Weymouth, a seaside resort located in Dorset, England, right on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast with a population of over 50000 is the third-largest settlement in Dorset.
The city’s economy depends on its harbor and visitor attractions and greatly benefits from its location as the town is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, which is important for its geology and landforms, which also makes it an interesting destination for a visit.
Weymouth Harbour has included cross-channel ferries and is home to pleasure boats and private yachts. The nearby Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events of the 2012 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held.
Webcam View of Weymouth Harbour (Live stream from UK)
The A354 road bridge connects Weymouth to Portland and forms the borough of Weymouth and Portland. The history of the borough reaches all the way back to the 12th century, including its involvement in the spread of the Black Death, the settlement of the Americas, the development of Georgian architecture, and as a major departure point for the Normandy Landings.
If you are looking for a holiday by the sea with beautiful scenery, activities, and events, Weymouth is the perfect holiday destination.
With beautiful beaches with deckchairs, safe shallow waters, events programs, and pretty harbourside. Blue Flag winning Weymouth Beach is consistently recognized as one of the top ten beach destinations in Europe. The world was introduced to the Georgian grandeur of Weymouth during the London 2012 Olympic Games and made sure to leave an impression.
Another great location to rest is the family-run Rosewall camping park, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the World Heritage Coast, in the hamlet of Osmington Mills five miles east of Weymouth. The thirteen-acre south facing camping field has spectacular views over Weymouth Bay, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Jurassic Dorset countryside and located on the South West Footpath.
Whether you are first-timers or seasoned campers, you are sure to find the park to be the perfect place to explore, not only the treasures and beauty of the immediate area but the wealth of activities to do in the attractive county of Dorset.
If you are up for some time at the sea, there is a real opportunity for both novice and sailor to try your hand at classic tall-ship sailing around the stunning Jurassic coastline and the fascinating chalk downlands of The Isle of Purbeck and The Isle of Portland. If you prefer to just come along for the ride, don’t worry, as you are free to relax and take in the sights and sounds of sailing the coastline.
The sailing introduction is all based around a friendly and accepting experience, where you can learn the skills and activities needed to take a tall-ship to sea and see how to harness the power of the wind. For those keen to have a go, the crew will provide training in most activities that can be fitted into the short voyage, from weighing anchor to hoisting the mainsail.
Moonfleet is an International Yacht Training Sailing School, so not only will you have an unforgettable sailing experience, you may ask the crew about how you can enjoy further training and benefit from formal qualifications. But don’t forget to pack lunch, as the school does not provide such services.
With temperatures barely reaching 20 degrees Celsius during the summer months, you won’t be traveling to Weymouth for the sunny beaches and tanning sessions. But when it comes to the gorgeous scenery and excellent water and sailing based activities, there might not be a better place for a getaway in the United Kingdom.
Overall, the Weymouth experience is sure to leave you full of memories, serving as a good location for a vacation, or a weekend adventure. Even if you are not captured by the sailing school or the nature covered resorts, just appreciating the Georgian architecture while grabbing a cup of coffee might be worth the short trip to the seaside city found in Dorset.
And if that doesn’t win you over, you can always visit the 16-century Sandsfoot Castle ruins or just take a look through one of the live webcams you can find on this page!