Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, located on the western shore of Weymouth Bay and on the mouth of the River Wey. Weymouth's coast and beaches, lakes, museums, aquarium, shopping centres and watersports attract visitors all year round.

Two notable landmarks around Weymouth are:

  • The small limestone Isle of Portland is only 6 km (4 miles) long and 2.7 km (1.7 miles) wide and it is joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach.
  • Chesil Bank Beach a major shingle bank which provides shelter from the prevailing winds and waves for the town of Weymouth.

Weymouth Harbour is on the English Channel and is used for pleasure boats, private yachts and ferries to the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Brittany in France. The nearby Portland Harbour is one of the largest man-made harbours in the world and is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, and is where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held.

Why not check beaches nearby as we have 12 beaches around Weymouth, 56 beaches in Dorset, or have a look at our list of Dorset dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

No Records Found

Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.

Google Map Not Loaded

Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.

Weymouth Dorset Coast Search Bar

Where would you like to go? Use our search bar to search across all our local listings, ideal for finding that nearest spot to visit:

Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

    • image-735

    Newtons Cove Beach

    • image-794

    Church Ope Cove Beach

    • image-2121

    Portland Castle

    • image-2108

    Abbotsbury Swannery

    • image-859

    Portland Bill Lighthouse

    • image-2122

    Weymouth Bandstand Pier

    • image-2187

    Sea Life Weymouth

    • image-798

    Lodmoor Beach

    • image-2109

    Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

    • image-2120

    St Catherines Chapel

    • image-2117

    Jordan Hill Roman Temple

    • image-722

    Weymouth Beach

Some more locations in Dorset