Accommodation close to harbour, beach and seafront
Whether you’re looking for a traditional seaside holiday with lots of bucket and spade fun, a vibrant nightlife or leisurely strolls along a stunning coastline or the beautiful Dorset countryside, then spending a couple of days in Weymouth delivers all this and more. With cheap hotels and budget friendly B&Bs lining the seafront young families are never far away from child-friendly beaches with their golden sands and shallow waters that are so safe for toddlers to splash around in.
The revamped docks and harbour area of Brewer’s Quay are now slick marinas lined with self-catering apartments and bed and breakfast hotels along with quirky shops and tourist attractions. It is the perfect place to while away a morning over a coffee or cold beer watching the fishing boats coming and going. You might even be lucky enough to spot Town Bridge being raised for a high-masted boat to come in. Then later, head for Brewer’s Quay to enjoy an evening meal out with family or friends or have a drink in one of the lively bars.
Weymouth will have something to suit you
Whatever your holiday accommodation preferences, Weymouth will have something to suit you whether you are planning a romantic weekend, travelling with a group of active friends or just enjoying the simple pleasures of a short family holiday.
You can stay in pretty cottages in the town or choose seafront guesthouses close to the beach serving delicious home-cooked breakfasts. Stretch your budget with great deals on camping and caravan sites, all with wonderful sea views.
You will also find a selection of well-known chain hotels. These always guarantee a good choice of prices and rooms with a known level of service, cleanliness and comfort along with on-site car parking. Many also offer bed and breakfast packages.
Weymouth has been a popular seaside resort since it became the favourite destination of the Prince Regent in the late 18th-century and always gets very busy during the Summer so to ensure the best prices and guarantee the accommodation you want for your stay do your research and book early.
What to do ?
If you like more active holidays or are adventurous at heart you can hire a bike or join in with guided cycle rides that take you to parts of the town and countryside you’d never discover on your own. Other action-packed options include horse riding, hiring a boat or having a go at sea kayaking or even coasteering along Dorset’s Jurassic coastline.
Family friendly attractions range from the interactive science exhibition, Discovery to Weymouth’s famous Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary. Located just outside the town centre this attraction is home to otters, penguins, seals and friendly rays. It has fascinating marine conservation exhibits and plenty of activities to amuse younger children.
If you are a history buff then Weymouth Museum at Brewer’s Quay tells you all about local history while the Timewalk which starts at Brewer’s Quay takes you on a stroll back in time from the Black Death to the story of local beer brewing.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Weymouth Beach (The Esplanade, England UK): lovely and clean beach ideal for children of all ages. Ideal for walking, building sand-castles, swimming etc.
Nothe Fort (Barrack Road, Weymouth, England): large fort with many levels of displays and interesting historical information. The fort is very interesting with some outstanding views from the top over the bay and surrounding countryside.
Sea Life Tower (The Quay, DT4 8DX England): observation tower offering amazing 360degrees panoramic views of Weymouth Bay, Portland and the Jurassic Coast. From the tower you get an aerial view of the town itself and the Coast Line.
Sea Life Park (Lodmoor Country Park, DT4 7SX, England): see and learn about sealife. It’s a great day out for families.