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Just some of what Weymouth has to offer - see above websites for lots more information
Why not visit Wonderful Weymouth for a traditional family holiday, a short break or a day out? There are so many things to do, it's hard to know where to start!
King George III was advised to bathe in the sea at Weymouth Beach. A replica of his bathing machine stands near his statue which surveys the beach from a high plinth. This made Weymouth the most fashionable place in England for wealthy 'holidaymakers'.
These days, everyone can enjoy the fine golden sands and the shallow, safe water of Weymouth Beach.
The Beach provides a large open public space where many events have taken place. During the London 2012 Olympic Games Weymouth hosted the Sailing Events, in which Sir Ben Ainslie won Gold for Britain. Weymouth Beach was transformed into a huge open air cinema, where thousands of excited people watched the drama unfold. This was only days after the Beach had become a huge open-air promenade theatre for the Battle of the Winds performances, which ended with 2000 people carrying lit torches into the sea.
Annual events on the Beach include International Volleyball, The International Kite Festival, Beach Motocross, the Town Fireworks display and the Santa Pudding Race, as well as many rock performances on open air stages.
With its unique soft sand, safe waters, traditional Donkey Rides and Punch & Judy Shows, Weymouth Beach provides a safe, traditional playing place for thousands of holiday makers, day-trippers and local people alike, and will do for many years to come.
At the Station end of the Esplanade stands the Queen's Jubilee Clock (erected in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's 50th year of reign).
In days gone by the Esplanade provided the perfect setting for Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian ladies and gentlemen to promenade, showing off their fashionable clothes and parasols.
These days, everyone can enjoy a walk along the wide pavements, or a cocktail at one of the pavement cafe bars, while people watching.
The Esplanade comes alive at night with clubs heaving until the early hours, with a beach setting unrivalled in any holiday destination in the World.
A pleasant wander towards the Harbour end of the Esplanade will bring you to the Pavilion Theatre, which always has performances, and the Sea Life Tower (pictured) from which panoramic views of Weymouth can be enjoyed.
Small, picturesque and vibrant, Weymouth Harbour is a busy working harbour, with many different types of boats coming and going all day every day. You while away the hours, outside one of the many pubs and resaurants along its edge, watching yachts, rowing boats, tall ships, Naval vessels, trawlers, paddleboards, ferries, cruisers - you name it. Every two hours the Town Bridge opens to let boats in and out of the Marina - the Greatest Show on Earth!
Weymouth Harbour is the ideal setting for many of Weymouth's Harbourside Events, such as Wessex Folk Festival, Dorset Sea Food Festival and the brand-spanking-new Weymouth Waterfest.
Cross the Town Bridge and walk along the Harbour past the Kings Arms. Behind the Old Rooms pub is another jewel in Weymouth's crown, Hope Square.
The old brewery yard and site of the ancient harbour inlet has, in recent years, been transformed into a Continental style square, with cafes, bars and bistros spilling their tables out onto the cobbled yard, where you can relax with friends, enjoy a glass of wine or a cappuccino in the dappled shade of the plane trees.
Here, you will find some of the Local People's favourite restaurants, such as The Galley and The Crow's Nest. Every Sunday in summer a local band plays under a small gazebo while locals and visitors relax, chat, drink, eat and dance, sitting outside the Red Lion.
For larger musical events such as the Wessex Folk Festival, an outdoor stage is erected and the square is packed with revelling festival-goers.
Just up the hill, overlooking the Harbour, is a headland called The Nothe.
The Nothe Gardens and Fort
The Nothe Gardens cover most of the Nothe Peninsula, with acres of beautiful Victorian Sub Tropical garden walks and picnic areas overlooking the sea. Take some nuts to feed the squirrels and a barbeque to feed yourselves.
Go down towards the water and find Newton's Cove and the rock pools. This is one of Weymouth's Nature Conservation Areas.
On the 'nose' of the Nothe is a huge Victorian Fort. It's open most days, often has events and sometimes even hosts open air musical shows! Please follow this link for more information.