Weymouth - things to do in Dorset

Weymouth

A traditional seaside town with a beautiful sandy beach and historic harbour.

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20.1 miles from Highlands End
22.1 miles from Golden Cap
16.8 miles from Graston Copse
9.6 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Weymouth - things to do in Dorset
  • Weymouth - things to do in Dorset
  • Weymouth - things to do in Dorset
  • Weymouth - things to do in Dorset
  • Weymouth - things to do in Dorset

Weymouth is a quintessential seaside town, famed for its long stretch of golden sand. The beach is extremely popular with families thanks to the shallow waters and seasonal lifeguard service, which create a safe place to paddle and bathe. Traditional entertainment can be found along the length of the sand, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained. Children will love the fairground, Punch and Judy show, donkey rides as well as the sand sculpture pod, where they can see their favourite TV characters brought to life. The eastern end of the beach is quieter and popular amongst water sports enthusiasts looking to kayak, jet ski or standup paddle board.

Quaint Harbour

The historic harbour is a hive of activity during the summer with plenty to see and do. Restaurants, cafes and bars line the quayside where you can enjoy a bite to eat and soak up the wonderful atmosphere. Sample locally caught fish and chips on the harbour wall watching the visiting yachts sail past and the fishing boats land their days catch. Across the towns lifting bridge you will find Hope Square where the old Devinish Brewery can be found. On bank holiday weekends and throughout the warmer months this area is alive with local bands, performances and the occasional market showcasing artisan makes from local producers. A gentle stroll up to the Nothe Fort and gardens will be rewarded with stunning views across Weymouth Bay and towards the Isle of Portland.

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Weymouth has numerous carparks the majority of which are pay and display. There is also a park and ride bus service which is a convenient way to escape the busy town centre. Dogs are allowed on the beach, however restrictions apply.

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Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse