Welcome to Weymouth, Dorset’s Riviera.
Weymouth has been a port since Medieval Times takes it name from an early settlement situated on the west bank of the estuary where the river Wey comes to its end. In 1571 it became more prominent when it absorbed the opposite bank to the estuary, known then as Melcombe Regis Weymouth was regularly visited by King George III between 1790 and 1805 and became a popular destination evolving this little fishing port into the major seaside resort of today.
It owes its popularity to its huge sheltered bay that is backed by an impressive and splendid terraced row of 18th Century Georgian four and five storey houses designed and built in a style known as ‘ Free Renaissance’ Weymouth and the surrounding area is the ideal location for either a weekend break or full family holiday , with all the usual seaside attractions to take in, on the beach there is a trampoline centre, amusements, various slides and rides and the highly publicised daily sand sculptures.
Weymouth also boasts a 3 mile long shallow sandy beach that has recently been awarded Grade A status making it one of the best in Britain.
The small tidal flows coupled with the beaches shallow sandy waterline makes Weymouth the perfect safe haven for swimmers of all ages, there are also patrolling life guards to ensure your undisturbed when relaxing with a Weymouth made Rossi Ice cream.
The Old Harbour is full of well weathered fishermen and divers all keen to take you to their highly coveted fishing marks and wrecks. Boats leave most days and can be booked as a team or as individuals. Commercial fishermen still operate from Weymouth and supply the local restaurants and pubs with freshly caught Crab, Lobster and Sea bass. Well worth a visit.