Top 10 things to do in Weymouth
1. Weymouth Beach
Weymouth Beach is a curving arc of golden sand and is just minutes from the town centre and historic harbour. There is a range of different activities especially during summer, from donkey rides to traditional attractions such as Punch and Judy shows. Even during quieter months, you can have a stroll along the promenade or enjoy the views from Weymouth Beach. If you are travelling with your four-legged friend, Weymouth Beach would be a perfect place for a walk.
2. Jurassic Skyline
Jurassic Skyline is a 53 metres tall tower on Weymouth Pier. In a clear-fronted passenger gondola it is possible to oversee Weymouth town, the beach, the Pavilion, the Old Harbour, Nothe Gardens, the Nothe Fort, and Portland Harbour. Once at the top, the gondola will slowly turn a full 360 degrees, allowing passengers to enjoy the stunning views of the Jurassic Coast and Weymouth Harbour.
3. Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park
A place where you can experience an enchanting journey both above and below the ocean. Be ready to explore underwater world with over 1,000 creatures to see and many other fun things to do like Caribbean Cove and a splash zone.
4. Nothe Fort
One of the most visited attractions in Weymouth, Nothe Fort has been built between 1860 and 1872, which then became an important Navy base. The fort is one of the best-preserved forts of its kind featuring gun decks, ramparts and many more displays.
5. Bennetts Water Gardens
Bennetts Water gardens is an 8-acre garden which holds one of the most outstanding national and international collections of water lillies. Other features include a Claude Monet style Japanese Bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks and Museum.
6. RSPB Weymouth Wetlands
Two top class nature reserves which include Radipole Lake and Lodmoor. Both can be enjoyed by families and wildlife enthusiasts. The range of activities include pond dipping, duck feeding, guided walks and observation of a vast range of bird species.
7. Sandsfoot Castle and the Rodwell Trail
Rodwell trail is a pleasant 3.5km cyclist and pedestrian path along Weymouth’s old railway line. Halfway along the Rodwell Trail there is a Sandsfoot Castle, an iconic ruin overlooking Portland Harbour. It was built by Henry VIII in 1539 to protect his kingdom from foreign invasion. You can find an outdoor café and obtain a free guide.
8. Sandworld Sculpture Park
Sandworld is the sand sculpture festival that showcases sand sculptures made by competing World Class Sand Artists. Each year it is inspired by a different theme and can be enjoyed by all ages.
9. Tudor House Museum
Tudor House Museum is an early 17th century building and is open to public for a guided tour. It reveals how the home of an early seventeenth-century middle-class family looked like and it remains one of the UK’s best preserved Tudor buildings.
10. Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival
This exciting event draws crowd each July around historic Old Harbour of Weymouth. Seafood Festival offers amazing opportunity to taste various fresh seafood dishes, enjoy Pommery Champagne and watch live cooking demonstrations.