Holidays in Weymouth Dorset Holiday Guide to Places to Stay & Things To Do in Weymouth
For a holiday, short break or day visit Weymouth in Dorset
has plenty to offer the visitor. You'll be spoilt for choice for attractions, activities and other things to do in and around this lovely visitor destination. Weymouth and the surrounding area boasts a superb selection of hotels, Guest Houses for Bed and Breakfast,
holiday parks and camp sites. You will also find plenty of self catering holiday cottages and apartments in and in the surrounding area of Dorset. To help plan your visit we also feature listings
of things to do, restaurants and pubs in Weymouth. To view the accommodation and other directories we offer just select from one of the links below. If you are planning on touring the area around Weymouth take a look at the Dorset page where you will find more details of nearby places you may choose to visit on your holiday.
To help plan your visit to Weymouth please use the links below to find Accommodation and Activities in Weymouth
Weymouth at the Heart of the Jurassic Coast & Host to The 2012 Olympic Games Sailing Events ...
Haven Holidays have three fun packed holiday parks in Weymouth, Weymouth Bay, Seaview and Littlesea. Amazing discounted breaks and holidays are on offer at all three throughout most of the year.
Weymouth, Dorset is a perfect resort for all the family, with its safe bathing beach, picturesque harbour and a variety of attractions and events. It is also fast becoming a mecca for watersports enthusiasts as along with neighbouring Portland it will be the host town for the Sailing Events of The London 2012 Olympic Games. The town will be busy during 2012 and we would advise you to book as early as possible if you're planning on a visit in July or August during and around the Games period. Outside this period although busy there should be availability at Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels and Holiday Parks but if you are thinking a renting a holiday home at any time demand will be great as international press crews as well as olympic team support are likely to book many of the prime location holiday homes for extended stays. We would suggest you check out our holiday home listings now or take a look at Bluechip Holidays who specialise in 2012 Holiday Rentals in Weymouth and Portland and book as early as possible so as to not to be dissapointed.
If you haven't visited Weymouth for a while you are in for a very pleasant surprise when you do this year. Over the past few years since the announcement of the 2012 Games coming to the UK Weymouth has been a hive of activity with huge improvements being made to the visitor experience. Around the Old Harbour area new vibrant bars and restaurants have been opening up offering a truly magical environment in which to unwind whilst looking out onto one of the prettiest historic harbourside locations in South West England. Cafe Culture has grown dramatically recently with more pubs, cafes and restaurants than ever before featuring seated outdorr areas to relax in and watch the world go by.
The seafront area has seen massive improvements with new beach cafes and tasteful modernisation of the Esplanade. In the spring of 2012 brand new state of the art lazer lighting will have been installed along the promenade. Directed out into beautiful Weymouth Bay towards the majestic cliffs of the Jurassic coast these lazer lights will offer an ever changing lightscape as you take an evening stroll along the Prom with the effects changing from day to day dependant on weather conditions.
Artists Impression of Weymouth's
Observation Tower which is due to
be open by July 2012
On the 4th of January the foundation stone for Weymouth's Observation Tower was laid. Towering over the Pavilion Peninsular at the mouth of the Old Harbour this magnificent structure with it's round observation pod will lift you around 100 metres above the beach nd then rotate opening up a spectacular panorama of Weymouth Bay, The Jurassic Coast and during the Olympic Games the sailing courses in Weymouth Bay.
Don't worry though you'll still find all your old holiday favourites in town. Punch and Judy, The Sand Modeller and childrens rides are still on the beach and The Nothe Fort, Sea Life Park and Nature Reserves at Lodmoor and Radipole Lake will still be must visit attractions when visiting Weymouth. The town also bostas a brand new attraction at Lodmoor Country Park ... Sandworld an international exhibition of Sand Sculpture is truly amazing and sure to inspire you when you take your bucket and spade down to the sandy beach !
If your looking for somewhere in Weymouth to stay the links at the top of this page will take you to a comprehensive list of Weymouth's Hotels, Guest Houses & B & B's, Self Catering Cottages & Apartments and Holiday and Camping Parks. Lots of these establishments have links to their own web sites and many of these web sites we have enabled for the proprietors to regularly update with late availability and offers. If your looking for some last minute bargains or special breaks click here to see the many offers, late breaks etc that are featured within our Weymouth offers section that are added to the site live by the hotels etc that we feature.
Weymouth's Stylish New Boat Cafe on
Weymouth Beach. Two of these cafes will be in place for 2012
such a nice to place to eat, enjoy a drink and take in the wonderful views of The Bay, 2012 Sailing Courses and Jurassic coast ...
Weymouth's popularity as a seaside resort is attributed to King George 111 who came to bathe in the sea as a health cure for his nervous disorder. Between 1789 and 1805 the King and members of the Royal Family spent fourteen holidays in Weymouth. The beach is superb and consists of sand which sweeps around the bay changing to shingle along the extended promenade. All the usual facilities are on hand, Punch & Judy, swing boats, trampolines, volleyball court and Weymouth's famous sand modeller.
Weymouth has much more to offer than just the beach and tourist attractions. As one would expect of a coastal resort, water sports feature prominently in the list of activities. With excellent wind conditions all year round the waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are a Mecca for windsurfers and dinghy sailors, and divers come to the area to explore the wrecks lying around the coast. As one of the top angling venues in the country Weymouth offers all types of fishing, from the child's rod dangled from the pier to deep sea fishing trips which can be booked from one of the charter boats in the harbour. Golf, cycling, walking, bowling, swimming, the list of opportunity for sport is endless. Weymouth has one of the largest Dive and Angling Boat Charter Fleets on the south coast with knowledgeable skippers who know where the best locations for diving or angling are. Click here for a video of some of the boats in the Weymouth charter fleet courtesy of YouTube.com.
When booking your holiday in Weymouth be sure to check in advance with your chosen accommodation parking arrangements. In common with most seaside towns at busy times parking can get a little difficult. You will find that most accommodation providers are able to offer parking of some type but they will usually need advance notice that you require it. The good news though for 2012 is that as part of Weymouth's new traffic system that helps keep the traffic flowing better than ever before Weymouth now has a large park and ride on the approach to the town from Dorchester. Just look out for the signs if you're visiting for the day. It's far cheaper than the town centre car parks and the cost includes bus transport into town and back for the driver and up to four others which we think is excellent value.
With a new shopping centre, lots of excellent places to eat and drink, a wide choice of accommodation and a year-round calendar of events it is little wonder that Weymouth is a town to which people return time and time again.
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We hope that you will find our guide useful in planning your short break or holiday in Weymouth, Dorset. If you are not able to find the type of accomodation that suites you try visiting the Dorset holiday guide. Here you will find links to the visitor guides of other places in the area where you will also find plenty of accommodation and activity information.