymouth
Weymouth is perfect for exploring on two wheels. The town and surrounding area boasts many routes which are mainly offroad or along quiet street and many are flat…perfect for the kids to ride off some steam! A great way to explore the town and appreciate the beauty around you.