Things to do in Weymouth
The beach is an obvious attraction with three miles of sandy beach and shallow waters, making it popular with families. A picture postcard seaside beach with traditional donkey rides and Punch & Judy show.
Beach volleyball, beach rugby and a number of other organised activities are centered on the beach.
By the harbourside, it is traditional to go crabbing with bait and line and children love this activity. For the more adventurous, you can take a speed boat tour out to see and check out the historic coastline close up.
There are so many attractions to mention. Close by is the Nothe Fort, situated at the end of the Nothe Peninsular with a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning view of the Jurassic Coast. Built in 1872 to protect the harbour, the fort’s museum’s home to a World War II experience complete with British and American military vehicles.
A visit to the Abbotsbury Swannery is a lovely gentle attraction. The only place in the whole world where you can wander your way through a beautiful colony of mute swans, this quirky attraction enables its visitors to take part in a mass swan (and cygnet) feeding, as well as wait and see if you can watch them hatch. Visit between the middle of May and the end of June and you’ll be greeted by fluffy cygnets keen to welcome friendly faces.
There is an annual calendar of events.
The bracing swim across Weymouth Harbour on Christmas Day is such a crazy event. You have never seen so many Father Christmas’s in bathing suits before!
Weymouth Carnival Day and Fireworks is one of the biggest annual events. Previous years have included a torchlight procession when evening falls, an air show, live music, foodie stalls and the all-important crowing of the Carnival Queen.
You are really spoilt for choice in Weymouth.
Our guests have raved about The Red Lion pub, which is in Hope Square, Brewers Quay. The Steak & Ale pie is legendary and goes well with a pint of Jurassic or Lifeboat ale.
Pascal’s Bistro over the square is typical French cuisine, made by Pascale in his own inimitable style. He offers a 3 course evening menu once a month – requires booking in advance.
For decent seaside Fish & Chips it is Bennets on the Harbourside.
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