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The Complete Guide to Visiting Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth is a very popular area to visit. There is plenty to do and see, and it’s popular among tourists who visit from all over the world. Visiting Weymouth can be very exciting. There are many tourist attractions and historical landmarks to explore. Plus, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.

This guide will include the highlights and must see attractions that you can enjoy whilst visiting our lovely seaside town. If you are planning a holiday to Weymouth, be sure to read our guide and make a note of the places that interest you.

Choose one of the sections below to read information about the area that interests you.

Weymouth Beaches

There are 8 wonderful beaches located in and around Weymouth. So you are likely to find the perfect beach to enjoy whilst you are here. Here is a brief description of each.

Weymouth Beach

This beautiful sandy beach draws tourists and visitors from all over the world. The shallow waters are perfect for safe swimming or paddling. The beach curves in an arc with Weymouth Pier at the south end. You will be able to enjoy a range of activities including Punch and Judy shows and donkey rides.

Postcode: DT4 7AX.

Castle Cove

(Portland Harbour) A quiet sandy beach with café and restaurant.

Postcode: DT4 8QG.

Greenhill Weymouth

You can find crazy golf and swimming available at this sand and shingle beach.

Postcode: DT4 7SW.

Sandsfoot Castle

(Portland Harbour) This is a privately owned beach which is popular for diving, snorkelling, swimming and sailing.

Postcode: DT4 9JT.

Preston Weymouth

This shingle beach offers deck chair and beach hut hire.

Postcode: DT4 7SX.


You can find wind surfing, swimming and bathing at this sand and shingle beach.

Postcode: DT3 6JH.

Bowleaze Cove

This dog friendly sand and pebble beach has a café and restaurant with a nearby pub.

Postcode: DT3 6PR.

Chesil Cove

There is good fishing available at this pebble beach.

Postcode: DT5 1AR.

Exploring Weymouth

Weymouth Town: Weymouth remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in Britain. It's sandy beaches and shallow waters make it perfect for holiday makers. In the town you will discover a wide range of cafés, pubs, restaurants, hotels and small specialist shops.


Weymouth is a popular destination for sailing on the south coast. You will find the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in the nearby Portland Harbour. This was the host to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Jurassic Coast

Weymouth is the perfect base to explore the world famous Jurassic coast. You will find much of the coastline in both directions easily accessible. The Jurassic Skyline is a 53 metre high tower which allows visitors to view up to 16 miles of the Jurassic coastline.

Old Weymouth

Weymouth has a rich history and there is much to see today as a reminder of its past. Discover more about the  history of Weymouth and the surrounding areas .

Eating Out in Weymouth

Let’s take a look at some of the best restaurants in Weymouth to enjoy. Here are some of the best restaurants in Weymouth that you can visit with the family.

Fish "n" Fritz

Once discovered you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and fantastic fish & chips at the nationally recognised Fish ‘n’ Fritz takeaway and 48 seater restaurant just set back from the picturesque 17th Century Weymouth Harbour

 9 Market Street Weymouth DT4 8DD

Restaurant 43

English and European dishes freshly prepared. Locally sourced produce. Fresh local fish. Great steaks, duck, lamb, belly pork, chicken,guinea fowl for example. Menu changes regularly. Pre order a fresh live lobster. Delicious traditional Sunday roast.

43 Maiden Street DT4 8AZ

Bennett's Fish and Chips

For the best fish and chips in Weymouth, we recommend that you visit Bennett’s. All fish is sourced locally from sustainable sources and filleted daily.

14 Trinity Road, Weymouth, DT4 8TJ

Enzo's Italian Restaurant

We recommend that you visit this Italian restaurant while in Weymouth. You will find a selection of Seafood, locally sourced meat, pizzas and traditional Italian pasta.

110 The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 7EA

The Palm House

Family owned café with light meals and drinks to offer. Perfect venue for a light lunch with the family and/or friends.

Commercial Rd, Weymouth DT4 7TZ

Fantastic Sausage Factory

A range of sausages for light meals, ideal for a breakfast or lunch event. Famous for a range of delicious sausages.

37 St Mary Street, Weymouth, DT4 8PU

L and O's Bistro

A great little restaurant with local dishes. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Weston Road,Portland, DT5 2DA

The Dorset Burger Company

A great restaurant with home-made burgers using locally sourced ingredients.

6 King Street, Weymouth, DT4 7BH

Mallams Restaurant

Serving modern British cooking for the family since 1990. High quality, hearty meals using local produce.

5 Trinity Road, Weymouth, DT4 8TJ


Serving Italian cuisine and various Mediterranean meals. British and European dishes available as well.

46 St. Mary Street, Weymouth, DT4 8PU

Restaurant 43

Serving a variety of British dishes. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

 43 Maiden Street, Weymouth, DT4 8AZ


French and seafood restaurant. Offering a range of Mediterranean dishes too.

59 St. Mary Street, Weymouth, DT4 8PP

Al Molo

Italian cuisine with gluten free options, and Mediterranean dishes.

Pier Bandstand, The Esplanade, DT4 7RN

Handmade Pie & Ales House

A selection of Traditional British pies and a changing variety of ales.

2 Queen Street, Weymouth, DT4 7HZ

The Monkeys Fist

Great food in a cosy atmosphere. A great place to relax with a drink, delicious seafood, steaks and more.

2 Hope Square, Weymouth, DT4 8TR

Follow this link to our Guide to Restaurants and Places to Eat. You can read more about the featured places to eat as recommended by Redcliff Guest House.

Things to Do for the Kids

Taking the kids along with your holiday is a great idea. Weymouth has plenty of child friendly activities to enjoy, while you explore the area.

Blooming Kids

This is an indoor and outdoor play area. It is a great activity centre that is perfect for smaller kids under the age of five years. It is safe environment with plenty of fun activities.

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Tel: 01305 458089

The Palm House, Swannery Lake Commercial Road, Weymouth DT4 7TZ

Granby Fun Factory

One of Dorset's biggest soft play centres.

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Tel: 01305 777 334

7 Albany Road, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth DT4 9TH

Pirate Adventure Golf

This is a very exciting and adventurous activities. Children can enjoy 18 holes of exciting golfing fun. It has a pirate theme for the excitement.

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Tel: 01305 781797

Lodmoor Country Park, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth DT4 7SX

The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail

This Trail will leave plenty of clues for you to find a pleasure. It's a great way to explore Weymouth and it's a self-guided treasure hunt tour.

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Tel: 01872 263692

The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8ED

MFA Bowl Weymouth

18 lanes of fun for all ages.

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Tel: 0843 290 8935

St Nicholas Street, Weymouth DT4 8AD

Sharky’s Play Zone

A huge indoor soft play area which covers 4 levels with 6 slides.

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Tel: 01305 750550

9 Custom House Quay, Old Harbour, Weymouth DT4 8BG

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm

A family friendly farm for kids to meet a range of farm animals.

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Tel: 01305 871817

Church Street Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JG

Follow this link to our Guide To Days Out With The Kids In Weymouth. You can read more about the featured places to eat recommended by Redcliff Guest House.

Family Attractions

Weymouth is very popular for family vacations. That’s because there is so much to see and do. If you are traveling with the family, here are great attractions for you to consider.

When you visit Weymouth, there’s plenty to do and learn for everyone. Learn what you can do with the family with these great family activities.

Weymouth Beach

A day at the beach is always exciting. Activities to enjoy include trampolines, as well as mini golf. You can also visit the promenade for even more exciting activities.

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Tel: 07411387529

The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7AX.

Dinosaur Museum

The museum contains life size dinosaur reconstructions and real dinosaur fossils and skeletons.

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Tel: 01305 269880

Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW

Kingston Maurward

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park. Come meet and feed the sheep, miniature Shetland ponies, alpacas, giant rabbits, chickens, goats, piglets, alpacas, and many more!

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Tel: 01305 215000

Kingston Maurward, Dorchester DT2 8PY

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Discover a variety of plants from all over the world.

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Tel: 01305 871387

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LA

Portland Museum

The Museum houses a wide variety of artifacts associated with the history and culture of Portland.

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Tel: 01305 821804

217 Wakeham, Portland DT5 1HS

Portland Castle

Built in the early 1540s, this castle is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts.

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Tel: 01305 820539

Castletown, Portland DT5 1AZ

Weymouth Points of Interest

Weymouth has plenty to offer visitors. Let’s take a look at some of the most local points of interest for visitors to the area.

Weymouth is a great location to take the whole family for a vacation. It has plenty to offer and this includes exciting outdoor activities. Here are some of the most popular point of interest.

Weymouth Harbour

A great way to explore the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline is by sea. Visit the harbour area to arrange your boat cruise.

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Tel: 01305 838423

Weymouth Harbour, Weymouth, England

Abbotsbury Swannery

A wonderful venue to see a selection of beautiful swans.

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Tel: 01305 871858

New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JG

RSPB Weymouth

RSPB Weymouth Wetlands Radipole Lake. Perfect for bird watching and walking trails.

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Tel: 01305 778313

RSPB Weymouth Wetlands Radipole Lake DT4 7TZ

Railway Walk

A historic walking trail through Weymouth.

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Tel: 01752 896237

Weymouth to Portland, Weymouth

Portland Plateau

A great hiking trail to enjoy.

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Tel: 01752 896237

South West Coast, Weymouth

Must See Attractions While Visiting Weymouth

With great coastal views and plenty to do, Weymouth is a popular attraction among tourists. These are just some of the must-see attractions in Weymouth.

Pelican Weymouth

A 45-metre pirate ship at the Weymouth Harbour.

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Tel: 01305 858274

15 Jubilee Close, Weymouth DT4 7BS

Sandworld Sculpture Park

A sand sculpture festival is held every year.

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Tel: 07411 387529

Lodmoor Country Park, Preston Beach Road DT4 7SX

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

This is a wonderful indoor and outdoor attraction. It is perfect for kids of all ages and there are provides and interactive programs to enjoy. They can also experience amazing sea life displays to see. They can also take part in animal feeding sessions.

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Tel: 01305 761070

Lodmoor Country Park, DT4 7SX

Nothe Fort

A historical venue in Weymouth with views of the Jurassic Coast. The Fort is a labyrinth of Victorian underground passageways.

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Tel: 01305 766626

Barrack Road, Weymouth DT4 8UF

Sandsfoot Castle

A great tourist attraction and ideal for the kids. A tranquil spot in the historic old castle ruins.

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Tel: 01305 838 297

84 Old Castle Road, Weymouth DT4 8QE

Jurassic Coast Towns

We have add a few near by seaside town to visit

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These are some of the great family attractions you can enjoy in Weymouth. Plan your trip in advance and book accommodation to ensure that you’ll get the best the city has to offer.

Nightlife: Clubs and Bars

Weymouth is quite popular and has a great nightlife too. This means that it’s not only the kids that get to enjoy this great location. There are plenty of bars and clubs that you can visit too.

Ayya Bars

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Tel: 01305 781104

60 St Thomas Street

Actors Bar

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3/7 Maiden Street DT4 8BB

The Closet

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38A Maiden Street DT4 8AZ


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Tel: 01305 761343

St Thomas Street, Weymouth DT4 8AW


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Tel: 01305 760868

54 - 55 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DG


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Tel: 01305 788884

51 The Esplanade, DT4 8DQ

Duke of Cornwall

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Tel: 01305 776594

1 St Edmund Street DT4 8AS

Dorothy Inn

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48-49 The Esplanade DT4 8DQ

Follow this link to our Guide To Weymouth Nightlife. You can read more about the featured places to eat recommended by Redcliff Guest House.

Great Activities in Weymouth

Weymouth is ideal as a holiday location for the whole family. With plenty of attractions for kids, this is a great way to spend time with the family. Here are some great activities that you can consider.

When you visit Weymouth, you have to take part in their great activities, scenery and events. Here are a few great activities that you can enjoy in Weymouth.

Warmwell Holiday Park Ski Slope

Perfect for ski enthusiasts.  Learn new skills at this outdoor dry ski slope. 

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Tel: 0344 335 3450

Nr Weymouth DT2 8JE

Paddlesports Academy

Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre and Paddlesports Academy. Activities include: sailing, kayaking, climbing, coasteering and abseiling.

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01305 784927

Knightsdale Rd, Weymouth DT4 0HS

Sirius Charters

Enjoy views of Weymouth from the water by hiring your own charter.

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07767 305073

Weymouth Marina, 70 Commercial Rd, Weymouth DT4 8NA

The Fleet Observer

A shallow boat designed to take you around the beach area.

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01305 759692

Ferrymans’s Way, Wyke Regis, Weymouth DT4 9YU

Old Harbour Dive Center

Take a diving lesson with a professional instructor.

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01305 760888

11 Nothe Parade, Weymouth DT4 8TX

Weymouth Golf Club

You can play a round of golf with family and friends.

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01305 750831

Links Road, Weymouth DT4 0PF

Weymouth Bike Hire

Hire a bike and ride around Weymouth.

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07548 254634

23 Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth DT4 7TH

Coastline Cruises

A great way to enjoy the sea and harbour area.

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01305 785000

Brewers Quay, Weymouth DT4 8TJ

Jurassic Trails Cycle Hire

Enjoy this outdoor cycle tour with the family.

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01305 836428

10 Bowleaze Covewa, Preston, Weymouth DT3 6RY

Adventure 4 All

Enjoy a wonderful adventure across Weymouth.

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07870 659081

Weymouth DT5 1JE

Follow this link to our Guide To Activities And Things To Do In Weymouth. You can read more about the featured places to eat recommended by Redcliff Guest House.

Shopping in Weymouth

If you love shopping, you’ll love Weymouth. There are plenty of shopping malls and shops to visit, especially with the family. From clothing and accessories, to memorabilia and jewellery. Weymouth sure has something to offer everyone who visits.

There are two main High Streets in Weymouth with shops down both sides, some of these include:

  • British Heart Foundation
  • Iceland
  • Boots
  • Debenhams
  • New Look
  • WH Smith
  • Wimpy
  • Woolworths
  • Lidle
  • The Link
  • 99p stores
  • An indoor market
  • Nautical Antiques
  • Sue Ryder Care
  • Body shop
  • Shoezone
  • Ocean to Earth
  • Tesco
  • Argos
  • M&S
  • Dixons
  • Contessa

There are also beach shops with fun activities for the kids. Visit the beach shops for : buckets and spades, armbands, blow up whales and sharks, flower windmills, fishing nets and footballs.

For art lovers there is also art for sale on the beach. You will also find work by local artists in Cove Gallery.

Annual Events in Weymouth

There is always something exciting happening in Weymouth. Here is a selection of the annual events that take place in Weymouth and the surrounding areas.

Armed Forces Day Celebrations

Pirate Day at the Nothe Forte

The Quayside Music Festival

Pommery Dorset Sea Food Festival

Bridport Hat Festival

Great Dorset Steam Fair

Camp Bestival

Tankfest at The Tank Museum

Dorset Art Weeks

Beaminster Festival of Music and the Visual Arts

A warm welcome from the Redcliff

We hope that this guide is helpful to you for when you visit Weymouth and Portland. The Redcliff Guest House offer comfortable accommodation at our welcoming bed and breakfast. Please visit our website to book your room with us. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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