Things To Do in Weymouth
Not sure of what to do on your visit to Weymouth? Think a beach is all we’ve got? Well think again!! Whether you are looking for family fun, the opportunity to explore or try something new, Weymouth has something for all ages.
Life’s a beach
Of course everyone is aware of Weymouth’s stunning golden sand but not all are aware of some of the mind-blowing structures created using the famous sand.
Sandworld Sculpture Festival in Weymouth welcome some of the best sand sculptors from around the globe to create artist masterpieces that defy logic. With past themes including Best of British and the Olympics it really is something that needs to be seen to be believed!
Trail your own way
If getting out and exploring your local surroundings is more your kind of thing, then why not take part in a self-guided treasure hunt?
Treasure Trails Dorset allows you to explore Weymouth in a fun and imaginative way. Follow the clues around the town on buildings and monuments and discover the location of the missing treasure.
Life under the waves
Weymouth Sea Life and Adventure Park is always a big hit with families visiting Weymouth. Learn more about life under the waves and the species that call the sea their home. Walk through the under the ocean tunnel; enjoy thrilling rides and even take part in feeding sessions!
Holidays in Weymouth aren’t just about building sandcastles on the beach, there’s so many other activities on offer here you won’t know when to stop.
The sheer beauty of the area means there’s an abundance of outdoor activities to get to grips with, from walking to cycling to treasure hunting to fishing.
Be at one with nature
Take in the sights, sounds and beautiful wildlife at one of Weymouth’s RSPB reserves. RSPB Radipole Lake and RSPB Lodmoor offer the chance to get up close and personal with the local wildlife with regular participatory events for young and old to enjoy.
If you’re a keen rambler, a must do is to walk a stretch of the South West Coast Path, where the views across to the Isle of Portland on a clear day will astound you.
If you’re more of a stroller, fear not, we have plenty of trails for you whether it’s an amble along the Rodwell Trail or along the esplanade next to the golden sandy beach.
Discover rich heritage and history
Weymouth and Portland are home to an abundance of fascinating sites dating from the Jurassic era right up to modern day. The Weymouth & Portland Heritage website provides details of 12 historical hidden gems that should certainly be visited while you discover Weymouth and Portland.
Make sure you visit the fantastic award-winning Nothe Fort located at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour which has excellent 360 degree views across Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Here you can discover a maze of underground passages, a museum of the Fort's history, parade ground, impressive guns positioned high on the ramparts, and fun trails to keep the children busy.
Sandsfoot Castle is also a great place to visit. Abondoned by the military in 1665, the Castle has become an iconic ruin overlooking Portland Harbour for the past 350 years. Set within pretty gardens, it's a great location for a picnic or something to eat and drink at the cafe.
On yer bike!
Cycling is another wonderful way to take in the scenery, with cycle routes in Weymouth available for a variety of distances and abilities.
For the more experienced cyclist, there are longer and more challenging routes available. Feel the burn whilst seeing some of Weymouth’s best sights.
We are so confident that Weymouth’s attractions will be a huge hit with everyone you’ll be coming back for more!
Little Waddon Vineyard is a small boutique low-intervention vineyard producing wine without the use of pesticides or synthetic chemicals. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on...
Overlooking Portland Harbour in Dorset stands one of Henry VIII's finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Today it provides a great day out...
The RSPB Weymouth Wetlands nature reserves are hidden gems in the heart of Weymouth. Comprises of 2 reserves (RSPB Radipole Lake and RSPB Lodmoor) and a Discovery Centre. Nestled in...
Tortuga is a 12m luxury sailing catamaran with space for up to 12 guests. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity sailing around Weymouth Bay with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, whilst our crew take...
The Official Test Centre (OTC) is the windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddling (SUP) centre located right on the water’s edge, within the grounds of the National Sailing Academy on...
Explore the streets of Weymouth with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weymouth. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the clues...
Sailing daily from Portland - check website for availability and to book Gift vouchers now available - Prices start at just £35 for a 2 hour cruise on the Tallship Moonfleet. Treat yourself to...
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 our playful otters and rescued sea turtles....
Enjoy a stroll around Weymouth's Harbour or the golden sands of the beach?
Weymouth boasts an incredible events programme to entertain everyone!
Visit 16 memorable locations to learn more about Weymouth's historic past.
A 48 hour suggested itinerary, prefect for a short break to coastal Dorset.