Weymouth area

 

The town of Weymouth is about 10 minutes drive from our caravan. Weymouth is an historic seaside town, with connections back to Georege III. See What is on in Weymouth, be it Festivals, or just events

The famous sandy beach of Weymouth is just a short bus ride away, on the Littlesea dedicated hourly bus service. Here your children can play in the sand, build sandcastles and take a ride on the friendly donkeys. The donkeys have been a feature of the beach here for over one hundred years.

Weymouth beach with the Nothe Museum in the background

Weymouth beach with the Nothe Museum in the background

Weymouth beach on a sunny day with the Jurassic Skyline in the background

Weymouth beach on a sunny day with the Jurassic Skyline in the background

Weymouth beach with trampolines and Helter skelter.

Weymouth beach with trampolines and Helter skelter.

Weymouth beach with canoes and trampolines.

Weymouth beach with canoes and trampolines.

Weymouth beach with trampolines and Helter skelter.

Weymouth beach with trampolines and Helter skelter.

donkey rides on weymouth beach

 

Weymouth beach, at the height of summer.

Weymouth beach, at the height of summer.

The town’s shops are just a 2 min walk away from the beach. Weymouth hosted the 2012 Olympic sailing and you can visit the sites and take a trip up the new observation tower for a spectacular view across the Jurassic coastline. Alternatively you can take a walk back in time along the picturesque and working harbour.

Weymouth inner harbour taken from Weymouth Town Bridge

Inner harbour taken from Town Bridge

Weymouth outer Harbour taken from Weymouth Town Bridge

Outer Harbour taken from Town Bridge

 

Weymouth outer Harbour and Bennett's On The Waterfront Fish and Chip shop

Outer Harbour and Bennett’s On The Waterfront Fish and Chip shop

You can travel into town by bus and leave your car at the site. The 502 leaves the site every hour at 5 to the hour. See the link for the 502 timetable

502 bus to Weymouth town centre, every hour

502 bus to the town centre, every hour

Victoria's Silver Jubilee Clock Weymouth Sea front

Victoria’s Silver Jubilee Clock erected in 1887 on Weymouth Sea front

 

St Mary Street, Weymouth. Pedestrianised Weymouth

St Mary Street, Weymouth. Pedestrianised shopping street in Weymouth

Stanleys Coffee shop St Thomas Street.

Stanleys Coffee shop on St Thomas Street. Our favourite coffee shop in Weymouth.

Places to visit around Weymouth

Dorchester, 9 miles to the north

Dorchester market,

Dorchester market, open Wednesday’s from 9 until 1. Great bargains and a good day out

Just a half hour drive to the west takes you to the world-famous Abbotsbury subtropical gardens and Swannery,

Childern feeding the swans at Abbotsbury Swannery

Children feeding the swans at Abbotsbury Swannery

Less then 20 minutes away, children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area, jump around on our new bouncy castle (don’t forget your socks!) and bottle feed the lambs. The lambs also have a midday race around a track, after the race the children are invited to take a lamb for a warm down walk on a lead.

Whilst to the east takes you to the world-famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum. These are accesible from the site on the X55 hourly bus service

Lulworth Cove

James and Josh, our nephews, at Lulworth Cove on a busy summer’s day

Lulworth Cove, looking towards the village

Lulworth Cove, looking towards the village

Lulworth Cove from the footpath over to Durdle Door

Lulworth Cove from the footpath over to Durdle Door

Tiger tank Bovington Tank Museum

Tiger tank on display at Bovington Tank Museum

If you prefer walking, the spectacular South West Coast footpath runs right through the site and it is easy to stroll along the coast in either direction and get lost in nature as the waves wash against the Chesil bank

Portland Bill

..is a must on sunny day and also on a windy day. Built in 1906, it stands 41m high and is painted a bright red and white. Why not visit the Lobster Pot cafe too?

Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Bill Lighthouse

The Lobster Pot with the lighthoose in the background

The Lobster Pot with the lighthoose in the background

The Lobster Pot serves nice meals and cakes at reasonable prices and with a friendly environment

The Lobster Pot serves nice meals and cakes at reasonable prices and with a friendly environment

 

Pulpit Rock during a recent storm

Pulpit Rock during a recent storm

 

Welcome to the replica of the Nao Victoria. May 2017
She is an historical replica of the first ship that successfully circumnavigated the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano in the 16th century. Almost 500 years ago (1519- 1522) one of the greatest maritime adventures of all time was accomplished.
By visiting Weymouth this emblematic vessel puts the town on the vast map of ports all around the world that she has already visited since her construction. Between 2004 and 2006 she made her own particular journey around the world, stopping in 17 countries and visiting the United States. She is already making a tour of several European ports by visiting some of the ports in England (London, Portsmouth, Cowes, Brixham, Poole), France, Holland, Germany and Belgium, becoming the first ship of her kind to have performed similar voyages.